When you look in the mirror, how do you feel about what you see looking back at you? To be fair, there are days when we are happier with what we see looking back at us than others. But on a daily basis, are you happy with what you see? If the answer is no, is it because you are suffering from acne?
Across the country and around the world, millions of individuals in just about every age group fight a daily battle with acne. When they are experiencing a severe acne outbreak, it can affect their self-esteem, their ability to perform at work, their ability to interact with others at school and their ability to develop close personal relationships.
As a result of this, cosmetic companies have produced different ointments and medications. Unfortunately, these only give minimal results. Even if these treatments work, they require patients to go through a daily regimen of applying multiple acne creams and ointments.
Recently, the FDA approved Dusa® Blu-Light treatment. This is a therapy that uses high-intensity band blue light to address moderate to mild acne. This is not an ultraviolet light, and it is not a procedure that uses lasers. It is a light-based treatment that can safely kill acne-causing bacteria.
Patients who undergo the treatment are surprised at how quick and simple the treatments are. Patients will either sit down or lie down during the treatment process and a light source is put on their face for approximately 30 minutes. The majority of patients have no discomfort during the procedure. One of the nice things about the treatment is that as soon as it is done, patients can get up and get back to their regular routine.
Treatments are repeated on a weekly basis for multiple weeks until the desired results are obtained. Some patients will require multiple months of treatment, depending on the severity of their acne. Once the acne has been controlled, patients will likely need maintenance treatments to keep the results. The number of treatments a patient requires will vary depending on the severity of their acne and their response to the treatment.
People love Dusa® Blu-Light treatment because it is effective, safe and non-invasive. This treatment targets the oil-creating glands on your face, but it does not affect the surrounding tissue. Most patients see significant improvement after only one month of treatment.
There are very few things that are as confidence-building as liking what you see when you look at yourself in the mirror. If what stops you from liking your reflection is acne, then you should talk to our experts at The Dermatology Office and see if Dusa® Blu-Light therapy can work for you. We have locations in Poplar Bluff and Paragould. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.