BLU-U Acne Treatment
This procedure is non-invasive and pain free, with full-face and neck treatments taking approximately 15 minutes. The BLU-U acne light works with all skin types (I-VI) and it is just fine if you have a suntan! Blue light photodynamic therapy acts by killing acne causing bacteria.
This light is comparable to other acne light treatments such as the Clearlight™ and the Omni Lux™, but our blue light is much more reasonably priced. Patients simply sit comfortably in a chair while the light is applied to the affected area; they can even listen to music while being treated.
Once the treatment session is over, patients can immediately return to their daily routine. This means no downtime or inconvenience, especially important factors for active teens and young adults.
Acne is estimated to affect more than 80% of the world’s population at some time during their life. In the U.S., billions of dollars are spent on anti-acne medications and treatments, but many oral acne treatments (Accutane® and other antibiotics) are known to have serious side effects. BLU-U acne light therapy is effective, painless, and has no known side effects.
How many treatments are required?
Typically, treatment sessions are approximately 15 minutes long twice a week for 4 weeks. It is important to keep the treatment appointments recommended. By following the treatment plan, you'll see maximum results and enjoy clearer skin. For optimum results, a maintenance treatment session once a month is recommended after completion of the initial series.
How safe is it? Are there any side-effects?
The BLU-U treatment is very safe. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target. It only affects the P. acnes bacteria, not the normal tissue. Even though there is no evidence of complications, we will not perform this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
The face should be cleansed with soap and water and free of any oil. Ladies need to be make-up free during the treatment. Make-up may be re-applied immediately after the treatment. We will provide a skin preparation pad to further cleanse oils from the skin. We may recommend a skin exfoliation product to further enhance the photodynamic therapy.