SKIN’s Pre-Cancerous Lesion Treatment Program
Actinic keratoses are scaly or crusty bumps that form on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, arms, and hands. These lesions are related to past sun exposure and develop more often in fair-skinned people. Ranging in size from as small as a pinhead to an inch across, they may be light, dark, tan, pink, red, or a combination of colours. These lesions may itch or produce a pricking or tender sensation, especially after being in the sun. They may disappear only to reappear later. If left untreated, these lesions can increase in size and develop into skin cancer, and are therefore considered a “pre-cancer”.
SKIN MediSpa offers an advanced Pre-Cancerous Lesion Treatment Program using a variety of technologies:
- Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy offers clinically proven improvement in actinic keratoses conditions. This revolutionary technology is not a laser treatment, and uses a safe, cool, visible blue light that provides a non-invasive and pain-free treatment for these lesions. Adding the topical prescription Levulan prior to this treatment acts to photosensitize the skin to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of the photodynamic therapy in targeting the pre-cancerous cells.
- Epidermal Peels contain a unique blend of lactic acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, enzymes and other nutrients in various proportions. Application of these special blends cause the upper levels of the epidermis to slough off over the days following the treatment. Patients can expect to help prevent dangerous cancer cells from developing, undo years of sun-damage and end the uncomfortable itching associated with lesions.
- Prescription Medications can sometimes be beneficial and are advised in consultation following a thorough medical history and examination.