A Revolution for Clearer Skin

Not exclusive to teenagers, many adults in their 20s and 30s struggle with hard-to-control acne. Blue light therapy uses a specific wavelength that targets the bacteria responsible for acne. The treatment is painless, requires no downtime, and offers an attractive option for those with busy lifestyles. Unlike some topical acne treatments, blue light therapy has no known side effects and is suitable for all skin types.

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What Is Blue Light Therapy?

Blue light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. The blue light penetrates the skin and targets the bacteria that cause acne. The bacteria absorb the blue light and are destroyed, reducing the number of breakouts on the skin. Unlike other acne treatments, blue light therapy does not use harsh chemicals or medications that can cause side effects. The treatment is FDA-approved and has effectively treated mild to moderate acne.

How Blue Light Acne Treatments Work

Blue light therapy has recently gained popularity as an effective treatment for acne. This therapy uses a specific wavelength of blue light to target the bacteria that cause acne, known as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). When the skin absorbs the blue light, it triggers a reaction that produces oxygen molecules. These oxygen molecules are toxic to the bacteria that cause acne, and they help to reduce inflammation in the skin. This can help to clear up acne quickly and effectively.

Using a device called BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator Model 4170, the blue light kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 15-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five or more weeks. It’s safe, it’s not hot, and it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.

Experience a Lasting Improvement

In one study, patients who received blue light therapy for eight weeks saw a significant reduction in acne lesions compared to those who received a placebo. Another study found that blue light therapy effectively reduced inflammatory acne lesions and showed that the treatment had a lasting effect, with patients experiencing continued improvement in their acne for up to six months after the treatment. The treatment is not recommended for severe acne or sensitive skin.

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Why Choose Skin Care Doctors?

While blue light therapy is not a cure for acne, it can significantly improve the appearance of acne-prone skin. If you seek a safe and effective treatment for acne, blue light acne treatments can improve the appearance of acne-prone skin and boost your self-confidence. If you are struggling with acne, contact Skin Care Doctors to see if blue light therapy suits you. Our medical providers are board-certified and trained in the latest advancements in dermatology to help you achieve healthy, smooth skin.

Better skin health starts here. Schedule your appointment today.

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