Blue Light Treatment for Acne
Acne treatments aren’t a one-size-fits-all commodity. If prescription creams and antibiotics aren’t working for you — or if you can’t tolerate the side effects these medications can cause — you might consider acne treatments that can be provided at your doctor’s office.
Ranging from blue-light therapy to chemical peels, several types of office-based medical procedures have been found to be effective acne treatments for many people.
Regardless of which acne treatments you use, try to keep your expectations realistic. You start seeing improvements from most treatments for four to eight weeks.
The redness and swelling that can occur with acne is caused by a type of bacteria that can be killed by exposing your skin to different types of light. Blue light is the most commonly used wavelength, although a combination of blue light and red light also appears to be effective.
Before the procedure, your doctor might apply a medication to your skin to make it more sensitive to light. Multiple treatment sessions are usually necessary with light therapy. Side effects can include temporary redness, crusting and peeling in the treated areas.
The acne bacteria can also be killed with pulsed light and heat energy. These treatments also shrink oil (sebaceous) glands, which decreases oil production. Side effects include temporary redness in the treated areas.
Using Light to Treat Acne
The best way to use light to treat acne is to use a combination of blue light and red light, but making sure the light is not so intense that the skin burns.
We at Aathi skin care use blue home light treatment.
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