The Levulan treatment can usually improve acne conditions faster and more completely than any other treatment available, without the use of prescription drugs or harsh chemicals. The procedure begins by cleaning and then prepping your skin for the Levulan treatment. The Levulan (aminolevulinic acid), which is derived from an acid your skin generates naturally, is applied and then allowed to penetrate your skin for a prescribed period of time (usually about an hour or so, depending on the area to be treated and your skin’s ability to tolerate it). After the solution has absorbed into your skin, you will be given protective goggles and then you will be placed under a BLU-U photo-dynamic therapy light for about 20 minutes to activate the treatment.
Your skin may peel and be quite red in the days following a Levulan treatment. It is essential you stay completely out of the sun during that time, as the solution that is in your skin tissues can be reactivated by bright light for two days after the procedure. This downtime will give your skin time to heal properly. When you complete your series of Levulan treatments, your skin will be clearer, smoother, and more even, and your acne will likely be greatly improved.
Another benefit of this treatment is its ability to target and help eliminate precancerous skin cells and lesions (AKs) in the area of concern. In fact, Levulan was created for that purpose, but it has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of acne as well. To learn more about how this therapy can improve the health of sun-damaged skin, click here.
If you are searching for a better way to treat your acne, Levulan may be the answer. Of those who have tried it, most found the Levulan treatment has truly changed their life for the better. If you have questions about how the Levulan treatment works or are ready to book your free consultation and acne treatment, contact Light Touch Medical Aesthetics today at 801-532-0204.