Blue Light Photo Dynamic Therapy Treatments
Actinic Keratosis (AK) is a precancerous lesion of the skin caused by prolonged and repeated sun exposure. AKs are usually found on the face, ears, trunk, forearms, and back of hands. If left untreated, they may become squamous cell carcinomas. Early treatment, frequently by cryosurgery, topical medications, or specialized light treatments can eliminate them while they are only precancerous. Prevention includes sun avoidance and protection with UVB/UVA sunscreens and regular check-ups with a dermatologist.
Also known as, Levulan PDT, is a convenient way to treat your Actinic Keratosis (AKs). Aks are rough, textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light such as sunlight. AKs are often called "sun spots" that can occur more often on areas such as the face, scalp, and ears.
During this treatment, Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to the AK. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U, Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.