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What is Blue Light Therapy?

If you’re looking for an alternative to prescription medication for acne, blue light therapy may be the answer for you.   Blue light therapy is a safe, effective treatment that can be used to treat existing acne or to control breakouts.  But what is blue light therapy? 

What Is Blue Light Therapy?

Blue light therapy, also known as photodynamic therapy, uses light along the blue wavelength from a LED (light-emitting diode) bulb to kill the acne-causing p. acnes bacteria.    Blue light therapy is very effective for mild to moderate cases of inflammatory acne and is suitable for all skin tones.  

Blue light therapy is a simple treatment that takes just a few minutes to complete, and requires no downtime.  

There are several blue light technologies on the market, including the cutting-edge LightStim.  LightStim is a dual light LED therapy that combines both blue and red light.  The blue light kills the acne bacteria, and the red light reduces inflammation. 

LightStim reduces existing breakouts and restores the healthy appearance of the skin.  LightStim can be used on all areas of the body, including the shoulders and back. 

How Blue Light Therapy Works

During blue light therapy, the device emits pulses of light that targets and kills the p. acnes bacteria within the pores of the skin.      Removing the bacteria leads to a noticeable reduction in inflammation, and there is also less oil in the skin, which helps to resolve acne in the treated areas. 

How Many Sessions Do You Need To See Results?

The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the acne, but a series of 6-8 treatments is recommended for most patients. 

Blue light therapy is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat and prevent acne, and help you achieve radiant, healthier skin. 

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