A LED lamp has been developed to treat a type of skin cancer, actinic keratosis.
The BF-RhodoLED lamp for photodynamic therapy (PDT) treatment from Biofrontera, works in conjunction with the Ameluz prescription gel. The system works to treat lesions on the face and scalp in an effort to prevent them from becoming tumors deep in the skin’s layers.
Ameluz is applied, and during a three-hour period, the cells absorb the 5ALA (aminolevulinic acid) molecule, the active ingredient in the gel.
The BF-RhodoLED lamp, operating at a wavelength of 635 +/- 9 nm, provides a deep penetration during a 10-minute radiation period. Once the light is absorbed by the 5ALA molecule, reactive oxygen species that were generated during the process, are released that kills the tumor cells.
The BF-RhodoLED lamp includes 128 LEDs and lenses that are arranged in a rectangular formation. The intensity of the lamp can be modified by the light’s fan, depending on the patient’s needs. The colorful touchscreen display and customizable software button helps make the lamp user friendly. It also features a USB and network cable port, allowing for external memory connection.