What is Levulan® Kerastick®?
Levulan® Kerastick®, or Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT), removes superficial layers of sun damaged skin, acne, acne scars, fine lines and hyperpigmentation, leaving a healthier more youthful appearance. Levulan® Kerastick® also permanently reduces the size of sebaceous glands, limiting the occurrence of acne lesions. While the most common treatment areas are the face, neck and décolleté, Levulan® Kerastick® can be used on any area of the body with acne, sun damage or fine lines.
What does treatment involve?
Levulan® Kerastick® is a two step procedure. The first step involves preparing the skin and applying the Levulan® Kerastick® to the treatment area. The sun can activate the Levulan® Kerastick® in the skin, so we schedule you as the last treatment of the day to limit any light exposure after application. Bring a hat, sunglasses and something to thoroughly cover your face for the trip home. The next morning and on your way to your activation appointment, the same precautions should be taken to prevent premature activation from the sun. During the second part of the procedure, a technician activates the Levulan® Kerastick® with Intense Pulsed Light.