blue light therapy benefits for acne treatment
The blue wavelength light therapy has powerful anti-bacterial properties that cleanse and purify the skin. They kill the acne-causing bacteria "Propionibacterium acnes" which is a tiny microbe that lives in the oily region of the skin's pores. BLUE LIGHT THERAPY also has anti-spasmodic properties that relieve tension. For ACNE, you can use this light first, and then use the red light therapy as a good combination.
Dr. Hellman who practices medical dermatology in New York City, had found evidence based researched that BLUE light therapy produce positive results.
He explains how it works: EFFECTIVEas eliminating the bacteria from the skin and decreases inflammation associated with red pimples seen in acne. After a number of treatments, the blemishes disappear and skin regains its normal appearance. RECOMMENDED CLIENTS ARE: Any clients with red pimples (inflammatory acne), regardless of their skin tone. The end results is clear skin and improvement of inflammatory acne whether it was mild, moderate or severe. Blue light therapy is not recommended for those who are on Accutane (an oral medication).
BLUE LIGHT THERAPY is a good alternative treatment for those who wish to avoid prescription medication.
Blue light therapy is FDA cleared and is safe to use.
PROTOCOL: Wash face with a good quality skin care product. If using a moisturizer, it should be used 2 hours prior to using the mask red light therapy and it's recommended you apply a moisturizer after the treatment. Products containing Vitamin A (such as retin -A) should only be used after using the red light therapy as these products might block the LED light from penetrating into the skin.
Typically, the sessions are 20 minutes each session , 2 times per week.