La Jolla Photodynamic Acne Procedure

*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Do you struggle with hard to treat acne that just doesn’t respond to at-home cleansers and lotions? If other acne fighting treatments have failed, you may find success with the revolutionary method called Blue Light Treatment. This state-of-the-art solution has been clinically proven to eliminate stubborn acne by destroying acne-causing bacterium in the pores with specific wavelengths of light.

To learn more about blue light treatments and how they can help you get clean healthy skin, please schedule a consultation at ¬†Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today! As expert cosmetic dermatologists, our San Diego doctors have extensive experience treating acne with cutting-edge light therapies and can help you get the clear, bright skin you’ve always wanted. Call 858.771.9636 to learn more.

What Exactly is Blue Light Treatment?

Certain blue light wavelengths have been found to safely and effectively destroy propionibacterium acnes (P acnes) or the bacteria that lives on the skin, hair, and oil glands that cause acne breakouts. This bacteria is so sensitive to blue light that it can be eliminated from the skin during one treatment, helping to prevent inflammation and breakouts. As a gentle acne treatment, the blue light is painless and relatively quick, allowing patients to recover from previous breakouts and blemishes to maintain healthy skin longer.

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How Often Do You Need Light Therapy?

Each Del Mar patient has unique skin that will respond differently to blue light treatments. The number of sessions will depend on the patient. A cosmetic dermatologist will evaluate your skin to determine the best strategy. In many cases, light acne treatment involves a series of sessions per week, followed by fewer and fewer sessions over time. The more acne treatments a patient receives, the better the outcome.

The skilled dermatology team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego will work closely with each patient to evaluate his or her needs when creating a customized plan.

Is it Safe for Everyone?

Blue light treatments are perfectly safe for every skin type and color. It has been found to be especially effective on inflammatory acne and red pimples, but can also achieve great results on moderate to severe cystic acne and even acne scars. Blue light treatments are ideal for anyone who struggles with acne because the sessions are painless and do not cause side effects like other acne treatments do. There is no downtime necessary and light treatments can even be performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding in La Jolla.

Blue light acne treatments are often combined with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) especially for particularly serious cases of acne that might also include rosacea, sun damage, sebaceous gland hyperplasia, or pre-cancerous lesions.  A topical photosensitizing agent that is activated with certain wavelengths of light is first applied to the skin before using the PDT device to achieve the best results possible.

Learn more about light therapy for acne at WebMD.com.

Schedule Your Light Therapy Session Today!

If your skin is plagued with acne, blue light treatment sessions at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in La Jolla can destroy the acne-causing bacteria and help you maintain healthy, vibrant skin. This non-invasive option helps patients get clear, radiant skin without any downtime or side effects. Why wait? Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today to learn more about this state-of-the-art light therapy.

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