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A 42-year-old member asked:

where do i go to get a blue light acne treatment done?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Dermatologist: Check your local medical society listing for dermatologists who provide this service. As an alternative, look up a local dermatologist in the phone book or internet and then call them to arrange this or see who has the equipment.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Blu Light for Acne: You'll want to goggle dermatologists in your area to find someone who offers blu light therapy. Blu-u® has a high-intensity, narrow-band blue light that kills the propionibacterium acnes bacteria responsible for causing acne in skin. It can be a useful alternative to oral antibiotics. More info at http://www.Skin-vein.Com/cosmetic-dermatology/blu-u-light-therapy.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What should I look for in an over-the-counter acne treatment?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Salicylic acid: All over the counter acne medicines contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Either one will help acne and if tolerated they can be used in combination at different times . If there is no improvement in 1-2 months see a dermatologist for prescription strength medications.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination.
A member asked:

What kind of complications might happen from a blue light acne treatment?

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Dr. Christopher Bailey
Dr. Christopher Bailey answered
General Practice 73 years experience
Mild Side Effects: After blue light therapy for acne you may experience redness and dryness in the area that was treated. These complications are temporary.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor can order a blue light acne treatment?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Blue light treatment: Blue light treatment or photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne can be prescribed by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, typically after consultation and confirmation that it is an optimal course of treatment for control of your acne and there are no contraindications.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I need help finding an acne treatment?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Acne treatment: Dermatologists are experienced at acne management. Find one.

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