Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Damage

Levulan Kerastick (aminolevulinic acid HCl) 20% plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp. This is a great alternative to topical chemotherapy medications such as Carac, 5-FU, Picato and others prescribed by your physician. The downtime is shorter than topical medications and we administer the treatment here in our office, no medications to fill or to apply. For more information, visit the Dusa Pharmaceuticals website by clicking here. If this is a treatment you might be interested in, please call to make an appointment with Dr. Richterich, Dr. Vazquez, Cassandra Wren, PA-C or Amanda Weinman, PA-C to discuss if you are a candidate for PDT.  Click on the links below for treatment instructions.

Before Photodynamic Therapy Instructions

After Photodynamic Therapy Instructions

Photodynamic Therapy for Acne

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20’s and 30’s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try. Ask your doctor today.

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne. If you are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, it might be just what you need.  Click the heading below for more info.

Blu Light Therapy for Acne: Information & Pricing