Cystic Acne Improved by Photodynamic Therapy with Short-Contact 5-Aminolevulinic Acid and Sequential Combination of Intense Pulsed Light and Blue Light Activation
November 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 742 | Copyright © November 2005
Stuart Melnick MD
Photodynamic therapy with short-contact 5-aminolevulinic acid (Levulan® Kerastick®, Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
and activation by intense pulsed light in an initial treatment and blue light in 3 subsequent treatments has resulted in
significant improvement in severity of acne, reduction in the number of lesions, improvement in skin texture, and
smoothing of scar edges in an Asian patient with severe (class 4) facial cystic acne and scarring.