Blue Light Therapy for Acne

Blue Light Therapy for Acne
June 8, 2016 Erin Owens

Bring on the Blue Light and say “Goodbye to Acne”!

How many of us as teens hid from our friends due to embarrassing acne breakouts? Today, how many of us are parents have children having that same experience with their acne?  Blue light therapy may be the answer to reduce acne inflammation and improve the skin.

NYC Dermatologist, Judith Hellman, MD explains how Blue-Light LED therapy works:

Specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that plays a pivotal role in causing acne for many people. The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill Propionibacterium (P. acnes) bacteria without damaging healthy skin. Blue light therapy is a good alternative for mild to moderate inflammatory acne and is an option for those whose skin cannot tolerate topical disinfectants.  It is pain-free, no down-time and safe for pregnant or breast-feeding mothers.

By eliminating the bacteria from the skin, with help from blue light therapy, the inflammation associated with red pimples (papules) seen in acne is decreased. After a number of treatments within a very close time frame, the blemishes disappear and skin regains its normal appearance. The added presence of infrared light (heat) helps 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.

The pictures seen here are of a Fuchsia guest, Mason age 16, before and after where Blue Light LED Therapy was performed two times within a 5-day period.

Recommended Blue Light LED Therapy treatments during week one is 2-3 spaced a few days apart and 1-2 treatments during week 2 depending on how skin is responding with single weekly treatments until skin is clear.

Today, our guest Mason does 1 treatment per month to keep skin bacteria free and clear from acne.

Talk to your Fuchsia Skin Care provider for appropriate home care products which is also an important step for clearing acne.

Last, the beauty of Blue Light Therapy is it is also recommended for adults who may also experience acne breakouts.