Levulan® is a 20% solution of Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA). ALA is a natural substance found throughout your body, and is a precursor for hemoglobin synthesis. Your red blood cells would be unable to carry oxygen without ALA in your body. Consequently, it is a “natural” product found in all humans. Levulan® medication when activated by the Blu–U® light offers an effective, non–invasive and pain–free treatment for Actinic Keratoses (pre–cancerous cells).
This procedure can be performed alone or in combination with liquid nitrogen. Levulan® is applied to the face/scalp and left on for 1 hour. The patient would then be placed under the blue light technology, which surrounds the area of concern. Patients can listen to their IPod during treatment, which lasts approximately 15–30 minutes. After treatment, patients are extremely light sensitive and need to remain 100% indoors for 48 hours afterwards.
To find out if Blu–U® treatment for Actinic Keratoses treatment is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario for your complimentary consultation. Dr. Sheetal Sapra and our nursing staff will be able to provide you with all of the information you need to make the most informed decision.