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How painful is blue light acne treatment?

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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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