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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

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 » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer