Blue Light Acne Treatment
Fighting Mild to Moderate Acne without Medication
Blue Light Acne Treatment is a faster solution to clearing acne than traditional oral and topical medication. By using light to kill acne bacteria, results are apparent more quickly. This extremely safe treatment can control your acne or clear it up for a long period.
* Treatment results may vary from person to person.
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How Blue Light Acne Treatment Works
When the skin is exposed to the high intensity ultraviolet light, the response is a creation of oxygen molecules inside the sebaceous gland that destroy the bacteria (called P.Acnes) and help the healing process. With the bacteria gone, acne begins to clear up and skin begins to heal
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Acne bacteria cannot live in the presence of oxygen. What makes Acne so difficult to control in many people is the "plugging" of the follicle by skin cells that have not been shed. This dead skin cell plug combined with oil from the sebaceous glands creates a perfect environment for acne by preventing oxygen from reaching the follicle. Blue-Light Treatments immediately go past the plug and destroy the bacteria.
What will my treatment be like?
Treatments are simple - you simply sit with your face close to the light for approximately 15 minutes. The procedure is noninvasive & pain-free. Once the treatment is done, patients can return to their daily routine. Typical schedules for patients who come to Superior Beverly Hills Dermatology Clinic, Inc. are twice weekly for 4 weeks or weekly treatments for 8 weeks.
There are no side effects, no pain, and no photo-sensitivity so you can come in, have your treatment and immediately go back to your normal schedule of activities.
How effective is BlueLight?
The BLU-U system by Dusa effectively clears 50% of moderate, inflammatory acne in 4-8 weeks. Results are especially impressive when used with conventional treatments, such as topical creams and oral antibiotics. Dr. Zaks may recommend exfoliation treatments such as Beta-lift peels along with your BlueLight Treatment to clear the skin of the dead cell plugs and blackheads.
Maintenance treatments may be required to maintain control of your acne..
What can I do if I have more severe acne?
Acne that is more severe or does not respond adequately to BlueLight alone, can be effectively treated with Photodynamic Acne Therapy. This treatment goes to the next level by combining a topical solution and either a light source such as BlueLight and/or a laser such as Vbeam. Vbeam will also remove much of the redness from acne scars.
Brown spots left behind by acne (hyperpigmentation) can be diminished by use of chemical peels, topical skin de-pigmentation products and laser.
Dr. Zaks has a well-respected reputation within the Los Angeles Dermatology community as having particular expertise with severe acne. His ability to fine-tune his treatment for acne sufferers has made him one of the most sought-after Dermatologists in the country.