Here in San Antonio, Texas, lots of us love to soak up the sun. We know this should be done with proper sun protection, but life happens, so it’s important to have a caring team like ours at Limmer Dermatology on your side to keep your skin healthy.
If you know you’ve spent a little too much time basking in the rays and notice one or more rough, scaly skin patches that aren’t going away, you may be experiencing actinic keratoses, a skin condition that often leads to skin cancer down the line.
Blu-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses blue light to treat areas of actinic damage. The device emits a specific wavelength that activates a photosensitizing agent in your skin, triggering a reaction that kills precancerous cells.
This interaction selectively eradicates abnormal cells while preserving surrounding healthy tissue. We love Blu-U because it’s well tolerated with minimal side effects and a great safety profile.
With all of the innovations modern technology has brought to dermatology, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose from among the available options. Here are six reasons why you may want to opt for Blu-U to treat your actinic keratosis.
More gentle than other methods to remove precancerous cells, Blu-U is designed to target abnormal cells without leaving lasting adverse effects. This allows us to create a more positive experience for you while dealing with what might otherwise be a scary ordeal.
Blu-U uses a minimally invasive, gentle approach to killing precancerous cells. Unlike more invasive treatments, you can enjoy the benefits of this therapy with reduced discomfort and not much disruption to your daily life.
You can get Blu-U treatment in the comfort of our office rather than undergoing surgery. It also doesn’t require extensive downtime after your treatment.
Another key advantage is our ability to safely administer Blu-U therapy multiple times to the same treatment area. This allows us to tailor your treatment approach to your unique needs, and make sure we eliminate precancerous cells with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
If you’re concerned about impacts to your skin’s appearance, you’ll be glad to know that even minimal scarring is not usually associated with Blu-U. Further, not only will Blu-U not make your skin look worse, it might also make your skin look better.
Lastly, Blu-U goes beyond treating the specific condition by contributing to improved overall skin appearance. Our patients have enjoyed enhanced skin tone and texture following the treatment, which is a fun bonus beyond ensuring your skin stays cancer-free.
If you're considering Blu-U or think you may be at risk for skin cancer or precancer, please schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. For more information, call us today at 210-496-9929 or request an appointment here on our website at any time.