BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is a treatment that Vitalogy Skincare offers in the Greater Austin area. It can be used for treating a few different skin issues and concerns including acne, actinic keratoses, and pre-cancerous lesions.
Treatment for Acne
Many people of all ages deal
with acne. If you’re looking for a way to treat moderate acne without
antibiotics or other prescriptions, this may be something to talk to your
Dermatologist or Skin Care Provider about to see if it’s right for you.
The unique blue light of BLU-U kills P. acnes bacteria in your skin (the bacterium linked to acne). Getting the treatment is simple and the entire process only lasts 15 – 30 minutes. It’s recommended that you get treatments once or twice per week. Usually, you’ll need treatments for approximately five weeks for it to help control your acne. It’s not hot or painful, so there’s no discomfort when getting the procedure.
There are various ways to address acne, both medical and cosmetic, so speak with your Provider about what
might work best for your skin.
Treatment for Actinic Keratoses
keratoses (AKs) are rough, 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 whether
a lesion will progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). SCC is the second most
common form of skin cancer.
For AKs, the process includes:
1.A topical solution called LEVULAN KERASTICK Topical Solution is applied in conjunction with the BLU-U Treatment.
2. Once applied, the solution is absorbed by the AK cells where it converts to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light.
3. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U Blue Light Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.
The benefits of getting BLU-U Treatment include not having to take medication and having an experienced healthcare professional overseeing the procedure.
BLU-U Treatment for AKs usually
takes parts in two parts (over two visits) in less than 24 hours. There’s
minimal downtime and no reports of scarring to date.
Keeping an eye out for skin
concerns is important, so make sure you get annual skin exams so your Skin Care
Provider can check for any issues, pre-cancerous areas or lesions, or cancerous
Talk to your Skin Care Provider about the best
treatment options. You can make an appointment with Vitalogy Skincare to get BLU-U at our