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.