If your acne problem is not responding to traditional creams or if you are tired of the unwanted side effects of your oral acne medication, it may be time to look into blue light therapy. Today, light therapy can be used for acne treatment as an extremely effective and non-invasive alternative to clearing your acne.
Why is blue light therapy so effective? Blue light therapy works by killing the bacteria that is responsible for your acne inflammation. During a treatment, your skin is briefly exposed to a blue light source which strikes acne bacteria cells and sets off a chemical reaction that causes the bacteria to self-destruct. Rest assured that no harm is done to any other cells on or in the skin.
Some of the many benefits of choosing blue light therapy for your acne treatment are:
- Safe for all ages
- Non-invasive and 100% natural
- No adverse side effects from short or long term use
- No down time
- May work on antibiotic resistant strains of acne causing bacteria
- Effectiveness does not decrease over time.
A full-service dermatologist, such as Olansky Dermatology Associates, can administer you blue light therapy. It is important to realize that although blue light therapy is effective for treating acne, it is not a cure. Therefore, consistent or repeat treatments may be necessary to keep your acne under control. Olansky Dermatology Associates is proud to offer such an innovative alternative in acne treatment to patients of all ages.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates