ACNE - Blue Light Therapy

What is Blue Light acne treatment?

For acne sufferers whose skin has become resistant to topicals and oral medications, blue light acne therapy is an alternative form of treatment. As an adjunct treatment, Blue Light Therapy offers an acne treatment that is non-invasive when used alone or as a part of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).

What is Blue Light acne therapy?

The FDA has approved the use of high-intensity, narrow-band blue light to treat mild to moderate acne. This pain-free light is safe and uses no ultraviolet (UV) light or lasers. When blue light is used as a treatment for acne, it kills Propionibacterium acnes (P-Acne), the acne-causing bacteria that can form within the sebaceous glands and cause break outs. .

What is the Blue Light procedure like?

Blue Light Therapy treatments are relatively quick and easy. Patients either sit or lie down during treatment and a light source is placed close to their face for about 15 minutes. Most patients do not experience pain or discomfort during exposure to the light and can return to their normal routine immediately following the session.

Are multiple Blue Light treatments necessary?

A series of weekly Blue Light acne treatments for several weeks are recommended to achieve optimal results. However, the amount and frequency of treatments that are needed depends on the severity of the acne and how well it responds to treatment. Many patients see results with two to four weekly treatments. To maintain results after the initial series of treatments, monthly treatments are recommended.


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