TIME: 15-20 MINS
WHAT IS BLUE-U?
BLU-U® blue light photodynamic therapy is an advanced treatment for managing acne (moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris). It is recommended as an alternative to or in combination with antibiotics or topical treatments.
This treatment is pain free. Blue u is not a laser, but a blue light that will help to decrease the amount of bacteria that is on the skin. This treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest or back.
In combination with the Levulan® Kerastick® (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for Topical Solution, 20%, the BLU-U is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses of the face or scalp.
The BLU-U is also specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. When using the BLU-U for acne, do not use this device with photosensitizing drugs
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During the treatment, the patient will be sitting comfortable upright in a chair. The light will then be placed over the treatment area and treatment will begin.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
After the treatment area is treated, it may be slightly pink as the light is warm. This side-effect will subside in a few minutes, up to 1 hour post. As the skin can be sensitive to the sun after the treatment. It is recommended to use an SPF of 30 or higher immediately post treatment and for a few days after.