What is Levulan?
Levulan (5-Amino Levulinic Acid) is a medication that is applied to the skin. This medication makes sun damaged areas, precancerous areas, acne-causing bacteria and overactive oil glands more sensitive to the IPL treatments.
Can Levulan Photodynamic therapy be used to treat acne?
Yes. This results in significant improvement in moderate to severe acne.
Approximately 90% of all adolescents and 25% of all adults experience acne at some point in their lives. Acne can be treated with topical creams and lotions, birth control pills, antibiotic pills, glycolic peels and microdermabrasion. Now PDT is another safe and effective alternative available for acne treatment.
IPL Levulan Photodynamic acne treatment involves three mechanisms of action against acne. Levulan treatment inactivates the bacteria that trigger acne, exfoliates the skin to unclog pores, and shuts down the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in the skin. This can produce long-lasting improvement.
Levulan acne therapy can even work in patients who have prescription treatments.
Results with Levulan PDT are especially impressive when compared with conventional treatments, such as topical medicines and oral antibiotics.
Can Levulan Photodynamic Therapy be used to treat freckles and skin pigmentation?
They might have been cute when you were younger, but those freckles you have now probably aren’t as attractive as they once were. Even more, they are actually signs of sun-damaged skin.
All those years at the beach add up, even if you can’t see the damage it has caused. Many people believe that if they apply a bit of sunscreen and they don’t peel, they’re not at risk for sun damage or skin cancer. This is not true.
Can Levulan Photodynamic Therapy be used for skin rejuvenation and improvement of sun damage?
Yes. Levulan Photodynamic Therapy using intense pulsed light (IPL) is now the gold standard for non-surgical skin rejuvenation. This procedure results in significant improvement in precancerous conditions such as actinic keratoses, sun damaged skin and potentially superficial skin cancers. Additionally it improves wrinkles, pore size, skin texture, pigmentation, rosacea, sebaceous hyperplasia (oil gland enlargement), and potentially prevents the development of skin cancer. Levulan is revolutionizing how we perform skin rejuvenation and how we treat sun-damaged skin.
What else can Levulan Photodynamic Therapy be used for?
- Severely sun damaged skin.
- Enlarged Pores.
- Precancerous sun spots (actinic keratoses) (Skin Cancer Prevention).
- Enlarged Oil Glands (Sebaceous Hyperplasia).
- Irregular Pigmentation.
- Liver Spots (Solar Lentigenes).
- Uneven Skin Texture
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