Photodynamic Therapy

Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for Topical Solution, 20% (Levulan Kerastick) plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is indicated for the treatment of acne and 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. Levulan PDT, a 2-part treatment, is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy acne causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes and Actinic Keratosis.

So how does it work? Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to the acne skin on scalp face and neck and Keratosis lesions. The solution is then absorbed deep within the acne follicles and Actinic Keratosis cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the acne skin and Actinic Keratosis cells are exposed to the BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the acne causing bacteria and AK cells.
Levulan Photodynamic treatment has a range of benefits that might be right for you. 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.

The 2-part treatment can also fit your lifestyle:

  • Office visit treatment is completed in a 1-1/2 hrs.
  • Low downtime
  • Excellent cosmetic response
  • No scarring reported to date


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

Please call our clinic to set up an appointment for a detailed consultation to help you get rid of your acne or any actinic keratosis lesions you may have.