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Read about photodynamic therapy (PDT) recovery, costs, and side effects. PDT uses a photosensitizing agent and light source to treat cancers (skin, lung, esophageal, Barrett's esophagus), acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.

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Pre and Post Treatment Instructions Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) - BLU-U Blue Light PDT After your Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) treatment, your skin will feel warm to touch and sting, similar to having a sunburn. You may also experience redness, skin tenderness, dark spots and swelling. This is a normal reaction.

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Levulan is applied to the skin for 1/2 hour to one hour, and subsequently 'activated' by exposure to specific wavelengths of light (blue light). The exposure time to the blue light varies according to the condition that is being treated, but is usually between 5-15 minutes. The process of activating Levulan with blue light is termed PDT.

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Important Risk Information What is LEVULAN KERASTICK used for? The LEVULAN KERASTICK for Topical Solution plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp.

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The Blu-U (or photodynamic therapy) treatment for precancerous lesions combines blue light with a photosensitizer (usually a product called Levulan, known scientifically as aminolevulinic acid HCl), which makes your skin more sensitive to the blue light. Once Levulan is applied to the treatment area(s)you’ll wait for one to three hours for ...

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Find user ratings and reviews for Levulan topical on WebMD including side effects and drug interactions, medication effectiveness, ease of use and satisfaction

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Very painful treatment, especially the post recovery period. ... I had Levulan blue light therapy for skin cancer on my arms. Really no pain, not much in the way of anything negative. Five days later, a little peeling. ... I am on my 5th day of recovery from blue light (photodynamic) therapy. I didn't know what to expect.

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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by certain kinds of light. PDT may also be called photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, or ...

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Levulan medication like a nutrient, but the blue light would activate the Levulan into free radical to kill the cells. This treatment may also treat acne, oily skin, and rosacea. I understand that Levulan will be applied to my skin 4 hours prior to treatment and will then be activated with the blue light for a period of 17 minutes.

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What is the healing time associated with photodynamic therapy? - My dermatologist has diagnosed me with basal cell skin cancers on my face and wanted me to do Carak Cream. I was then told about PDT . What is the healing time as compared to Carak Cream? What do I expect?