Benefits of Blu-Light & How It Works

If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you’ll likely notice that you have sunspots or sun damage. If these sunspots are left untreated, they may eventually become cancerous, which can cause a plethora of problems and be difficult to treat. Using Blu-light therapy, your dermatologist can treat these sunspots and help you reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Dr. R. Terry Garbacz at Dermatology of North Texas in Wichita Falls, TX, can explain what Blu-light is and how it can help you.

How Blu-Light/Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Can Benefit You

Blu-light is used by your dermatologist in Wichita Falls, TX, to treat thick actinic keratoses on the face, scalp, or upper arms. This is a prescription medicine that is combined with an in-office treatment for the best results. The treatment helps to fix dry, scaly spots that could be caused by sun damage.

The medication will be applied to the areas that you’re looking to treat. Once medication is applied, your dermatologist will start applying the blue light to your skin as well. Blue light is designed to only target the layers of skin that have sun damage and can cover larger areas of your body that might be dealing with this damage.

Blu-light treatment offers long-term solutions for sun damage and reduces your risk of dealing with any scarring or further treatments. You’ll notice that your skin starts to heal and just generally look and feel better. It’s important that you follow any instructions from your dermatologist after treatment. You’ll need to stay out of the sun for 40 hours and keep your skin protected.

Contact Our Dermatologist Today

Find out how you can get rid of sun damage and keep your skin cancer-free! Contact Dr. R. Terry Garbacz at Dermatology of North Texas in Wichita Falls, TX, to learn more about Blu-light therapy/Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and how it could help you! Call for more information today at (940) 767-3376.