At The New You Esthetics in Carmel and Fishers, IN, we understand that beautiful skin means healthy skin. We focus on state-of-the-art treatments and products to nurture that radiant glow you’ve longed for. We offer Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy among our treatment options. We also offer other numerous anti-aging, hair removal, and acne treatment services to keep your skin as clear and trouble-free as possible. Contact us at (317) 564-4865 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our professional aestheticians.
What Is Levulan Photodynamic Therapy?
This therapy combines the use of a drug and light to treat two conditions: actinic keratosis and acne. The New You Esthetics follows this protocol:
- We apply aminolevulinic acid, also known as Levulan, directly to the skin.
- After a set time, an esthetician activates the drug with a light treatment.
- The light stimulates a reaction between the drug and oxygen that then forms a chemical to kill the desired cells.
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Levulan has been shown to be effective against actinic keratosis and has been successfully used in acne treatment. Actinic keratosis is precancerous sun damage that has the potential to develop into a cancerous lesion. We are able to target these cells without harming the healthy cells around them. Many acne patients have also found that Levulan Photodynamic Therapy has helped them to clear up and maintain a healthy complexion.
Pros and Cons of Levulan Therapy
- When used as recommended, no long-term side effects have been found.
- Surgery is not necessary.
- This treatment is able to target specific areas of the skin.
- Leaves little to no scarring after healing.
- After treatment, your skin will be temporarily very sensitive to light and will need to be protected.
- Levulan can only be used to treat areas of the body that light can reach, mainly on or just under the surface of the skin.
- Do not use if you are allergic to porphyrins.
The New You Esthetics in Carmel, Indiana, offers professional, targeted acne treatments and anti-aging services that will encourage that radiant complexion you’ve always desired. Contact us at (317) 564-4865 (Carmel) or (317) 564-4866 (Fishers) to schedule your appointment today.