Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Amtan Medical Brings Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to Primary Care

What is Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive treatment for superficial skin cancers (BCC and IEC), pre-cancer sunspots as well as acne and ageing skin.

PDT is commonly performed in cosmetically sensitive parts of the body – including face, scalp, lower legs, as well as other areas.

It offers excellent results in treating superficial skin cancers on the face, sunspots and marks on skin caused by sun damage or medical skin conditions, like acne.

It also improves the blood circulation of the skin, and stimulates the collagen production, it can reduce wrinkles and scars, and for anti ageing treatments.

Amtan is now one of the few locations in the Gold Coast that is approved for administering PDT, which means you can now book in a session today.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that involves light-sensitive medicine and a light source to destroy cancerous and precancerous cells after light activation.

PDT is a two-step procedure. In the first step, the photo-active drug (ALA) is applied to the skin and allowed to be taken up by the target cells. The second step involves the activation of ALA in the presence of oxygen with a specific wavelength of light directed toward the target tissue.

We use GME (German Medical Engineer) MultiLite to treat skin conditions.

Book your appointment to get a skin check and personalised plan.



What is PDT used for?

The MultiLite LED lamp from GME, German Medical Engineer, can be used for multiple medical and cosmetic conditions such as the below:


  • Solar keratosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Sun Damage skin condition
  • Basal cell carcinomas
  • Acne
  • Viral Warts
  • Keloid scar post operation
  • Wound healing
  • Intraepidermal squamous carcinoma (squamous cell carcinoma in situ, Bowen disease)


In addition to its medical uses, Photodynamic Therapy has many cosmetic benefits. Ageing patients will see a significant reduction in lines, sun damage, and redness, PDT improves skin pigmentation and acne scars. It leaves the skin feeling firmer, tighter and more youthful.

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Anti Ageing Treatments
  • Blood Circulation
  • Collagen Production

Why choose photodynamic therapy?

Photodynamic therapy can be used to treat premalignant conditions such as actinic keratoses. Other benefits of the procedure include:

  • No long-term side effects.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Can be administered in a doctor’s office.
  • Can be administered multiple times to the same treatment area.
  • Little or no scarring.
  • Improved skin appearance, tone, colour and texture.


Your initial consultation is bulk-billed. Treatment fees will be discussed with you at time of consultation.


Meet Dr Holly Zhou

Dr Zhou is a GP with experience in skin cancer and general skin conditions. Her area of interest includes skin checks, skin cancer treatment, as well as photodynamic therapy (non-surgical light treatment) for various skin conditions such as low risk skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions (e.g. solar keratosis).

Dr Zhou operates from the Amtan Hope Island Clinic



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