Acne Laser Therapy

Acne is a skin condition that is quite common. There are many types of acne and the most common form is acne vulgaris. Just beneath the surface of the skin are hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands. These glands produce oil which normally passes through the pores to the skin and keeps your skin soft and smooth.

During adolescence, hormonal changes can stimulate the glands to produce extra amounts of this oil which can clog the pores. When the pores become clogged, this oil gets trapped beneath the skin and the bacteria, P. acnes, thrives in these clogged pores. In a short time, the skin becomes irritated, red and swollen resulting in the formation of a pimple. At certain times of life this process becomes very active, troublesome and hard to control.

BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is non-drug , FDA cleared light alone therapy for moderate inflammatory acne. It is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in the skin. BLU-U® can be a good treatment option for moderate acne in place of taking oral antibiotics or if you are unhappy with your current oral or topical antibiotic results.

The treatment

BLU-U® treatments are simple. You will sit with your face close to the blue light for a short time, usually a 16 minute session about once or twice per week. This treatment can also be used to treat back acne. The length of your treatment course will vary depending on the severity of your acne. BLU-U® therapy is a safe, gentle and non-painful treatment with very little discomfort and minimal adverse effects. BLU-U® therapy can control acne
and clear it up for a length of time.