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Photodynamic Therapy
BLU-U Blue Light Therapy

Skin Rejuvenation

Sun spots, acne control, smoother texture and more even skin tone.

When Levulan® Kerastick Topical Solution is applied to Grade 1 or 2 sun spots, the solution is absorbed by the cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the cells are exposed to the BLU-U®, this light causes reactions which destroy the AK cells.

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. If you’re looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics to treat your acne, it may be just what you need. The BLU-U is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while the BLU-U delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area.

Treatment Conditions

  • Sun spots
  • Actinic keratoses (AKs)
  • Acne

Blue Light  Benefits

  • Smoother, more even skin tone
  • Minimal downtime
  • 94% of patients treated with Levulan Photodynamic Therapy rated their response to treatment as good to excellent
  • Complete response demonstrated in a high percentage of patients
  • High clearance maintained through 12 months

Blue Light Therapy | Sun Spots

Photodynamic Therapy using the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is an advanced 2-step treatment for minimally to moderately thick Grade 1 or 2 AKs (sun spots) of the face or scalp. This therapy is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs.

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. They are often referred to as “sun spots” and they occur most frequently on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, ears, neck, hands and arms.

They form on the outermost layer of skin and they can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can also range in size from as small as a pinhead to larger than a quarter. More than 10 million Americans have AK lesions, with the majority occurring primarily in fair skinned individuals.

Before Treatment Starts
Be sure to notify us if you are taking any oral medications or using any topical prescription or non-prescription products on your face or scalp.

Download the pre and post-treatment instructions form and learn what do to before and after your treatment.

Photodynamic Therapy Form

Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Blue Light Therapy | Acne

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults have trouble with acne that is hard to control. The BLU-U Blue Light Therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something to try if you’re looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics.

What is Blue Light Therapy? The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin.

Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by Dr. Lin, approximately a 16-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so.

It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light helps control your acne.

Before and after image of BLU-U Blue Light Therapy acne treatment at Mill Creek Skin and Laser.

*Individual results may vary

“Excellent! The doctor, and his staff, are all so kind, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the best procedures, equipment, and products. They recommend what’s best for you, even if that means losing business, and that’s the kind of honesty I’m looking for. I was highly impressed!”
Tammie J, 2017
5 star review at Demandforce for Mill Creek Skin and Laser

*Individual results may vary

Why Mill Creek Skin & Laser

AWARD WINNING PRACTICE

Mill Creek Skin & Laser combines science and aesthetics to promote healthier, more beautiful skin. We specialize in proven and highly effective non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your desired results.

Mill Creek offers a full range of injectables, body contouring, laser treatments, light therapies, and beauty services and products. We have over 14 years’ experience in finding the right combination of treatments for each client.

You are unique. So is your treatment.

Our approach is highly individualized and designed to address your needs, wants, and concerns. Prior to receiving any initial treatments, you’ll receive a comprehensive consultation so we can customize a treatment plan specifically for you.

INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY

Our doctor and professional aestheticians are trained in the latest and most advanced techniques in medical cosmetics.

Mill Creek Skin & Laser invests in a wide range of lasers and devices that ensure our clients achieve the highest results. Our lasers and modalities can be used singularly or in combination to achieve optimal results.

Dr. Lin has a comprehensive knowledge of laser physics and advanced laser training. He attends Harvard conferences each year to collaborate, test, and review the newest and most effective procedures, treatments, and medical devices. This keeps our clinic current and at the forefront of technology.

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