Treating Acne with Blue Light Therapy

In addition to being an embarrassing skin condition, acne is also quite painful. Most individuals who have acne experience swelling, redness and pain in the areas where they have an active acne breakout. There is also the emotional damage. Most individuals who have active acne do not feel like being with friends or going out in public. Things become even worse as a person gets older and instead of seeing their acne clear up, they are left with acne scarring. It is important for individuals to take steps in order to treat their acne. One effective way to treat acne is using blue light therapy.

Blue light therapy is an effective tool that can be used to treat acne. One of the great things about this tool is that light is used instead of harsh chemicals. This means that a person does not have to worry about the side effects that typically come from using products that contain chemicals. This is something that is especially important for individuals who prefer to use natural ingredients. This therapy has been especially popular during the last 10 years. The reason why it is gaining in popularity is because it has proven to be effective and safe.

For many years, researchers and scientists have seen that light can do amazing things, particularly for the skin. Blue light therapy has proven to be an effective acne treatment because it is able to get rid of bacteria on the skin. Bacteria are what causes acne to develop in the first place. When bacteria meet up with the oil in the skin, they can hide in the skin’s pores. When this oil, bacteria and dead skin cells begin to combine, they can clog the pores, leaving behind blackheads and whiteheads.

The situation gets even worse when these areas get infected or when an individual begins to pick at them. Picking at pimples can lead to scarring and more acne breakouts. So blue light therapy basically gets rid of the bacteria in the first place, helping to prevent acne breakouts.

In order for you to see if you are a good candidate for blue light therapy, you should visit Rao Dermatology. We are going to closely examine the condition of your skin and then come up with a treatment plan in order to help you treat your acne. If we find that blue light therapy is right for you, we can get you started. Not only are you going to experience physical benefits, but you will also experience emotional benefits. When you are able to say goodbye to your acne, you will feel great inside and out. Rao Dermatology has offices in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Fresno and Hanford. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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