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Does led light therapy work for acne?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: LED and acne

British journal of dermatology, phototherapy with blue and red light was studied in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.
After 12 weeks of 15-minute daily active treatments with a portable light source, a mean improvement of 76% in inflammatory lesions was observed. Thus the led light is effective for acne.

In brief: LED and acne

British journal of dermatology, phototherapy with blue and red light was studied in the treatment of mild to moderate acne.
After 12 weeks of 15-minute daily active treatments with a portable light source, a mean improvement of 76% in inflammatory lesions was observed. Thus the led light is effective for acne.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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