Blue light therapy has become a popular treatment option for people who have acne and have become resistant to medications and ointments. People who just want to get rid of the daily hassle of topical treatments also turn to blue light therapy. To put it simply, blue light therapy is one of the best forms of acne treatment available.
Blue light therapy is an FDA-approved, high-intensity, narrow-band blue light that may successfully treat mild to moderate acne. It does not use lasers or ultraviolet (UV) light, and the treatment is considered to be comfortable. The blue light kills the acne-causing bacteria, p. acnes, that form within the sebaceous glands and mix with oil and dead skin cells, causing acne breakouts.
Blue light treatments are quick and simple. They are performed in the comfort of our office. After the treatment, you can immediately go back to work or your normal daily activities. It usually takes a series of treatments, depending on the severity of the acne. Our specialist may recommend maintenance treatments to sustain the results.
During a consultation with our specialist at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, your acne will be examined and the right acne treatment prescribed. The amount and frequency of treatments needed to get the best results may depend on the severity of your acne and how well it responds to the treatment. Blue light treatment is often recommended for people who what to avoid taking prescription medication.
In-office blue light treatments are more effective than at-home treatments. For one thing, in-office treatments can treat a larger area, so they take less time than at-home treatments.
During your consultation at Dermatology Consultants of South Florida, you can learn about all of your options for acne treatment. Many patients experience a significant decrease in lesions including pimples and cysts after blue light therapy. They may also experience a boost in their self-esteem and their social life. It is a gentle, effective treatment for mild or moderate acne.
For your convenience, Dermatology Consultants of South Florida has offices in Sunrise and Coral Springs. Let Dr. Kroll and his team of experienced professionals be your guides to clear, beautiful skin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about your options for acne treatment!