Photodynamic Blue light Therapy (PDT)

What is Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy?

Levulan PDT is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs (pre cancers.) This treatment received FDA approval in 1999 and is one of the treatments available for pre-cancers at Morristown Dermatology.

pdtHow does it work?

Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to the involved skin. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.

The 2-part treatment offers the following conveniences:

  • No prescription to fill
  • No daily medication to remember
  • Treatment is administered by a qualified healthcare professional
  • Short downtime*
  • High ratings for cosmetic response1
  • No scarring reported to date

*Patients treated with Levulan PDT should avoid exposure of the treated areas to sunlight or prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours.

1Data on file; DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.®