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Red Light Therapy Rosacea
Is there evidence that either red light or photofacial therapy will treat the constant redness from rosacea?
Yes: There are data regarding the use of ipl, photo facial for the treatment of rosacea. The extent to which benefits are seen will vary from patient to patient and a thorough consultation with an experienced care provider will help give you some good guidance. Be sure to review before and after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At home red light therapy at 650nm, how effective is this when using it for popped pimples? Does it help it heal? Reduce redness, and swelling ?
How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?
Cold laser: Cold laser is well known to promote healing. It is used in europe quite a lot (unfortunately not in the usa-due to fda). I would think that its not a waste of time and to certainly try it. Make sure its a medical grade laser and max treatments are 12 but you should see a difference by 6-7 treatments if done right. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild/moderate acne, using blue/red light therapy mask for it, its helping, but insomnia has worsened, does the light block my own melatonin?
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