What is Blue Light Therapy?
Blue light is a treatment that is said to treat acne. It is portable and can be used at home with the help of devices that produce the blue light. How does it work? Blue Light at home prevents pustules and papules from being inflamed and reddening. The technology uses DA Cleared Blue Light Technology, and is approved by the American Academy of Dermatology. It can be used only for a maximum of 20 minutes and 3 times each week to keep acne at bay.
It can treat mild to severe acne breakouts not just for the face but also for the body. It is safe for both teens and adults with problematic skin. It also targets blemishes, killing bacteria and shrinks pores.
It is safe to say however that there are skin types that are not a challenge to the Blue Light.
Severe whiteheads and blackheads and cysts do not respond very well to the light treatment. The light treatment may be combined with red light. Red light goes deeper and reduces inflammation, speeding up the healing process for the skin. Other light spectrum also prohibit sebum production. Goggles are required to prevent retina harm since the light is also penetrated.
There are a few side effects which include slight skin irritation. For highly sensitive skin, redness might follow. UV light in the devices is very low and is within the safety range.
Should You Go For It?
Light therapy requires patience and at least an educated judgment, should you consider using it. Blue Light devices range from $150-400 and the results are usually moderate to best. Although the treatment kills bacteria that cause acne, it depends on the overall factors such as frequency of treatment and skin type.
In total, it is best to manage expectations. Keep in mind though that it saves money on dermatological and clinical fees, which can be a winning factor for those who are keen on shaving a few bucks from skin treatments.