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    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of aminolevulinic acid HCl topical.

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    1-5 of 5
    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    11/23/2013 11:08:39 AM

    Reviewer: Bill V, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Used this product in conjunction with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to address actinic keratosis on face. The laser light treatment was a very intense (painful) 17 minute episode. Swelling and sunburn like conditions resulted for several days. After 8-10 days skin healed to a condition far improved to pre-treatment. I am 61 years old and grew up in Florida in the pre-sunscreen era. Very fair skinned. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    8/25/2013 6:26:53 PM

    Reviewer: jane, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    This treatment was done in the doctor's office and has worked very well so far. I had a little swelling of the face and some redness. It was almost like a bad sunburn and then the peeling of the skin started the 4-5th day.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    8/21/2013 2:28:47 PM

    Reviewer: Shel, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Had skin lesion for few months. Treatment ineffective. Lesion still exists.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    7/13/2011 9:05:45 AM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Light treatment to activate the drug was more painful than expected.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    4/3/2008 6:25:32 PM

    Reviewer: Rockwitz, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I had a small stroke 2 days after the application. I have chf and an implant and various other ailments. I am on coumadin. I am 63 years old and my family health history includes heart problems. My dermatologist Dr. Ong said he would report this to the FDA. I as well reported this to the FDA. All my doctors (dermatologist cardiologist, neurologist have said this was caused by my pr ... Show Full Comment

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