Blue light photodynamic therapy is a form of photodynamic therapy that utilizes blue light and a chemical called aminolevulinic acid to treat actinic keratosis, a skin condition that can develop into cancer, according to... More »

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Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is a treatment that combines the use of a light-sensitive drug called a photosensitizing agent with a certain type of light, states the National Cancer Institute. When photosensitizers are e... More »

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Levulan photodynamic therapy improves the texture and color uniformity of skin affected by certain conditions and diseases, such as acne, hidradenitis suppurativa and inflammatory rosacea, according to Advanced Dermatolo... More »

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Blue light therapy, a form of photodynamic therapy, treats skin with special photosensitive chemicals before exposing it to a blue light, which reacts with the chemicals to generate reactive oxygen radicals that destroy ... More »

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Blue light skin treatment, or photodynamic therapy, uses a combination of light and photosensitizing drugs to treat precancerous lesions and localized cancers of the skin. As of 2015, PDT is used by some treatment center... More »

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Treatment options for actinic keratosis include topical medications, cryosurgery, combination therapies, chemical peeling, laser surgery and photodynamic therapy, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Actinic keratosi... More »

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The American Cancer Society website features a picture of skin cancer on the scalp.Images of actinic keratosis on the scalpare alsopresented onlineat MedlinePlusand Skin Cancer Foundation. More »

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