Blue Light / Photo Dynamic Therapy

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy? This technique uses blue light from the visible spectrum (the "blue" part of the rainbow) to treat a number of conditions.

Actinic Keratosis (Pre-cancerous Lesions): Now's the Time To Manage Your Damage.

Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy (Levulan PDT) is an advanced treatment for actinic keratoses (AKs), or rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that can lead to skin cancer. Levulan PDT, a 2-part treatment course, is unique because it uses a light-activated drug therapy to destroy AKs.

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 cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U® blue light illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.

The short, 2-part treatment course is convenient and fits your lifestyle and offers the following benefits:

  • Low downtime*
  • No prescription to fill
  • No daily medication to remember
  • Excellent cosmetic response
  • No scarring reported to date

*Patients treated with Levulan PDT should avoid exposure of the photosensitized lesions to sunlight, or prolonged or intense light, for at least 40 hours.

1Data on file; DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.®

An Innovative Way to Control Moderate Acne

Acne affects people of all ages and is not exclusive to teenagers. The BLU-U is a unique blue light that destroys the root cause of acne by killing the P. acnes bacteria, giving you clearer skin. Treatments are simple and consist of sitting in front of the blue light for up to 16 minutes, 1-2 sessions per week. Treatments can continue for up to five weeks depending upon the severity of your acne.

Your case of moderate acne may be right for BLU-U light treatment. If you are struggling to control your acne and are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, it might be just what you need. Ask us if the BLU-U light treatment is right for you.

For more information, contact Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology today! Schedule a consultation online or call 615.449.5771 (Lebanon) or 615.964.5941 (Hermitage).