Levulan PDT is a 2-step treatment procedure for Actinic Keratosis. Actinic Keratosis (AK’s) are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancer. While most AK’s remain benign, they have the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Levulan Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to the AK. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chamical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U, blue light illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.