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Doctor insights on: Blue Light Laser Acne Treatment

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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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

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. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a blue light acne treatment done?

Where do I go to get a blue light acne treatment done?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of deep acne scars.Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

I want to get rid of deep acne scars.Do I need Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels or laser therapy? I have tried pills from dr & creams even blue light

Professional help: I am sorry you tried worthless cures, and if someone charged you money for "blue light" therapy, I would urge you to contact your local prosecuting attorney. Pills and creams won't touch these. You'll need to get with a specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a filler, microsurgery, or laser work. Especially, if you see a kid whose acne is being neglected, say something. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Exfoliation: Part of the development of acne is a clogging of the pores with abnormal cornification of the skin. THe sebum gets clogged and ultimately infected. Most lasers shed the outer layer of skin and help clear the pores. Some also harm the bacteria causing the acne itself ...Read more

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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more

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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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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

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How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

Everything takes tim: I have seen light therapy be very helpful. Blue light traditionally has reported to be helpfull but perhaps red is showing better results...I personally like yellow...Getting the benefits of blue and red spectrum. But any light treatment has to be rather high intensity....Most of the consumer products are not anywhere near powerful enough. Even more benefits from intense pulsed light (ipl). ...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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Would demonologist recommend in-home Acne Clearing Blue Light treatment? I am interested in a product made by Tria.

Unlikely: Although the in-home light is thought to be safe if used as directed, it requires considerable time for minimal to moderate results. You may refer to www.acne.org for more information. Topical antibiotics (if you want to avoid oral meds,) retinoids and benzoyl peroxide have a good track record and multiple research studies to back then up. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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