Blue light therapy is an acne treatment that is approved by the FDA to treat mild to moderate acne and Actinic Keratosis. The blue light treatment is a therapy available to people who have not responded well to other treatments.
Actinic Keratosis is a pre-cancerous lesion that have the propensity to turn to skin cancer and should be treated.
Acne is caused when oil produced is trapped in the pores. The acnes bacteria thrive in this trapped oil. This causes the pore to become inflamed and turn into a pimple. The Acne Blue Light therapy works by killing the acnes bacteria. The light may be used alone or in conjunction with a topical treatment.
This is a safe and effective treatment for acne in some individuals. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.