Acne afflicts teenagers, young adults and in some cases mature adults. It can appear almost anywhere on the body, but is most commonly seen on the face, back, shoulders and buttock. Treatments include ointments and creams as well as antibiotics, which aren’t always very successful in removing the unsightly and uncomfortable acne lesions.
Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy is a new treatment that uses light to treat acne. It kills the bacterium inside the skin cells that cause the pores to swell and form pimples.
Whether your skin has become resistant to other medications or not, Blu-U treatments can help eliminate your daily hassle of acne treatment regimens. The light is non-invasive, safe and gentle and uses no lasers or ultraviolet rays. There are several ways to administer Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy.
Our treatments are relatively quick. You may sit or lie down during the procedure and the light source is placed close to your face or other part of your body for about 17 minutes. There is no downtime after treatment, and you can go directly back to your daily activities.
It may take several treatments for optimal results. We may recommend that you have monthly maintenance treatments after you get the results that you want, but many people experience sustained results for several months and some are acne-free for several years.
Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy targets the sebaceous or oil glands and not the surrounding skin. After it kills the bacteria, many people see significant results after two treatments. The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the severity of your outbreak and how well your acne responds to treatment.
Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy for mild and moderate acne was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003. The fluorescent tubes are U-shaped in order to evenly distribute the blue light on the affected area of skin.
The therapy also helps reduce inflammation, heal existing blemishes, make the skin appear smoother and prevent future breakouts. However, there may be some slight redness at the point where the blemish was located, but this will dissipate over time.
Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy is a safe and effective acne treatment that only uses light and no drugs or antibiotics. If you don’t want to take internal medication such as antibiotics, and you have found that creams and ointment are not very effective or damage your skin, Blu-U Photodynamic Therapy may be an ideal option. Contact Dermatology Associates today.