Blu-U or Lumiphase

Red or blue lights that treat acne and wrinkles

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Blu-U o red Lumiphase light are a very effective medical and cosmetic treatment for acne. Clinically-tested, it is also speeds up photorejuvenation.

What does the treatment involve?

Length of a session: 60 to 90 minutes

Photodynamic therapy destroys acne-causing bacteria. Treatment consists of a pairing of a light-sensitive agent, such as Levulen or medication such as Metvix applied to the zone being treated, and activation by Blu-U or Lumiphase lights.

All you have to do is sit by a blue light for a while!

Is it painful?

Generally, one feels mild discomfort and redness similar to a sunburn, that lasts for a few days. In some cases, discomfort could be more pronouncedWhat results can I expect?.

What results can I expect?

Photodynamic therapy improves the skin’s texture, tightens dilated pores, erases wrinkles, and destroys acne-causing bacteria. A veritable rejuvenation!

What skin conditions can be treated with photodynamic therapy?

  • Inflamed acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Certain kinds pre-cancerous lesions

Is this treatment for me?

Not all skin types react in the same way to cosmetic dermatology. Only a qualified dermatologist can diagnose the best course of action. As part of a first consultation, Dr. Charbonneau, cosmetic dermatology specialist, will be happy to answer all of your questions and give you the tools you need to make an informed decision. Call today to make an appointment.