Blu-Light acne treatment has become a popular alternative for people in Poplar Bluff, MO who do not have much success with creams, ointments and medications, or who are simply tired of the daily regimen these treatments require. Blu-Light is a gentle and non-invasive acne treatment and may be used alone or as part of a comprehensive regimen.
Blu-Light as been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as a high-intensity, narrow-band of blue light to treat mild to moderate acne. The acne treatment is comfortable with no lasers or UV light. The blue light kills the bacteria that cause acne. Called Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes, it forms within the sebaceous glands and combines with the natural oil and dead skin cells. It creates an inflammation that may be mild acne, which is whiteheads and blackheads, or moderate acne, which are pustules. P acnes is sensitive to blue light. When the light reaches the sebaceous gland, it excites the porphyrins compounds produced by P. acnes. When the porphyrins are excited, they kill the bacteria.
When the bacteria are eliminated from the skin, there is less chance for papules to form. After the required number of treatments at our office in Poplar Bluff, MO, the skin will look normal again. There are Blu-Light devices that can be used at home, but in our office, the treatment is more effective. We have larger devices and can treat large areas in a short time.
If Blu-Light acne treatment is combined with other treatments, the results can be even better. However, it all depends on the situation. You see, acne treatment is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why it’s so important to consult with an experienced professional before moving forward with any form of treatment.
A large number of people in Poplar Bluff, MO who have had Blu-Light therapy have experienced a significant decrease in the number of acne lesions. This has improved their self-confidence and their social life. Blu-Light therapy has a profound effect on the appearance and lifestyle of those who have used it regularly.
When you’re researching your acne treatment options in the area, make an appointment at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office in Paragould, AR or Poplar Bluff, MO. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for Blu-Light therapy!