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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Blue Light Therapy (Overview)

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 better than other colors..


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What is the definition or description of: blue light therapy?

What is the definition or description of: blue light therapy?

New to me...: 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 better than other colors.. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Blue Light Therapy (Overview)

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 better than other colors..


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Hello I am a 27 year old that is considering purchasing a red/ blue light therapy product to us at home. Is it worth the investment?

Hello I am a 27 year old that is considering purchasing a red/ blue light therapy product to us at home. Is it worth the investment?

Expensive: Home red/blue light therapy product for treating acne are expensive (about $300) and do not work as well as office based product. More about red/blue light therapy: http://www.acne.org/light-therapy.html ...Read more

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Does 'blue light' therapy work for acne?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Poor choice: Phototherapy is at best an adjunct for acne. You deserve better. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength therapy. Acne is a serious chronic illness that needs to be treated aggressively; having visible acne as an adult is a sign of poor self-care. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

IPL vs: Treatment success depends on your skin color and any underlying inflammation. Have you had an ANA test? Send a color sample of your skin to see what is the best option. ...Read more

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What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

TEA TREE OIL: STOP ALL DAIRY,MEAT AND JUNK/FAST FOODS.DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP UNLESS its natural and chemical free.Use EWG.ORG app for buying clean cosmetics.Most important-Destress and sleep 8 hours/day starting @ 10 PM.Stop CONSUMING all kinds of vegetable and processed oils in your diet.Drink 2-3 liters-water but not with food but either 1 hour before or 2 hours after.DESTRESS.Apply tea tree oil daily 3 months ...Read more

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Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne? Thank you

Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne?
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Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free. ...Read more

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I use benzoyl peroxide when i get a pimple, but now i will start using a blue light treatment.Is that ok, using blu light therapy after using benzyol?

I use benzoyl peroxide when i get a pimple, but now i will start using a blue light treatment.Is that ok, using blu light therapy after using benzyol?

Yes.: There should be no problem. But be sure to tell the doctor about the benzoyl peroxide (and anything else that you've been applying or taking orally) before you get the first treatment. ...Read more

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Does sad light therapy help ?

Does sad light therapy help ?

DEFINITELY: Light therapy is very effective for seasonal mood disorder. Make sure that it is strong enough at 10, 000 lux. ...Read more

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What is the use of a light therapy device?

What is the use of a light therapy device?

Multiple uses: Light therapies can be used for treatment of seasonal affective disorder (sad), a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Also, light therapy or phototherapy (or heliotherapy) consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, or dichroic lamps to treat various skin conditions. ...Read more

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Can light therapy lamps affect the skin at all?

Can light therapy lamps affect the skin at all?

Possibly: light therapy boxes are made in such a way to generally filter out UV light but it may not be possible 100% of the time. So if you especially have sensitive skin you might have side effects on the skin ...Read more

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