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Blue-U Light Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

This technique uses blue light from the visible specturm (the "blue" part of the rainbow).

Actinic Keratosis (Pre-cancers)

Now's the Time to Manage Your Damage

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT or "Blue Light") is an advanced treatment for actinic keratoses (AKs), or rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that can lead to skin cancer. 

We often refer to pre-cancers as "weeds in the garden."  This type of therapy is like using a "weed-killer" to treat pre-cancers that may or may not be visible yet.

A  topical medicine (aminolevulinic acid) 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 illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.

The short in-office treatment is convenient and fits your lifestyle:

  • Low downtime*

  • No prescription to fill

  • No daily medication to remember

  • Excellent cosmetic response1

  • No scarring reported to date

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

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