San Francisco Blue Light Acne Treatment for acne removal and clear skin. Targets teen and adult acne. Learn about Blue Light Acne Treatment near me in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Most acne treatments have the same objective: to control the microbes that cause infection and inflammation in the pores. Blue light is an FDA-approved phototherapy that utilizes light in the blue wavelength range to kill the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes specifically. Therefore, unlike laser blue light penetrates all layers of the skin and claims to get to the root of what causes acne.
The bacteria Propionibacterium acnes releases pigment substances called porphyrins. In theory, blue light is readily absorbed by these pigments and in the process kills the bacteria by breaking down its cell membranes. The procedure involves the patient sitting in front of a blue light lamp for about 15 minutes. For best results two sessions per week over a 4-week period are recommended and the treatment has no downtime or side-effects. Blue light therapy can be performed by a medical professional or with a special device intended for home use.
There is some debate in the medical community about whether or not blue light therapy has the intended effect. Some research presents evidence for the efficacy of blue light therapy in treating mild to moderate acne. Other studies, on the other hand, concluded the opposite. In fact, certain patients with cystic acne experienced a worsening of symptoms after being treated with blue light. Therefore, most clinics that offer blue light therapies often recommend additional modalities in addition to phototherapy.
Dr. Mosser and his trusted professionals are committed to offering their patients only procedures that deliver consist results. That’s the reason Blue light therapy is not currently being offered at Azala Medical Aesthetics. We believe that other technologies have proven more effective for mild acne and acne scars. For example, Sciton’s Forever Clear BBL Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device uses a more powerful combination of light therapies. It addresses less severe breakouts with minimal downtime, no products or medications. Essentially, the treatment consists of three different light wavelengths (blue, yellow and infra-red) help to clear up infection and acne scars. For improving skin clarity and smoothness the best acne removal Forever Clear BBL offers patients confidence again.
When it comes to acne and acne scar removal the Vi Peel chemical peel is a great ally in attaining clear, radiant and healthy skin. There are two Vi Peel formulations. The first is Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in combination with Retin-A for destroying acne-causing bacteria deep in the pores and on the skin’s surface. The other Vi Peel, called Precision Plus, has the addition of two powerhouse ingredients: Hydroquinone and Kojic acid. These work to address various melanin-related issues, including acne scarring, brown spots and discoloration. Patients who suffer from cystic acne will be referred to a specialist for treatment.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.