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5 Total User Reviews

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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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