Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) treats acne and pre-cancerous sun damage, or actinic keratoses. It involves the application of Levulan®, a photosensitizing agent, and its activation under a medical-grade therapeutic blue light source (BLU-U®). Levulan® is absorbed by the targeted cells and converted into a chemical that heightens their sensitivity to light; under the BLU-U® illumination, the targeted cells are destroyed.
BLU-U® blue light therapy will also address mild to moderate acne.

40 min
  • Vancouver
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How it works

What we do

Levulan® is applied to the skin and left to sit for a recommended period of time. After cleansing, the skin is exposed to BLU-U® blue light therapy. Immediately following treatment, sunlight must be strictly avoided for 48 hours. Peeling and dryness are expected for 3 to 5 days following treatment, and sunscreen is critical to ongoing protection and prevention.
BLU-U® helps kill acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes), effectively controlling acne in 1 to 2 treatment session per week over 5 weeks. BLU-U® acne treatments are safe and comfortable.


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Dear PS Family,

We are pleased to announce that we are preparing to reopen our clinics soon. We will be following rigorous social distancing and protective measures to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

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