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Does light therapy work for eczema?

Does light therapy work for eczema?

Yes: Ulraviolet light (uva-1) can cause a significant improvement of both objective and subjective signs of dyshidrotic eczema [1] 1. Polderman, m. C. A., govaert, j. C. M., le cessie, s. And pavel, s. (2003), a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of uva-1 in the treatment of dyshidrotic eczema. Clinical and experimental dermatology, 28: 584–587. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't led light therapy work for blackheads?

For what reason wouldn't led light therapy work for blackheads?

No power: The available devices do not produce enough power to do any of the current claims for the skin that are currently being marketed. Rely on time-tested strategies for reducing blackheads. Gentle oil-reducing washes and mild benzoyl peroxide products for skin care. ...Read more

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Does led light therapy work for acne?

Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...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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Does light therapy work for seasonal affective disorder?

Does light therapy work for seasonal affective disorder?

Yes, but ...: While in recent years the blue light wavelengths were thought to be most effective, recent research shows that they may also speed the development of macular degeneration, a potentially eyesight-threatening disease. Do your research and ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed. ...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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Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

May help...: There is some data to suggest that light therapy can be effective in helping to treat other conditions like non-seasonal depression and insomnia. Given there are really no side effects, it may be worthwhile trying. ...Read more

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