Photodynamic Therapy, also known as Blue Light Therapy, has emerged in the past few years as another viable and effective option in treating pre-cancerous skin lesions. The procedure targets actinic keratosis (AK’s), which are rough, scaly spots often found on the scalp or face. These spots, if left untreated, can develop into skin cancer.
Photodynamic Therapy is a non-invasive treatment. During the procedure, a light sensitive medication is placed on the patient’s skin. The dermatologist then shines a special light on the area. The light activates the medication, which kills the cells within the lesion.
This therapy is approved by the FDA.
Total time for a single procedure varies, but can last up to a few hours. Patients usually require a series of treatments to see significant improvement. Treated lesions typically heal within a week of the procedure.
For more information on Photodynamic Therapy for treating pre-cancerous spots, call us at (970) 667-3116 to schedule a consultation.