Blue Light Acne Therapy
What is Blue Light Acne Therapy?
The FDA has approved the use of high-intensity, narrow-band blue light to treat mild to moderate acne. This pain-free light is safe and uses no ultraviolet (UV) light or lasers. When blue light is used as a treatment for acne, it kills the acne-causing bacteria that can form within the sebaceous glands and cause break outs.
What Is the Blue Light Procedure Like?
Blue light therapy treatments are relatively quick and easy. Patients either sit or lie down during treatment, and a light source is placed close to their face for about 20 to 30 minutes. Most patients do not experience pain or discomfort during exposure to the light, and they can get back to their normal routine immediately following a blue light acne therapy session. Treatments are typically repeated weekly for several weeks until optimal results are achieved. Some patients experience an improvement of their acne for several months. However, maintenance treatments are often recommended to sustain results. The number of treatments needed to reach optimal results may vary depending on the severity of your acne.
Risks and Benefits of Blue Light Acne Treatment
In general, blue light acne treatment is a safe and non-invasive method of treating acne. Blue light therapy targets the sebaceous glands, and not the surrounding tissues, killing the bacteria that cause acne. Many patients see significant improvement in their acne after two to four weekly treatment sessions of blue light therapy.
Some patients may experience swelling, redness, stinging, and burning following treatment.
Are Multiple Blue Light Treatments Necessary?
A series of weekly blue light acne treatments for several weeks are recommended to achieve optimal results. However, the amount and frequency of treatments that you will need depends on the severity of your acne and how well it responds to treatment. Many patients see results with two to four weekly treatments. To maintain results after the initial series of treatments, monthly treatments are often recommended.
Aum Aesthetics Medical Spa Offers package treatment for Blue Light Therapy.
Package of 5 for $200 (35 Minutes Per Session)
Cleansing of skin followed by 25 minutes of blue light treatment. Session ends with second cleanse and finishing product.