Levulan® PDT Treatment with Blue Light
Tired of going to the dermatologist for
painful freezing of precancers, and then leaving with blisters all
over? We offer a great alternative…
Levulan is an effective in-office treatment
for actinic keratoses (or precancers) face, scalp, chest, arms and
The benefits of Levulan PDT treatment
Recovery begins right after your treatment
Levulan PDT treatment targets and destroys
only the damaged or precancerous cells and even some early
The entire area is treated so that non-visible
lesions are also treated
The majority of patients treated felt they had
good to excellent results, and many patients experience high
clearance for up to 1 year
Little downtime and no reports of scarring to
Based on two medical studies, the majority of
patients treated with Levulan PDT rated the cosmetic response as
good to excellent.
Typically, 2 treatments are required, one
Treatment is reimbursed by Medicare, BCBS of
Alabama, and many other insurance companies
How does Levulan PDT work?
When Levulan Solution is applied to the
affected areas, it is absorbed by the damaged cells and makes the
cells extremely sensitive to light. When the skin is exposed to the
blue light, this light causes reactions which destroy the bad cells.
Step 1: Application of the Levulan
Kerastick Topical Solution
is done in the office by a nurse. The Levulan is left on1-3 hours,
and this will depend on the area being treated
Step 2: BLU-U Treatment
the Levulan has been on your skin long enough, you will sit under
the blue light for 16 min 40 sec. The nurse will coat you in
sunscreen and review your instructions before you leave. You must
avoid ALL sunlight for 48 hours, so plan to stay home.
Who should NOT use Levulan?
Patients who have cutaneous
photosensitivity, porphyria, or known allergies to porphyrins or
any of the components of the Levulan Solution.
Levulan has not been tested on patients with
inherited or acquired coagulation defects.
It is possible that use of other medications
might increase the reaction, so please tell us if you are taking
any oral medications or using any topical prescription or
non-prescription products on your face or scalp.
Tell us if you are pregnant or nursing.