Angela Azar

Red Light Blue Light

Red Light Blue Light

Acne is a widespread skin condiCon that occurs most commonly in teenagers but oPen extends into adulthood. The cause of acne is mulC-factorial and is felt to result from the interplay of clogged pores, increased oil producCon, inflammaCon and bacteria. There are a variety of medical and aestheCc procedures to accelerate acne clearing and lessen redness, hyperpigmentaCon and scarring resulCng from acne. Our healthcare providers specialize in the treatment of acne and acne scarring. We offer many of the latest procedures and technologies for the management of acne and acne scarring.

Exposing the skin to different forms of low-level LED light, including red and blue, has anCbacterial and anC-inflammatory benefits.

  • Blue LED light therapy targets the sebaceous glands, which are also called oil glands. They’re located beneath the hair follicles. These glands help lubricate the skin, however the glands can become overacCve, leading to oily skin and acne. Blue light therapy can target these oil glands and make them less acCve. In turn, you may see fewer acne breakouts. Blue light can also kill acne- causing bacteria beneath the skin, which can help treat severe acne pimples, including cysts and nodules
  • Red, or infrared, light is used for treaCng the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin. When the light is applied to your skin, the epidermis absorbs it and then sCmulates collagen proteins. In theory, more collagen means that your skin will look smoother and fuller, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red LED light is also thought to reduce inflammaCon, while improving circulaCon, which can give you a healthier glow.