Dusa BLU-U® Light Acne Treatment
Dusa BLU-U® Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is FDA approved to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. The BLU-U® offers effective, non-invasive and pain-free treatment for moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. Narrow band blue light causes a photodynamic effect within the pilosebaceous gland that kills P. acnes, the bacteria primarily responsible for acne vulgaris. When used in a series of brief (approximately 17 minutes) exposure sessions, it provides a simple, non-invasive treatment regimen. BLU-U® treatments can be a primary treatment, an alternative to pharmaceuticals and topicals, or an adjunct to skin care programs.
Dusa BLU-U® Light can also be used in the treatment of Actinic Keratosis (AK). It can be used to activate Levulan PDT, a 2-part treatment, which is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. Levulan Kerastick Topical solution is applied to the AK. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U® Light Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells. The treatment takes approximately 60-90 minutes.