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Photodynamic Treatment For Actinic Keratosis

Photodynamic Treatment For Actinic Keratosis

Photodynamic Treatment For Actinic KeratosisDo You Have Rough, Dry, Scaly Patches of Skin?

Actinic Keratosis (AK’s) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. AK’s are considered to be the first step in the development of skin cancer. More than 10 million Americans have AK’s.

Vita’s treatment for Actinic Keratosis may help protect you from skin cancer and clear up unwanted sun spots.

Symptoms
  • AK’s are often called sun spots.
  • They occur most often on the face, scalp, ears, neck, hand and arms.
  • They can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown.
  • They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter.
Who gets AK’s?

AK’s develop as the result of years of sun exposure. Because the effect of sun exposure is cumulative, it is your lifetime exposure that increases your risk. Even if you don’t suntan much, years of just doing simple tasks outside can add up to a significant amount of sun exposure. For example:

  • Going out to the mail box
  • Driving during the day
  • Walking the dog
  • Outdoor sports
Treatment for Actinic Keratosis

AK’s develop as the result of years of sun exposure. Because the effect of sun exposure is cumulative, it is your lifetime exposure that increases your risk. Even if you don’t suntan much, years of just doing simple tasks outside can add up to a significant amount of sun exposure. For example:

  • Vita offers a convenient treatment for your Actinic Keratosis. This treatment generally consists of a 2-part treatment course. Offering a low downtime, 100% compliance meaning no application of a prescription ointment everyday. Photodynamic Treatment often referred to as BLU-U light Treatment consists of a short, 1000 second session under the blue light. There is no prescription to fill and no daily medication to remember.
Down Time and Insurance Coverage
  • Down time consists of avoiding sun exposure for at least 40 hours. Most insurance cover this procedure. Please call our office to see if you qualify for this procedure.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN AND CLEAR UP UNWANTED SPOTS.
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