Levulan Kerastick and Blu-U
Eagle Creek Dermatology is proud to offer the Levulan Kerastick and Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy to our patients for the treatment of Actinic Keratoses.
What are Actinic Keratoses?
Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to UV light (sunlight). AKs are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancer and have the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma. While most AKs remain benign, a study has shown that approximately 10% develop into squamous cell carcinomas within an average of 2 years. There is no way to know ahead of time which AKs will develop into squamous cell carcinomas, therefore, it is very important for individuals with AKs to be under a dermatologist's care.
Our doctors have expertise in handling a wide variety of skin conditions. Here are just a few of the common conditions we treat here at Eagle Creek Dermatology:
Improves tone, texture and clarity of the skin, reduces or eliminates age spots, treats hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, reduces or eliminates acne scars, and stimulates collagen production for firmer, more youthful skin.
Recommended Treatment Plan: 3-4 treatments per year
In addition to our medical dermatology services, we also offer microdermabrasion, chemical peels and neurotoxin injectables such as BOTOX; tailored to your skincare needs.
ExcellaDerm Microdermabrasion treatments remove the upper-most layer of skin, resulting in healthier, more vibrant skin with increased hydration and firmer appearance.
Recommended Treatment Plan: 6 Treatments every 1-2 weeks
How can LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U help?
LEVULAN KERASTICK Topical Solution is applied to and absorbed by the AKs. This solution, when absorbed by the AK cells, makes them extremely sensitive to light. The AKs are then exposed to the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator. This exposure to UV light, causes destruction of the AK cells.
To learn more about the LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U Treatment, call us to set up an appointment or talk to our doctors at your next visit!