Photodynamic Therapy

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    Photodynamic Therapy

    Photodynamic Therapy is used to treat sun damaged skin, enlarged pores, chronically chapped lips, inflammatory acne, and rosacea (reddening of the skin). The therapy works by applying a photodynamic drug to the skin. Once the drug is applied, the covered skin is exposed to a laser that activates the drug. The drug then continues to remove abnormal skin cells, leaving behind smoother, cleaner, and healthier looking skin.

    Now’s the time to manage the damage.

    Levulan ®  Kerastick ®  (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for Topical Solution, 20% (LEVULAN KERASTICK) plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U ®  Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator (LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT) is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis of the face or scalp. Actinic keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that can lead to skin cancer. It is important to treat AKs because there is no way to tell when or which lesions will progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common form of skin cancer. So, now’s the time to manage your damage!

    LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT, a 2-part treatment, is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. How does it work?  LEVULAN KERASTICK Topical Solution is applied to the AK. 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

    LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT can also fit your lifestyle:

    • The 2-part, 2 office visit treatment is completed in less than 24 hours
    • Low downtime
    • High ratings for cosmetic response
    • No scarring reported to date

    Patients treated with LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT should avoid exposure of the photosensitized lesions to sunlight or prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours.

    What our patients are saying about Elite MD

    “When the time came for me to take on the aging process head on, there was no question that Dr. Bansal and the truly amazing team at Elite MD were who I trusted to guide me. Thier commitment to my health and my goals, has been a partnership I value more than I can say here. Everything was thoroughly discussed. The best procedures that would actually give me the natural results I was looking for. Dr Bansal was so kind and his expertise is remarkable.He took the time to help me understand what was best for me at my age. I knew I was in the right hands. I am 6 months out of the Elite Mini face lift, a neck lift and skin resurfacing. The surgery was fantastic!! I had this done in thier office, they really have completely created the perfect way to do this surgery. Virtually, no discomfort, and after following ALL of their healing instructions, I was back to work in 2 weeks!! No kidding!! 2 weeks and looked like 15 years disappeared. Amazing natural results!!!! I cannot stress enough how amazing the team is. They care so much about helping you and I feel part of the family. Ray, and Rikki are rock stars, truly masters at what they do. Rikki and and Ray have helped me with thier incredible kindness and expertise to make the right decisions and skin care to assist in making this aging process to run for cover!! Dr Sonia is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. Honestly, if you looking at yourself in the mirror, and you know there is a different person inside. Please go see Dr. Bansal and Dr Sonia. This will be one of the best decisions you can make for yourself! I now feel as if my body is in harmony again, the inside and the outside are once again connected and you feel fabulous. Thank you can’t even touch how grateful I am for all the amazing people at Elite MD.” – By Cynde M.