Blue light therapy for acne
Blue light therapy technology, is an additional option for the treatment of acne. In fact, research has shown in-office and at-home systems produce positive results for acne sufferers.
The treatment works by killing the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which can cause inflammation. P acnes is sensitive to blue light. Using the blue light, eliminates the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin. The added presence of infrared light causes the oil glands to shrink in size. The result is less oil in the skin and less bacteria, leading to the resolution of acne in the treated areas. Topical skin sensitizer may be applied prior to the blue light therapy for better result.
Eliminating the bacteria from the skin with help from blue light, decreases the inflammation associated with red pimples seen in acne. After a number of treatments, the blemishes disappear and skin regains its normal appearance. So speak to your doctor about including blue light therapy in your aesthetic treatment!