If you’ve been struggling to get rid of acne on your face and body without any success, a cutting-edge treatment known as Blue Light Therapy may be the solution you need to eliminate stubborn acne.
Specific light wavelengths have been found to target and destroy certain bacterium on the skin without harming the surrounding tissue, leaving behind clean, healthy skin.
To learn more about blue light therapy and whether it is the best treatment for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, or Dr. Gregory Van Dyke at Ava MD.
Our expert cosmetic dermatologists have extensive training and experience with light therapies and can help you achieve the clear, acne-free skin you want. Call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica).
How Does Blue Light Therapy Work?
Blue light therapy utilizes specific blue light wavelengths to effectively destroy Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes), the acne-causing bacteria that lives on the skin, hair follicles, and oil glands. Fortunately, P acnes are so sensitive to blue light wavelengths that they are killed during treatment, preventing inflammation and breakouts caused by the bacteria. After a series of treatments, the body is able to recover from acne breakouts and blemishes, allowing the skin to regain its natural, healthy appearance.
Is Blue Light Therapy Effective for Everyone?
Blue light treatments are especially effective for patients with inflammatory acne or red pimples, but it can also produce good results for those with moderate to severe cystic acne and acne scarring.
Blue light therapy is an ideal treatment option for anyone with acne concerns because it is pain-free and effective on all skin types and tones. There is also a significantly reduced potential for the type of side effects that occur with topical ointments, including dryness, flaking, and peeling. Each treatment is so gentle that there is no need for downtime and can even be performed on patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How Many Treatments are Necessary?
As with any cosmetic dermatologic treatment plan, the number of sessions will vary from patient to patient. However, it is important to note that with blue light therapy, the more treatments you receive, the better your overall results. The treatment typically begins with a series of treatments per week, gradually working down to less and less over time. The skilled team at Ava MD works closely with each patient to determine his or her needs and goals before creating a customized treatment plan.
Get a Blue Light Therapy Treatment Today!
When face washes, ointments, and prescription medications fail to clear up unattractive skin plagued by acne, blue light therapy is an ideal, non-invasive option for destroying the root cause of inflammatory acne. If you are ready to get clear, radiant skin without excessive downtime or side effects, please do not hesitate to contact Ava MD for more information about this cutting-edge light therapy treatment and whether it can help you achieve the fresh, beautiful skin you want.
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