The Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy System is a 2-part process that utilizes both the Levulan® Kerastick® topical solution and the Blue Light Treatment. This procedure can be used to treat acne, Actinic Keratoses (AK), sun damaged skin, oily skin and Sebaceous Hyperplasia.
What is the Blue Light Treatment?
The Blue Light Treatment offers effective, non-invasive and pain-free treatment for moderate acne vulgaris (a.k.a. acne), a condition affecting millions of adults, teens and children.
Levulan Photodynamic Therapy The Blue Light Treatment is not a laser. It emits safe, cool visible blue light to provide an effective solution for improvement of acne.
How does the Levulan® PDT System work?
The first step is to have a Levulan® Kerastick® topical solution applied to the acne and the individual Actinic Keratoses on the skin. This solution makes the acne or Actinic Keratoses more sensitive to light, which prepares the skin for the second step in the process.
After leaving the topical solution on the skin for 45-60 minutes, therapy continues with a Blue Light Treatment. A Blue Light Treatment session lasts 4-8 minutes and can cause minimal discomfort because of the nature of the Levulan® Kerastick® topical solution. This discomfort usually improves immediately after treatment and ends within 24 hours.
After treatment is completed, almost all patients experience some temporary reddening and some patients experience minimal swelling of the acne, Actinic Keratoses and the surrounding skin. Generally all reddening is gone by 1 week after treatment and swelling is reduced or non-existent after 1-2 days.
Dr. Kovak is a leading cosmeticphysician in the Chicago area. He has been using the best technologies for acne removal and cosmetic procedures for over 12 years. Schedule a consultation today and learn more about the remarkable Levulan PDT System.