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    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    5/23/2016 1:49:39 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    This was the most painful thing I've ever done on purpose. While under the light it felt like a blowtorch on my face. Was pretty painful for about 3 days, and peeled for several weeks after. When it was all over though, my skin looked much better, so I can't say I'm dis-satisfied. Given my experience, I will not be doing this again though.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    4/4/2016 4:58:13 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I think the first time is the worst. I've had it done 4 times on my face and it's less painful each time. Take a handheld mini fan and blow on your treated skin while under the light. I took extra strength Tylenol third time and fourth time after they applied chemical before the blue light.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    3/22/2016 3:26:42 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Wasn't given a lot of info of the post procedure affects. If I had, I wouldn't have done this. I've had several lesions removed from my face and wanted to get it all done at once. This was recommended by my dermatologist. I had the treatment on Friday and now on Tuesday, the redness has increased, the peeling has increased, I have bloody spots and my face is coated in petroleum jel ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    3/9/2016 6:39:52 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    The discomfort during treatment was only slightly above an itch in intensity. I don't know why, but I felt "wired" for several hours after treatment.

    Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
    2/27/2016 12:39:03 PM

    Reviewer: Deb, 55-64 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 my first treatment with Levulan. I was given No post instructions other that to stay indoors for 48 hours and use nothing except Vaseline on my face. I was not told what to expect after treatment and during treatment I was barely able to remain under the lights. I have had five neurosurgeries and am in no way a wimp but this was like sitting inside of the sun with bees stinging me as well ... Show Full Comment

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