BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy

An Innovative Way to Control Moderate Acne and Actinic Keratosis

BLU-U Blue Light Treatment for Acne

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. acne  Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20’s and 30’s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try. Ask your doctor today.

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Treatment for Actinic Keratoses (Pre-cancerous lesions)

Up to 58 million Americans have actinic keratosis (AK). An AK has the potential to progresaks to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer. While most AKs remain benign, approximately 10 percent develop into SCC within an average of two years.1 Since there is no way to know ahead of time which ones will become cancerous, it is very important to seek a dermatologist’s care. Frequent skin examinations are the key to early detection and prevention.

AKs – are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. They occur most often on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp or ears, and can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter.

What do AKs look like?

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LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT, a 2-part treatment, is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. How does it work? 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 Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.

The 2-part treatment offers the following conveniences:

No prescription to fill
No daily medication to remember
Treatment is administered by a qualified healthcare professional
LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT can also fit your lifestyle:

The 2-part, 2 office visit treatment is completed in less than 24 hours
Low downtime*
High ratings for cosmetic response1
No scarring reported to date
*Patients treated with LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT should avoid exposure of the photosensitized lesions to sunlight or prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours.

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