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BLUE LIGHT THERAPY

Blue light therapy uses non-UV light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria deep within the skin. Blue light therapy kills the acne causing bacteria, P. acnes, and therefore prevents and treats mild to moderate acne. It helps to purify the skin, stabilize oil glands, and sooth inflammation. The result: clear, smooth skin with fewer blemishes, clogged pores, pimples and acne breakouts. What is blue light therapy? Dermatologists have used blue light in their offices since 2002 to clear acne breakouts quickly and effectively by eliminating the bacteria that cause them. Blue light treatment is a non-UV light therapy, which is gentle on skin and does not cause long-term harmful health effects. How does blue light therapy work? The blue light treats the very source of acne - bacteria (P. acnes) living in the pores. When blue light strikes the acne bacteria cells it kills them, without affecting the surrounding tissue. When you eliminate acne-causing bacteria, you eliminate clogged pores, blemishes, pimples and breakouts to reveal clearer, smoother, healthier skin. Porphyrins found in the bacteria absorb blue light readily and the energy from this light destroyers the bacteria itself. Please note that a small percentage of users may experience a temporary increase in acne, as the bacteria are pulled to the skinís surface. This will subside with consistent usage, and will ultimately result in clear skin. Is this treatment for everybody? No. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for the therapy. Even though itís not harmful, there are still some individuals who donít make good candidates for it: - Anyone with a sunburn - An individual who has used Accutane within the past year - Anyone on prescription medication that is photosensitive - Anyone who has recently undergone chemotherapy - Anyone who has recently been exposed to radiation Do not use Blue Light Therapy if you are photo-allergic, or take medications that make you light sensitive; suffer from porphyria; or take cortisone or steroid injections. This procedure is generally for healthy people. Persons with any severe life-threatening disease, epilepsy, photophobia or who are pregnant are not candidates for this treatment. If possible, light sensitive medications should be avoided while undergoing light therapy. Caution should be used for persons with diabetes, sensitive, or damaged skin i.e. burned, skin graphed, tattoo removed, previously lasered or resurfaced skin. There are no known counter-indications; protective eyewear is strongly recommended, but not required.