Blu U LEVULAN PDT
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You’ve tried every acne treatment, cream, and anti-biotic in existence and yet you still can’t get rid of it. Fear not, Laser Genesis has what you need.
Known as a form of PDT (Photo Dynamic Treatment), Blue U Levulan is a two-step treatment that is non-invasive. If you haven’t found a solution to your acne, then this treatment might just be the thing you’re looking for.
Post Levulan Treatment Guidelines
Following the treatment the patient is instructed to stay away from direct light and avoid the sun for 48 hours.
It is highly important to observe proper skin cleansing procedures and application of appropriate skin moisturizing and sunscreen agents.
The sun damaged spots or acne scars may appear a bit darker and scabby initially.
They will clear out once the peeling is finished revealing a clearer and healthier skin.
For very mild acne, BLU-light treatments can be done without the Levulan application.
The bacteria in the Acne release porphyrins which are naturally occurring substances in the body, arising from the breakdown of haemoglobin in RBC.
The Blue-light is absorbed by the porphyrins thus destroying the bacteria. This stand alone treatment simply involves the patient sitting in front of Blue-light lamp for 10-20 minutes.
Two sessions per week over a 4-week period are usually required to see any significant improvement.
How is the treatment performed?
- There are two ampules, one containing Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride and the other contains diluents, that are combined.
- The Levulan solution is applied with a wet applicator over a period of 30 to 90 minutes.
- Afterwards, the client sits under the blue light for around 7 to 10 minutes.
- The amount of time that the solution is applied and having to stand under blue light all depends on the severity of the client’s condition.
Will I feel any pain during the treatment?
You may feel mild burning and tingling once you are exposed to the blue light but it only lasts for a few minutes.
Are there any side effects?
It all depends on the severity of your condition but, you may feel some itchiness and see some redness after the treatment.
What are the benefits of Blu U LEVULAN PDT?
Blu U Levulan offers many benefits. It reduces inflammation and excessive oiliness. It also aids in destroying the sebaceous glands along with decreases the number of pustules and papules.
How many sessions should I attend to see results?
You should attend two sessions per week over a four-week period to see results and improvement in your skin.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects all depend on your skin type. Some side effects include redness, swelling, crusting, itching, and stinging but, it is normal and your skin will heal quickly. There are no long-term side effects.
How many sessions are needed to see results?
It all depends on your skin condition. Two to five sessions that are spaced closely together are usually needed to see desired results.
What should I avoid after the treatment?
You should avoid any sun and heat exposure for 48 hours after the treatment. It is crucial to wear sunscreen as well.
Will I experience any discomfort?
There is mild sunburn like sensation during the exposure to Blue light.