Photodynamic Therapy

Blue Light Therapy

Now is the time to manage your damage with photodynamic therapy, also known as blue light! As a result of years of sun exposure, actinic keratosis (AKs) or precancerous lesions develop. These lesions if left untreated may develop into skin cancers. Since actinic keratosis are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancers, it is important to treat them.

Preventative treatments can save you from MOHS Surgery!

When facial sun damage shows signs of changing, the faster you act the better we can help. If you have been worried about changing spots, blue light treatment could save you from future problems! Take a look at our blue light therapy before and after photos so you can see what to expect your first week after treatment!

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Important Information about Blue Light Treatments

Levulan, a topical solution that interacts under the illumination of the blue light machine, is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick AK’s (actinic keratosis) of the scalp, face, or upper extremities.

  • The procedure is performed by sanding down any thick scaling of the precancerous lesions, then the topical of Levulan Kerastick is applied to the entire area that is being treated. You are then put in a comfortable seated position with protective goggles as the U-shaped light is fitted around the area of treatment. The light is then turned on for 30 minutes, there is no discomfort during this process. Once the blue light turns off, your treatment is done!
  • Here at Melbourne Dermatology Center we offer the blue light treatment every day of the week, so schedule an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate for blue light!

Mild swelling, redness, warmth or tingling are to be expected after treatment. You must avoid all exposure to the sun for 48 hours after your treatment.

Blue Light Therapy Before and After

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