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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

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
10/29/2014 6:02:58 PM

Reviewer: MikeR, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Lt brown hair, medium color. Years of sun from surfing and boating. 1st Time: They cleaned the oils off my face with Acetone (yes, Acetone), which was strong smelling but certainly tolerable, then they applied the medicine all over my face, and I went back to the waiting room for slightly less than 2 hours (1:45). Then, back in and with Kerastick still on my face, sat in light for the 16min, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
10/23/2014 6:39:15 PM

Reviewer: Loving Life, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have only had one treatment and am going in for number two in the morning. I am glad my husband went with me on the first one sun was out and on driver side of car on the way home. The burning was uncomfortable for the first three days, then the pealing look just fabulous for awhile. Co-workers were great about it all. I had it done on Friday and was back to work on Monday funny looking and hot, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Lesions that are Not Thick due to Sun Exposure
8/17/2014 1:58:31 PM

Reviewer: Shell, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This is my 4th treatment. I'm 48 and had lots of sun exposure for the first 30 years of my life. I'm not a fan of discomfort, so I ask the doctor to prescribe Valium, and I take 1/2 about an hour before the Blu Light treatment. I take Tylenol or Percoset at night for the first 2 nights to sleep. I use fresh aloe vera, as well as chilled pure aloe vera juice to cleanse and relieve in betwee ... Show Full Comment

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

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