Sarah, our Physician Assistant, demonstrates the application of Levulon. It is a skin cancer pre-treatment before undergoing Photodyanamic Therapy (PDT). The solution comes in a vial and applied directly on the skin one hour before the blue light therapy.
Patient explains the history of her skin cancer and her option of doing the Photodynamic Therapy treatment (PDT) before undergoing Mohs skin cancer surgery. She also emphasizes the importance of using sunblock.
PDT Treatment or Photodynamic Therapy is completed. The patient shares her experience.. After a Blue Light Treatment, the patient must hibernate and be completely out of the sun for a few days. For this reason, a very strong sunblock is applied.
Additionally, Sarah, our Physician Assistant gives great sunscreen tips to prevent skin cancer. Dr. Mejia, a qualified Mohs skin cancer surgeon will then follow up with attentive care for the results of the PDT.
Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT is a sometimes called Blue Light treatment for skin cancer. It treats pre-cancer cells pre-clinically beneath the surface. Sarah, our Physician Assistant answers questions about PDT while the patient is undergoing the Blue Light treatment for 16 minutes and 40 seconds.
Some of the patients get the benefit of having smoother skin, a cosmetic overlap from the treatment, even though they are being treated for pre-cancer.
Watch as a patient undergoes the actual procedure of Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT. After the pre-treatment as explained in our previous post, the patient is now under the Blue Light. Goggles are necessary to protect the eyes. Levulon, the solution in the pre-treatment is now being absorbed by the pre-cancerous cells. Dr. Mejia, a skin cancer specialist and surgeon oversees all the procedures.
Sarah, our Physician Assistant, discusses the pre-treatment for PDT or Photodynamic Therapy. She explains how the solution of levulon is absorbed into the skin. PDT treats cancerous spots and prevents precancer before it turns to skin cancer. The solution is put on the patient for an hour and a half during which time the solution soaks to the skin. Later during the blue light therapy, the patients skin reacts to the blue light. PDT is a preventative treatment. It treats precancer spots and prevents turning from basal cell carcinoma to squamous cell carcinoma.