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Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
5/17/2014 12:42:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is my 2nd treatment, this time has been very painful. They applied levulan, waited 1 hour, then 16 minutes under blue light. That was all tolerable, but now on day 3 and have has little sleep because of burn pain, swelling, blisters, and itching. The drive home was awful, wore a hat but had to leave the car window down to get cold air on my face to relieve the pain. Have been indoors since ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
4/25/2014 8:47:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Now in day four and still very swollen and burned. Levulan applied after acetate scrub with gauze (ouch), waited two hours, then got the IPL zapped all over my face. Was definitely painful. My eyes saw all the flashes and I complained to the tech but she said it was normal and just adjusted the eyepads. I still think my eyes should have been better protected. Too soon to tell how effective it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
3/27/2014 1:41:23 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had this treatment yesterday, I told attendant I had sensitive skin. I noticed when checking on how to relieve burning pain, the directions said GENTLY CLEAN FACE BEFORE BLU RAY, SHE CLEANED MY FACE WITH GAUZE WHICH WAS HARSH. I AM VERY UNCOMFORTABLE TODAY.

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
3/15/2014 12:55:09 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm a red headed retired mailman with decades of sun exposure. Doctor recommended levulan to remove pre cancers. Technician said they had two different machines, one a 16 minute, the other a 4 minute model. She said she liked the 4 minute one. First she did my scalp an hour after levulan application. It hurt pretty bad and I was glad it only lasted 4 minutes. Then came the facial treatment. Th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
2/7/2014 9:17:54 AM

Reviewer: NCgirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had the PDT treatment on my face yesterday morning for AKs on my face. I am 45 yrs-old and sustained a good bit of sun damage for the first 30 years of my life. I have had three Mohs surgeries on my face since age 40 and I am trying to avoid any more surgeries going forward. I know everyone's experience is different, but I had read some very alarming patient reviews so I wanted to write a po ... Show Full Comment

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