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levulen???

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my derm's smoothbeam laser broke sad.gif

so i am getting clearlight treatment but w/ a 1 hr long peel called "levulen" ... i did a search w/ that spelling and came up w/ nothing.

apparently it will leave me pink for a few days and very photosensitive, but the levulen helps the clearlight penetrate and therefore is good for both scars AND active acne.

anyone have ANY info on this??

thx

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Amino Levulinic Acid is the peel substance you're talking about, I believe. It was originally pioneered to treat sunspots... (pre-cancerous lesions, keratinic pilares, or Pilares Keratoses, or something along those lines). They put your face under a blue light, which supposedly activates the acid--which, in turn, massacres acne bacteria, but has a residual effect as well. Some Michigan Avenue derms here in Chicago have been pushing. I don't know exactly what it does for collagen scars though, sorry.

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