Portrait PSR3 for treatment of actinic keratosis
It seems that a new technology called Portrait (R) PSR3 is now available to treat actinic keratosis. When caught in the early stages, AKs and all types of skin cancer are treatable and in most cases, curable. The key to early detection is frequent skin examinations and being screened by a dermatologist.
How Portrait Works?
The technology delivers nitrogen plasma (a highly energized gas) energy which works at and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin's architecture and generate new collagen without making direct contact. The skin's outer layers remain intact and act as a protective cover until the new skin regenerates. With the regeneration of the new skin, the old skin peels away taking with it the changes induced by sun exposure including AKs and other pigmented lesions. Portrait also appears to have a cosmetic effect on wrinkles, skin tone and texture and skin laxity without surgery. With the ability to vary the strength of the treatment, from one higher level treatment to a few lower level treatments, recovery time can be limited to accommodate a patient's schedule. A full face treatment takes from 20-30 minutes in an office and long-term improvements of the collagen in your skin continue for up to one year.