The photodynamic therapy is a minimally invasive medical treatment which consists in using a photosensitizing drug, which is activated by a laser light. The aim of these procedures is to activate the oxigen mollecule of the photosensitizer to selectively destroy the diseased cells.
This new therapy has been proven effective in treating precancerous cells and certain typs of cancer (for example basal-cell carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma), as well as some dermatological diseases difficult to treat such as hidradenitis suppurativa or anal fistulas. Laser wavelength and photosensitzer must be as suitable as possible to guaratee the maximum level of light absorption by the drug to achieve the desired photochemical reaction.
Percutaneous and intralesional therapy
Till now percutaneous application of photodynamic therapy couldn’t reach more than three millimeters deep into the dermis. But now, thanks to investigations and technological advances, this therapy already allows to treat hidradenitis, basal cell carcinomas and keloids located to three centimeters deep of the epidermis. A new technique that allows to deliver both the photosensitizing drug and the laser light inside the injuries to the depth that is needed through a fiber optic, makes it possible. This facilitates the treatment of major size injuries, at a greater depth.
Highly succesful results
INTERmedic’s photodynamic therapy with Multidiode™ 630 PDT is an innovative minimally invasive option for multiple diseases, that improves the quality of life of patients, avoiding surgery, hospitalizations and downtime.
The clinical essays realized till now with this new technology have shown a 100% resolutions in case of basal-cell carcinomas in the first session, and high healing rates in cases of hidrosadenitis, keloids and pilonidal cyst. Furthermore, it exists neither risk of side effects, nor complications for the patients.
INTERmedic is a worldwide leader in photodynamic therapy treatments, which has delevoped PDT laser systems for proctology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and now also dermatology, launching the advanced Multidiode™ 630 PDT.
The mechanism of action of INTERmedic’s laser system is based upon the interaction between the photosensitizing drug and the laser light to cause a selective damage to the damaged tissue. The fluence and wavelength of Multidiode™ 630 PDT laser are the indicated to guarantee the optimum absorption of the phothosensitizing used. The procedure can be performed percutaneously or intralesionally through a fiber optic inserted into the targeted area to achieve the maximum effectiveness, precision and tissue penetration.
Multidiode™ 630 PDT for Dermatology and Oncology
The photodynamic therapy with Multidiode™ 630 PDT from INTERmedic is a minimally invasive treatment using a photosensitizing drug, which is activated by the laser light at the specific lesion site to selectively destroy the diseased cells This innovative laser therapy has shown its efficacity treating precancerous and cancerous cells in benign dermatological lesions and certain types of lung cancer and digestive cancer.
This minimally invasive and effective treatment method has many advantages for both physician and patient:
- Selective destruction of the tumor
- Does not alter adjacent tissue and organs
- Proven clinical effectiveness
- Effectiveness in dermal tumors with great depth and thickness, impossible to obtain with other noninvasive techniques No side effects
- Intralesional or percutaneous treatment (penetration up to 1cm)
- 100 times more powerful than led lamps for photodynamic therapy
- Multiapplication PDT platform for Dermatology and Oncology
- Safe, effective and minimally invasive therapy
- Fast, comfortable procedures with nor downtime neither side effects
Percutaneous and intralesional procedures
Multidiode™ 630 PDT is indicated for both intralesional and percutaneous photodynamic therapy, using a specific handpiece for topical treatment and a variety of fiber optics (linear diffuser and front shot fiber) that can be inserted in the treatment area to accurately deliver laser light into the lesion. The result is a precise control when delivering energy guaranting maximum levels of efficacy and penetration of light into the tissue for an optimum treatment.