Blue Light Therapy Acne scar Treatments

Blue Light Therapy Acne scar Treatments

Suffering from acne can cause the skin to be damaged by the numerous spots, nodules and cysts that appear on the face, neck, back and chest. These lesions, once healed, will leave a scar; these can often be permanent and cause a person embarrassment, especially when the scars are on the face and neck and cannot be covered up.

As acne is a condition that affects up to 90% of all people, treatments are widely available for both acne and the resulting scars. Unfortunately finding a treatment that has positive results can be hard. There are numerous creams and skin peels that will have little affect even when used over a long period of time; blue light therapy acne scar treatments are one form of treatment that is becoming more popular and are gaining a reputation for producing excellent results.

What is blue light therapy?

Blue light therapy light acne scar treatments are designed to treat both acne and acne scars. The process works by using wavelengths of light that can kill of the bacteria which causes acne, it can also use the light to help heal the skin and encourage the enhancement of collagen which can reduce acne scars and improve the appearance of the skin so that scars are less noticeable. Sunburn and aging of the skin will not be a factor as the wavelengths of light used are outside of those that cause damage to the skin.

Blue light acne scar treatments are a fairly new kind of procedure in the treatment of acne scars and many people are opting for this form of procedure thanks to the benefits in has in being non-invasive and natural. The treatment is also completely safe and painless.

Finding blue light acne scar treatments

Most blue light therapy treatments are carried out by a dermatologist, these are medical professionals who are trained and qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of acne and other skin and hair conditions. Dermatologists can be found in most towns and cities in the UK and your GP may be able to provide details of a dermatologist or in some cases refer you to one.

There is now the option of buying the equipment needed to undergo blue light therapy sessions at home; the equipment needed is either a Dermalux or N-Lite unit. The reason that many people choose to undergo blue light therapy from a dermatologist is that they are put off by the price of the units, however the results that this treatment has on mild to moderate acne scars may it a worthwhile investment.

Length of treatment

Like many other procedures, blue light therapy acne scar treatments will need to be carried out over a period of time before visible results are noticed. Improvement in the reduction of acne can be seen in as little as two weeks although scar reduction may take a little longer.

Treatment will generally last between 15-30 minutes depending on the severity of the acne and the scarring and will continue this way for two months.