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Levulan Kerastick + Blu-U for Actinic Keratoses

Close up of sun spots on a woman's cheek

What are Actinic Keratoses?

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly, crusty patches on the skin that are caused by long term exposure to ultraviolet light (UV), such as sunlight. If untreated, AKs may develop into skin cancer.

Who Gets Actinic Keratoses

58 million Americans have AK sunspots. Even if you didn’t sunbathe much, years of just doing simple tasks outside like playing sports, walking the dog or driving in your vehicle can add up to a significant amount of sun exposure.

Why Treat Actinic Keratoses?

Actinic keratoses are the most common precursor to skin cancer AKs may be found anywhere on the body that has been exposed to UV radiation. They are most commonly found on the face, scalp, ears and arms.

AKs are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancer. They have the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). While most AKs remain benign, a study has shown that the majority of SCC arises from AK lesions.

Since there is no way to know ahead of time which AKs will develop into SCC, it is very important for individuals with AKs to be under a dermatologist’s care.

Levulan Kerastick + Blu-U

LEVULAN KERASTICK + BLU-U is a 2-step in-office (medication + blue light) treatment designed to treat minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis (AK) lesions on the face, scalp, or upper arms.

A convenient in-office treatment covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans

woman with her hands under the Levulan Kerastick + Blu-U machine

Know Before you Go

Before treatment, it’s important to let your doctor know if you’re taking any oral medications or using any prescription or nonprescription products on your face, head, arms, or hands. There are also a few steps you’ll need to take after your treatment:

Proven Results for Millions of Patients

As the first and only PDT approved to treat the face and scalp as well as the upper arms, forearms, and hands, LEVULAN KERASTICK 20% solution + BLU-U blue light has been trusted and proven for over 20 years.

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