What is Levulan with Photodynamic Therapy?
Levulan with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for the treatment of Actinic Keratoses (precancer cells) now available at the Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Ross A. Clevens now offers a combination of Levulan with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for the treatment of Actinic Keratoses.
Have you tried tedious applications of efudex or solaraze already? Only to have your lesions turn bright red, crust and peel off, only to return again? Do you spend more time in the doctors office than you’d like, have those actinic keratoses treated with liquid nitrogen leaving your skin marked with white spots (hypopigmentation)?
Dr. Ross A. Clevens applies light-activated Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan, the liquid agent that penetrates actinic keratoses) and then uses photodynamic therapy to activate the Levulan. Once activated, Levulan selectively destroys the precancerous cells. This results in significant improvement in the appearance of actinic keratoses.
Dr. Ross A. Clevens suggests two Levulan treatments, two weeks apart for initial treatment. Subsequent maintenance treatments are usually required. The impact on actinic keratoses is immediate and long-lasting. Levulan- PDT is will improve actinic keratoses conditions faster and more completely (with the least side effects) than any other treatment available.