How Can Light Therapy Help Control Acne?

Published on: February 23, 2015

Acne at any age can be embarrassing, detracting from your natural beauty and often hurting your self-confidence. While there are many options for treating acne, many of them require patients to take medications or use drugs to control these outbreaks. A revolutionary option is now available, though, and can give those with acne relief from outbreaks without drugs by using light therapy.

How Light Therapy Controls Acne

Light therapy, in the form of blue light, helps reduce acne by killing the bacteria responsible for causing outbreaks. This service is usually offered through professional dermatology clinics specializing in the treatment of skin conditions, such as acne. The treatment offers a non-synthetic option for those who prefer a more natural approach to clearing their skin of acne.

Other Benefits of Light Therapy

Acne isn’t the only skin condition which can be treated effectively with light therapy. While blue light therapy kills the bacteria that commonly cause acne, red light therapy can help with other skin issues. Red light helps stimulate the production of collagen, which can fight the signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. In addition, red light therapy can also reduce imperfections on the skin like acne scars, sunspots and pigment issues, plus be an effective treatment for rosacea and eczema.

If you have acne, aging skin or other skin issues, talk to your local dermatology clinic about the possibility of using light therapy as treatment. For those who prefer to use fewer medications, it can be an effective alternative. When performed by a qualified professional, it can make a substantial difference in the appearance of your skin without using any drugs or chemicals.

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

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