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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...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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Does home red light work for rosacea?

Does home red light work for rosacea?

No: Red light treatments (whether by led or low-level laser) have no proven benefits for rosacea. Blue light therapy (also used for acne) can be of benefit if rosacea has a bacterial component, which it frequently does. ...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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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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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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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

Photorejuvenation: Ipl is a filtered light device that is effective in removing brown spots and blood vessels, good for treating sun damaged, acne and rosacea skin. With properly filtered wavelength, and used in conjunction with a medication, this can also be used medically to treat precancerous and selected skin cancers. Ipl is not for everyone. See your dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Rash on face, little itchy, face feels hot, changes from dark bright red to light red at times, headache. Is it cholesterol med or sun?

Rash on face, little itchy, face feels hot, changes from dark bright red to light red at times, headache. Is it cholesterol med or sun?

Read drug info: This is most likely a reaction to the sun but your medications may make you photo sensitive and prone to a rash. If this is the area to which you are applying steroid, that could also be a cause. ...Read more

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My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?

My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?

Light therapy may be a better choice if you have tiny visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on your face: Two options are pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy. Studies show that light therapy may reduce the appearance of: Facial redness, Flushing, Telangiectasia on the nose and cheeks. Light therapy involves repeat treatments to maintain improved skin appearance. Side effects are usually minimal. They can include temporary redness, loss of skin color and bruising in the treated area. More research is needed to determine how long the light therapy treatments are effective for rosacea and what the long-term risks might be. If you experience persistent rosacea, talk with your doctor to see if light therapy is an option for you. ...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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Is light therapy effective in acne?

Is light therapy effective in acne?

Yes: Blue light has been found to have a beneficial effect. Additionally, it can be used to activate a photodynamic drug called levulan. This is a potent anti-acne treatment. ...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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Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

No: Only ultraviolet light is known to cause skin cancer and there is no ultraviolet light in this type of phototherapy. ...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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Light Therapy (Definition)

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