BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy

Not exclusive to teenagers, people of all ages encounter trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try.

Our office offers photodynamic Blu-U therapy for the treatment of acne vulgaris, sun damage and actinic keratoses ( precancerous skin lesions). Performed in our office, the procedure is a blue light-based treatment which involves the application of a light-sensitizing chemical, followed by an incubation period and subsequent Blu-U light treatment. For more information, please visit

What is BLU-U Blue Light Treatment?

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple. The patient sits with the specific area of skin needing treatment close to the light for a short time, a 17-minute session, about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks. BLU-U is safe, not hot to the skin, and not painful. After several weeks, you should see an improvement in your acne.

The BLU-U blue light is available in the Omaha area at Skin PC. Ask your dermatologist if your case of moderate acne or actinic keratoses is right for BLU-U blue light treatment. If you are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, this might be a good fit for you.

Now’s the time to manage your damage.

BLU-U can also be used to treat actinic keratoses as well, or what is commonly referred to as “sun spots.” Actin keratoses are dry, scaly patches that form on sun exposed areas of the skin including the scalp, face, forearms, and backs of the hands. Levulan® Kerastick® (aminolevulinic acid HCl) for Topical Solution, 20% (Levulan Kerastick) plus blue light illumination using the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator (Levulan PDT) is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis of the face or scalp. Skin PC is proud to now offer BLU-U treatment. If you’re in the Omaha area, call us for a free consultation today.