General reviews
Photodynamic therapy in dermatology
Photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic method with applicability in dermatology. In this review article we present its mechanism of action as currently known, indications and contraindications of the method, among the factors who limited the method in becoming the panacea of skin diseases, as shown in numerous clinical trials. Photodynamic therapy is currently used for treatment of oncological and non-oncological skin diseases: superficial basal cell carcinoma, Bowen disease, actinic keratoses, acne, rosacea, discoid lupus, etc. The main feature, non-invasivity, among transient and low intensity adverse effects qualifies this therapy as a therapy of the near future, strong in its attributes and continuous perfectible.