What’s the Blue Light Treatment for Acne? How does it work?
There is now a new acne treatment available that doesn’t depend on medication. It’s called the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator Model 4170. The BLU-U is a very special blue light that can kill the p. acnes bacteria in your skin.
The acne treatments are simple — you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by Dr. Sanghe, usually a 15 or 30 min session once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks. It’s very safe, it’s not hot, and not painful at all. After some weeks, the blue light can control your acne, or clear it up for a very long period. The BLU-U was cleared by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.