Experience transformative skincare with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) laser treatment at American Skin Institute. Ideal for treating acne, sun damage, and certain types of skin cancer, PDT combines a light-sensitive medication with targeted laser light to activate deep skin rejuvenation and healing.

During the procedure, a photosensitizing agent is applied to the skin and absorbed by targeted cells. After a brief incubation period, the area is exposed to specific wavelengths of light, activating the medication to destroy targeted cells and stimulate collagen production. This process not only improves skin texture and tone but also enhances overall skin health.

Ideal candidates for PDT include individuals with acne, sun-damaged skin, and certain precancerous skin lesions. The number of treatments needed varies based on the condition being treated, typically ranging from 1 to 3 sessions spaced several weeks apart. PDT can be applied to various areas of the body, such as the face, scalp, and hands.

While PDT may cause mild discomfort during the light exposure phase, our experienced practitioners ensure your comfort with appropriate measures. Common side effects include redness, swelling, and temporary sensitivity to light, which typically resolve within a few days to a week. Minimal downtime is expected, allowing you to resume normal activities shortly after treatment.

Discover the rejuvenating benefits of PDT at American Skin Institute. Schedule your consultation today to learn how PDT can revitalize your skin and restore its natural radiance with expert care and precision.


Sherman Oaks


  • Meter parking in front of the office from 9am - 4pm.
  • Free parking spots behind the office.
  • Free parking validation at 4910 Van Nuys Blvd parking structure.

Phone: (818) 907-7546
Fax: (818) 907-9506
Email: Info@amskin.com

Monday – Friday / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Sherman Oaks dermatology practice, formerly Mid Valley Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center, is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley across the street from Sherman Oaks Hospital. This location continues to offer all of the same products and services as it did under the Mid Valley name, led by Dr. Ilya Reyter, double board-certified dermatologist, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and Medical Director.


Westlake Village

Suite: #217


  • Free parking lot

Phone: (805) 497-0097
Fax: (805) 497-1557
Email: Info@amskin.com

Monday – Friday / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Beverly Hills

Suite: #220
Phone: (310) 402-0714
Hours: By appointment only, please call the office for next available date.