Are you tired of looking in the mirror and noticing you have had yet another acne breakout? Inflammatory acne can be one of the most frustrating cosmetic issues to deal with. Fortunately, there’s a solution: blue light therapy. Blue light therapy can get rid of your acne and keep it off. And, to top if off, it requires no downtime and has no known side effects.
Michael Schwartz, MD, at Skin Deep Laser Medspa in Pasadena, California, provides this revolutionary treatment. In this blog, Dr. Schwartz discusses what makes this treatment so special.
Many of our other advanced skin rejuvenation treatments, such as microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, and microneedling, are best for acne that is not currently inflamed or for treating acne scarring. But, blue light therapy is extremely effective for treating inflammatory acne. It can help treat outbreaks that are current as well as help prevent future outbreaks from occurring.
Treatment involves lying under a blue light for 15-30 minutes. This is done in our office, and you are given a pair of goggles to protect your eyes. The blue light is extremely gentle, and you won’t feel hot or uncomfortable.
The blue light targets bacteria on your face and kills it, so it won’t be able to spread acne. This can help you with both current and future acne breakouts. The treatment will also condition your skin, minimize the free radicals that can age your skin, and decrease redness and other inflammatory effects.
Blue light therapy requires no downtime and has no known side effects. The only thing you might notice is a little bit of redness after your treatment. The process is fast and easy. In fact, you may be able to get a treatment on your lunch break. We usually recommend multiple treatments for the best results, but many of our clients begin to see the benefits after their first session.
In order to get the most out of blue light therapy, we recommend pairing it with a peel. A peel will exfoliate your skin and allow the blue light to penetrate deeper and provide more effective results.
If you have mild to moderate inflammatory acne that has yet to be treated successfully, you’re likely a good candidate for blue light therapy. To see if blue light therapy can help you, book an appointment over the phone with Skin Deep Laser Medspa today.