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Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
5/11/2015 4:57:12 PM

Reviewer: Artbypauline, 55-64 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 MOHs surgery in August 2104 to remove two basal cell growths above my upper lip. My dermatologist found two actinic keratoses at my 6 month check up, and recommended this over the self applied topical creams. I was very nervous after reading the reviews here! My face was cleaned with alcohol, then the levulan was applied. I had to wait for an hour, then I was put in front of the blue light f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
3/27/2015 4:49:07 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
From reading these reviews, it's obvious that everyone has a different experience and you cannot know how yours will be until you go through the procedure. I've had three children natural childbirth and consider myself to have a high tolerance to pain--but this I would not go through again if you paid me. Procedure itself was tolerable, but in the days that followed my reaction was severe! ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
3/8/2015 7:57:12 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
76 Year old male. Only day three so do not know how effective treatment will be. Hopefully it will work because I will NOT do this again. Pain level for me was about a 9 1/2 during the light phase and about an 8 for the next day and a half. No instructions for pain relief nor for all the little vials of "stuff" to put on face - three different kinds of lotion, or how long etc. Basically ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
2/8/2015 5:48:14 PM

Reviewer: Tmilne35, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Treatment used for actinic keratosis, face cleaned with acetone, levulan applied, 1 hr waiting period then 16 min in blu light. Light was painful/unpleasant but tolerable. For the first week after treatment I had partial thickness (2nd degree) burns completely covering my face (including blisters, scabbing, bleeding, and extreme pain). 2nd week was better, like an extreme sunburn. Still unpleasant ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
12/17/2014 9:10:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Just had medication applied yesterday.Left on 90 minutes, then blue light applied for 16.5 minutes. First 8 minutes very hot and burning sensation but gradually burning ceased. First day red, stinging but no drugs needed. 2nd day swollen but subsided by mid-day.and red and crusty. Tomorrow day 3 and hoping peeling will start soon so I can see results. Stayed indoors since treatment and no problem ... Show Full Comment

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