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Everything You Need to Know About Blue Light Therapy

Throughout recent years, the technology behind blue light therapy has gained significant popularity, especially when it comes to treating acne. In fact, according to the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), this particular discovery is by far the most proven and best treatment for tackling the bacteria that causes acne. Today, board-certified dermatologists and leading professionals in the industry recommend it as one of the best treatments.

Over 50 million people in America are affected by the annoying skin condition that is acne, and blue light therapy can just as well be the technology which can help you alleviate it entirely. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the commonly asked questions and their answers.

How Does Blue Light Laser Treatment Work?

The blue light that is emitted is known for being a particularly strong combatant against the bacteria that causes acne. The bacteria go by the name Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes for short. This is what causes the inflammation and, therefore, the acne.

However, P. acnes are known to be sensitive and susceptible to treatment with blue light. This is why blue light laser therapy eliminates the cause of acne at its foundation. The additional presence of the infrared light that is also going to cause the heat is going to make your oil glands to shrink in size. The overall result is going to be a reduced production of oil and elimination of the bacteria, which is going to end up treating the acne entirely.

Why is it so Effective?

The blue light laser acne treatment is going to eliminate a lot of the bacteria that formulates the skin condition. To say that it’s going to get rid of it entirely is a bit of an overstatement. However, you should know that it’s going to significantly reduce the count and deliver tremendous improvement to your skin. It is going to take a few sessions but ultimately your skin is going to regain its regular appearance, and the blemishes are going to disappear entirely.

Is it recommended for everyone?

Blue light laser therapy is regularly recommended for people with acne or for those who have red pimples. The latter is the inflammatory condition that follows acne. However, the treatment plan is not recommended for people who are currently on Accutane, which is a type of oral medication. If you want to avoid using prescription drugs, however, blue light laser therapy is without a doubt the perfect alternative.

The best thing about this treatment plan is that it non-invasive and it’s not going to cause any complications. The infrared light inflicts slight heat that is inconsiderate and is definitely not going to cause discomfort, let alone pain. The procedure is particularly harmless, and it doesn’t reveal any side effects. The regular treatment session is going to include a few visitations to have an effect, but that’s strictly individual and depends on the patient.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Interested to know more about Blue Light Laser Therapy? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your consultation today!  Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 568-5988


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