Blue light destroys acne unlike anything else

Twenty-one teens and young adults treated themselves with low level blue light therapy for 4 weeks. The results were astonishing.

After just one week, their faces had fewer whiteheads and blackheads. After 28 days, their acne had been reduced even more. The participants liked the results, they liked using the blue light devices, and they found it to be more effective than other treatments they had tried.

Blue light therapy for acne

Blue light therapy for acne has been proven to be a safe and easy way to clear up skin without medication, and without much effort at all. It only takes a few minutes of exposure to LED devices each day. It doesn’t hurt and it doesn’t irritate skin.

Another study tested a legitimate device on one side of a patient’s face and a fake device on the other. In as few as two treatments, there was a visible difference on the side where the real blue light device was used.

How does blue light therapy for acne work? Bacteria called p. acnes causes pores to clog. Blue light messes with the metabolism of the p. acnes bacteria, causing it to self-destruct. This is better than topical treatments can do because the light gets deeper into the skin.

You may have heard of red light therapy, too. This doesn’t kill the acne bacteria, but it does shrink inflammation and help irritated and wounded skin to heal faster. Some acne treatment devices have both colors of light to speed up the process.

What’s the difference between using a device at home and visiting the dermatologist? The price of an office visit or two would pay for a home-use device. Although the equipment in the doctor’s office or the spa may be more powerful, the portable LED devices used at home work fine as well—they just take longer to get similar results.