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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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Rosacea (Definition)

A chronic skin condition that usually affects just the face, causing redness, pimples, nose swelling, and thin red ...Read more


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What is intense pulsed light therapy (ipl)?

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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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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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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?

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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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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Many pts say yes: Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. ...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

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Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Adjunct: Don't neglect stuff that works. Topicals like benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid are your mainstay. Your physician can add stronger stuff as required. ...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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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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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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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...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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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

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Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and the fractional co2 laser on selected patients with good results. ...Read more

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Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Yes: Light therapy is the most effective treatment for sad. Light boxes are no more than a bank of fluorescent bulbs with reflector shields to concentrate the light to about 5000 - 10, 000 lux at 2 ft. Some evidence suggests that lower end of the visible spectrum (i.e. Blue) may contain the most effective wavelengths. Halogen lights don't deliver much blue light and haven't been studied in sad. ...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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Light Therapy (Definition)

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