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Updated by Ivy Lorene on Jan 13, 2019
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Clear skin with Blue Light Phototherapy

Blue Light Phototherapy is pain-free, quick to administer has no side-effects, and safe way to treat mild to moderate acne.


What is blue light phototherapy?

What is blue light phototherapy?

This is a new FDA-approved treatment for mild to moderate acne. If other medications such as topical creams have not given you results, then it is worth trying this new technique as it truly has the power to give you clear skin.


How does it work?

The device uses wavelengths in the blue light range to kill bacteria associated with acne. As you know, acne is formed when sebum and other dirt particles on the face provide a breeding ground for bacteria, which eventually leads to formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. It is difficult to remove bacteria once they establish themselves on the skin and multiply.


Are there side effects?

Past data shows that there is hardly any negative effect during or after therapy. Any side effects will be negligible and that means no downtime is needed.


How effective is this treatment?

Based on a statement released by the American Academy of Dermatology, light therapies are very promising in treating acne. However, there is insufficient data to show that this method works for severe cases of acne. It is also apparent that light therapy alone is not enough to completely cure acne although it may prevent severe breakouts. It can be combined with other topical or oral treatments for long term acne relief. Several light therapy sessions are needed to get the best results in any case.


What are the advantages of this therapy?

  • Painless
  • Quick (usually lasting less than half an hour)
  • No downtime
  • Safe
  • Can be combined safely with other treatments
  • Can be used on all areas of the body
  • No scarring caused
  • No need to avoid sunlight as with photodynamic therapy

Is blue light therapy used only for acne?

Skin cancer, other skin issues, mood swings, and sleep problems are some of the other issues that can be countered by use of blue light therapy.


How is this administered?

The therapy can be performed at home or at the clinic in Algonquin. You will need to wear goggles to protect your eyes and sit under blue light for the required time.

To Learn More About Algonquin Blue Light Phototherapy , Please Visit Dermatology Specialists of Illinois