Is Levulan Kerastick effective?

Is Levulan Kerastick effective?

LEVULAN KERASTICK is able to penetrate to the root of the AK lesions and successfully incite cell death when activated by BLU-U.

How long does it take to recover from blue light therapy?

Immediately following treatment, the area may be red, swollen, tender, and mildly bruised or blistered, especially when medication has been applied to the skin. The treated area may crust over or peel, but this is considered normal. Most people heal within 7 days, and the crusting resolves within 3 to 14 days.

What can I expect after photodynamic therapy?

Depending on the type and location of treatment, the treated skin might turn red and may swell for a period of time. With some treatments, blisters may form. This may last hours to days after treatment. The skin may also have a burning sensation or may be itchy or change color after treatment.

How much does Levulan Kerastick cost?

The cost for Levulan Kerastick topical solution 20% is around $412 for a supply of 1 solution, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. Levulan Kerastick is available as a brand name drug only, a generic version is not yet available.

Does blue light work for wrinkles?

Blue light activates chemicals inside these bacteria, which ruptures their outer walls– destroying the cell and their ability to form acne and other imperfections. Rosacea, psoriasis, wrinkles and sun damage are all ideal candidates for Blue Light Therapy treatments.

What is levulan kerastick used for?

Levulan Kerastick is used to treat actinic keratosis (warty overgrowths of skin) on the face and scalp. Levulan Kerastick is used together with a special light treatment, also called photodynamic therapy.

What should I know about Levulan kerastick before using it?

Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn). If you get Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid solution) in any of these areas, rinse well with water. Do not wash the treated part before you have the light therapy. You will need to protect your eyes during the light therapy.

What is the incubation time for Levulan kerastick photodynamic therapy?

TABLE 1 Schedule for Levulan Kerastick Photodynamic Therapy. 1 The incubation time is 14-18 hours for actinic keratosis lesions on the face or scalp. 2 The incubation time is 3 hours for actinic keratosis lesions on the upper extremities.

How is photoactivation of actinic keratoses treated with Levulan kerastick performed?

Photoactivation of actinic keratoses treated with Levulan Kerastick topical solution is accomplished with illumination from the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator. A 1000 second (16 minutes 40 seconds) exposure is required to provide a 10 J/cm 2 light dose.

What are the side effects of Levulan light treatment?

You may experience: burning of the area treated with Levulan during the light treatment. These side effects should improve at the end of the light treatment. Following treatment, you will experience temporary redness, swelling, and scaling of the lesions and surrounding skin. These side effects should completely resolve by 4 weeks after treatment.