Blue Light in treatment of Acne
Many factors contribute to the cause of acne. Propionibacterium normally presents in human sebaceous glands that play an important role in the development of acne. These bacteria produce endogenous porphyrins that when activated by blue light result in a photodynamic effect that kills the bacteria. The blue light delivers a uniform narrow band blue visible light that efficiently activates those bacteris porphyrins. Blue Light for mild to moderate acne has been gaining acceptance and is now available. Treatments are twice a week under a light. There is no down time, no discomfort and treatments can be repeated in series as often as needed.
Most patients see a dramatic decrease in the number and severity of acne blemishes and lesions within a month of twice-weekly treatments; some report significant improvements after only two or three sessions.
How Blue Light Therapy works
Acne begins when the sebaceous glands become clogged and there is a build-up of acne bacteria called P.acnes. This bacteria build-up causes inflammation. Certain light spectrums activate bacteria-fighting agents produced by your body called porphyrins.
The Blue Light system’s high-intensity blue-violet light activates these porphyrins and starts a chemical reaction that produces peroxide. This naturally produced peroxide is what destroys the P. acnes bacteria (the root cause of inflamed blemishes).
Blue Light Therapy causes acne bacteria to self-destruct while having no effect on your normal skin. Blue Light Acne Therapy is suitable for all body areas, including the large areas of the back and shoulders and the sensitive beard area. It treats mild to moderate inflammatory acne. During treatment sessions, which last approximately 15 minutes, you’ll sit comfortably while the high-intensity Blue Light gently goes to work to reduce your acne. Immediately after treatment you are free to resume your normal activities.
Goals of Blue Light Acne Treatments
- Reduce the number of painful acne pimples
- Prevent scarring
- Shorten the acne life cycle
- Reduce the psychological stress and embarrassment
Blue Light for Acne is a drug-free treatment with no downtime, no pain, no irritation, no problems with the sun or physical activities, and no side effects.