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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Blue Light Therapy (Definition)

What is blue light therapy? Dermatologists have used blue light in their offices since 2002 to clear acne breakouts quickly and effectively by eliminating the bacteria that cause them. Blue light treatment is a non-uv light therapy, which is gentle on skin and does not cause long-term harmful health effects. Why blue? It penetrates water ...Read more


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Do blue light acne treatments work?

Do blue light acne treatments work?

Yes: Blue light treatments are a superficial light that helps kill the skin bacteria. It works better when you add amino levulonic acid (ala) that helps kill bacteria, decrease the sebaceous glands and improve skin tone and texture. ...Read more

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How painful is blue light acne treatment?

How painful is blue light acne treatment?

Pain with Acne Light: It depends on whether levulan chemical is used. The chemical will make it more uncomfortable, but probably make the treatment work better. The treatment will also work without the medicine. It creates oxygen in the glands, which is toxic to the bacteria. It is a good adjunctive treatment, but nothing beats Isotretinoin for long-term resolution of acne. ...Read more

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Anyone used blue light acne treatment ?

Anyone used blue light acne treatment ?

Yes: Blue light with aminolevulenic acid can work in some patients. Not sure about how your insurance may pay for it but i feel some patients do well with it. Often i will suggest it for a patient who might need accountant but they either don't want to go that route or cannot go that route. ...Read more

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Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

ASDS opinion & 1more: Two sites to read: https://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Acne-Scars/ and http://www.livestrong.com/article/73275-red-blue-light-therapy-acne/ ...Read more

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Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and the fractional co2 laser on selected patients with good results. ...Read more

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Blue light acne treatmenthas anyone had success?

Blue light acne treatmenthas anyone had success?

Yes it does help.: Blue lignt acne treatment does help but best results are obtained it it is used in conjuntion with other treatments. Treatment with blu light with a photo active compound is more aggressive and yelds better results but it also has some downtime. ...Read more

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Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Plan: You can try. But better to consult with dermatologist or cosmetologist. If you will overdo with skin it may leave scar for ever. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Acne treatments: Photodynamic therapy using a topical sensitizing agent and red or blue light can certainly help acne. Non-prescription blue-light devices can possibly help but they probably work only for some of the less severe acne cases. ...Read more

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Does 'blue light' therapy work for acne?

Yes: It often works quite well. But it's not officially approved for that purpose (yet). And it's expensive. And insurance rarely covers it. ...Read more

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Photo rejuvenation light for home - does this clear blemishes and wrinkles?

Not impressed: I have not been impressed with the results of this technology and attribute the majority of results to improved skin care. ...Read more

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Help can blue light therapy work for acne?

Help can blue light therapy work for acne?

Maybe: There's talk of some wavelengths helping kill the bacteria. This is no substitute for the therapy that actually works for everybody else. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark Spot: You have to protect your skin from the sun to avoid getting dark spots. But once the dark spots appear, it is possible to treat them. Potential over-the-counter treatments include hydroquinone creams that bleach the skin and microdermabrasion kits that buff out the rough, dark spots. Prescription drug treatments include tretinoin, known as retin-a. ...Read more

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Blue light acne treatment? What is it? Is it expensive?

Blue light acne treatment? What is it? Is it expensive?

Many uses: Blue light (and red light) is a part of a treatment called photodynamic therapy. It uses light and a topical chemical (aminolevulenic acid, ala) to treat many conditions. Acne is just one. Ala soaks into the skin and the light activates is. "bad cells" or acne related bacteria are then selectively destroyed by the light activation. Beyond that i would discuss with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Which is better for shrinking sebaceous glands (oily face): blue light or laser treatment?

Sebaceous glands: Neither treatment is specific for sebaceous glands. A co2 resurfacing laser (or dermabrasion) can destroy the tops of the glands, but is an aggressive treatment. Individual glands can be shaved flat for cosmetic purposes. Accutane therapy will shrink sebaceous glands but needs to be carefully monitored by your dermatologist with blood tests. ...Read more

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Is skinoren effective prescription for acne and red pigmentation?

Azeleic acid: Topical benzoyl peroxide is more time-tested. Azeleic acid / skinoren won't tough the post-inflammatory redness but may help control the disease. If it fails, as it is likely to do, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Is selsun blue + versicolor treatment normal?

Is selsun blue + versicolor treatment normal?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Does blu light therapy really work for adult acne?

Does blu light therapy really work for adult acne?

Adjunct: There's some interest in phototherapy as an adjunct to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Feel free to try it, don't spend a lot of money, and continue mainstream rx with topical benzoyl peroxide and whatever prescription-strength rx your personal physician can offer. ...Read more

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Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Can: Yes this Laser could help you need to consult a dermatologist plastic surgeon or doctor uses lasers for specific advice.Then generally they want to try a small test area to see if your skin becomes too late or too dark or normal appearing with the treatment ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more