Photo Dynamic Therapy

Levulan® Kerastick® /BLU-U® Therapy

This combination treatment targets Actinic Keratosis (AK), rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light such as sunlight. About 10% of AKs develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Since there is no way to tell which AKs might develop into cancer, it is important for people with AKs to be under a dermatologist’s care. This process begins by prepping the AK with the Levulan Karastick to help penetrate and isolate the targeted cells. The second step is the BLU-U light treatment. Reddening can occur in the treated area, however, this is generally resolved within 4 weeks of treatment.