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Levulan Photodynamic Therapy is the most recent advance in photo-rejuvenation. Levulan® Photodynamic skin rejuvenation involves the application of Levulan® which is then activated with IPL and blue-light. This results in significant improvement in precancerous conditions such as AKs, actinically damaged skin, sun damaged skin, moderate to severe cystic acne and potentially superficial skin cancers. Furthermore, it improves wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, pigmentation, rosacea, sebaceous hyperplasia, and potentially prevents the development of skin cancer.

Photodynamic therapy is a two-step process involving the application of Levulan® Kerastick® photosensitizing solution to the treatment area, followed by exposure to a light source. Levulan® is made from aminolevulinic acid, or ALA, a naturally occurring substance in the body, and is a precursor for hemoglobin synthesis. Prior to light exposure, the solution is allowed to penetrate the skin 15 minutes to 18 hours, depending on the condition being treated.

Typically, the solution is applied during one appointment, and patients return the following day for light therapy. However, Levulan® acne treatment is usually done in one appointment in which the solution is left on the skin for 15 to 60 minutes, followed by 8 to 10 minutes of light exposure. Levulan® makes your skin extremely sensitive to light, so it is important to avoid exposure to sunlight and bright indoor lighting while the solution is on your skin and for at least 48 hours after treatment.
Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy for:

  • Removing precancerous skin lesions
  • Preventing skin cancer
  • Improving wrinkles
  • Improving pores
  • Improving skin texture
  • Improving pigmentation
  • Treating moderate to severe cystic acne
  • Treating sebaceous hyperplasia

Please call Advanced Skin Solutions, at (480) 214-3922 to schedule an appointment or click here to schedule a free initial consultation

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