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October 7th, 2004


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07:46 pm - zzt
Tomorrow I go in for my Levulan/Blu-U dermatology treatment. There is the possibility I'll be wandering around looking a touch sunburned, but that's ok. I never actually got a proper sunburn this season, so I'm due.

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From:bookish_girl_
Date:October 7th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Is this laser treatment?
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From:cithra
Date:October 8th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
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It's at the laser center, but isn't actually a laser treatment per se. The levulan is a photo-sensitizer ('natural' in the sense that the body manufactures it, just in smaller quantities) that gets taken up rapidly by more active cells, including pre-cancerous keritosis and the sebaceous glands. So that gets painted on your skin, then you sit under a set of blue florescent tubes which then kills the photosensitized cells and bacteria, sterilizing the sebaceous glands. I meant to include a link in the post, though most of the info is in *.pdf files.
From:amnotsurly
Date:October 9th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
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ah. I see. Everything is clear now.

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