What is Blue Light Therapy for Acne?

Blue Light Therapy for acne is a powerful and highly effective treatment that can help patients reclaim their skin again. Blue Light Therapy is noted for its unmistakable efficacy in killing off several different strains of bacteria that can cause acne breakouts. With regular Blue Light Therapy treatments, clients can enjoy smoother and clearer skin, with far fewer breakouts.

How Does It Work?

Did you know that blue wavelengths are actually microbial by nature?

That means when these blue wavelengths are delivered to acne-afflicted areas, the light therapy immediately gets to work killing off the different kinds of bacteria that can contribute to acne breakouts and flare-ups. These bacteria are the kind that can settle in your pores, so blue light therapy is an excellent way to kill them off without using harsh solutions that dry out your skin. Blue Light Therapy is a cosmetic treatment that is not covered by insurance.

Want more exciting news? In clinical trials, Blue Light Therapy has been shown to reduce up to 77% of acne in patient cases! 

For more severe acne cases, photodynamic light therapy with aminolevulinic acid can be used.

Am I A Good Candidate?

You’re a good candidate for Blue Light Therapy if you have chronic acne breakouts that just won’t respond to a good skincare routine and healthy diet. Blue Light Therapy can be used by patients of all ages, making this a good solution for teens with acne. Blue Light Therapy can also be used for acne breakouts during pregnancy. 

How Long Does Treatment Take?*

A typical Blue Light Therapy treatment takes about 30-45 minutes to perform, making it a highly convenient procedure for even the busiest people.

What Results Will I See?*

Results can include a significant decrease in acne breakouts, as well as a noticeable reduction in redness (Blue Light Therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, too!).

Is There Any Down Time?

There’s no downtime associated with your treatment, but we do recommend that you wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh UV rays (that’s just a good habit to get into anyway!).

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*