What Does Blu U Light Treatment Cost?
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Blu U with Levulan treatments cost $350 per session and usually are done 4X
Blu U with levulan is called PhotoDynamic Therapy and is great for acne and pre-cancers such as actinic keratoses. The cost is usually $350 per session and is done usually 4 times with 2 weeks between sessions. You can also use Blu U by itself for acne treatments and usually runs $150 a session done at 2-3 times per week for 4 weeks. Sincerely,
Blu U or Photodynamic Therapy
Yes, blu u with levulan is generally covered by most insurance plans for the treatment of actinic keratoses (pre cancerous skin lesins) of the head/neck. For other cosmetic conditions, the blu u with or without levulan is not routinely covered. The cost of a cosmetic treatment with blu u can vary between $30-$250 depending on whether the blu u is used alone or in conjunction with levulan.
Blu U photodynamic therapy and levulan
Blue light combined with levulan is a FDA approved treatment for actinic keratoses. It is used off label for acne. The costs include the costs of levulan plus the service of delivering the blue light therapy. The cost is $350 per treatment. Many insurance companies will not cover the cost when levulan is used for purposes other than actinic keratoses.
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BLU U preceded by Levulan Kerastick becomes Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
The efficacy of BLU U increases several folds when light exposure is preceded by application of Levulan kerastick (otherwise known as photodynamic therapy, or PDT) which can have a downtime between 4-7 days. PDT is covered by most insurance carrier for treatment of precancerous lesions or actinic keratosis, but not for acne vulgaris. BLU U light treatment alone has no associated downtime but the clinical benefit is modest unless it is done 2x/week for several weeks. The cost of PDT is between $300-$350 per treatment and the cost of BLU U alone is typically $100.