Can Light Therapy Help Stop Acne?

Published on: June 11, 2018

Do you suffer from ongoing acne breakouts? Not only does acne blemish your skin when breakouts occur, it can leave scars behind that flaw your skin for years to come. One option for treating acne without medication is light therapy. Both blue and red light therapy can be beneficial for those with severe acne, offering a painless, non-invasive options for treatment. The procedure is quick and there is no needed downtime after treatment – you can undergo light therapy and return to work or school the same day.

Blue Light Therapy for Acne

One of the main causes of acne is bacteria on the skin. Blue light therapy works by killing these bacteria and helping the skin heal. When combined with other cleansing and acne prevention routines recommended by your dermatologist, blue light therapy can be beneficial for stopping acne and improving the health of your skin.

Red Light Therapy for Acne Scars

Red light therapy is used to help increase collagen in the skin and fade certain flaws on the skin. The red light targets pigmented areas like acne scars and sun spots, fading these blemishes for an even skin tone. An added benefit is that with increased collagen the skin can become firmer and fine lines or wrinkles can be reduced, improving the overall appearance of your skin while fading your acne scars.

If you are tired of constant breakouts from acne or want to remove old acne scars from your skin, seek medical skin care from a dermatologist that offers light therapy treatments. You can enjoy reduced acne and watch your acne scars fade away with the help of blue and red LED therapy.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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