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How Does BLU-U Light Treatment for Acne Work?

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If you suffer from acne, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.” Acne can deal a major hit to your confidence, but luckily, there are many different ways to treat acne. Today, we’re going to go over why you should try BLU-U Light Treatment to help get rid of your acne.

What is a BLU-U Light Treatment?

BLU-U Light Treatment is an FDA-approved light therapy used to treat mild to moderate acne and recurrent acne. BLU-U Light technology utilizes a narrow-band blue light device to target and kill acne-causing bacteria in your pores and oil glands. This works because the wavelength has an antimicrobial effect against the C. acnes bacteria,which is known to cause acne! Blue light therapy can also help calm inflammation in the skin.

Who is a good candidate for blue light acne treatment?

BLU-U Light therapy is great as a component in a treatment plan for mild-to-moderate acne, recurrent acne, and moderate inflammatory acne. Determining which type of acne you have can be difficult. We always recommend scheduling a free consultation so you can have a thorough one-on-one with one of our Dermacare of Hampton Roads Experts. During this consultation, you’ll get the right advice and treatment plan for your specific needs and type of acne.

What does this mean for you?

BLU-U Light Treatment means you have another weapon in the fight against acne! You can have glowing skin and a beautiful, acne-free complexion. Seriously, this service doesn’t take very long (you can do it on your lunch break!). It’s also completely non-invasive and comes with ZERO downtime.

Advantages of BLU-U Light Treatment

If you’re wondering why you should try blue light therapy over other acne treatments, we’ve got you covered! Here is a quick rundown of the main benefits of blue light therapy:

  1. It’s safe for all skin types and for people of any age.
  2. It’s safe as long as it’s administered by a trained professional.
  3. It can be used on any area of the body that you’re experiencing acne.
  4. It doesn’t involve any antibiotics or other drugs that could have adverse side effects.
  5. It can be used alongside other acne therapies.
  6. It is completely non-invasive.
  7. It comes with ZERO downtime.

What to expect when getting a BLU-U Light Treatment

First and foremost, your Dermacare of Hampton Roads Expert will complete a thorough consultation to determine if BLU-U Light would be a beneficial addition to your treatment plan. Once determined, you’ll get a personalized treatment plan that will cover expectations and outcomes. We should note that depending on the type of acne and the presence or absence of significant inflammation/redness with the acne, you may receive a combination of blue light and red light. (More on red light therapies in a future blog!)

At your appointment, we’ll take you back and have you wash off any makeup, sunscreen, or lotion you may be wearing in the treatment area. We’ll then get you comfy on the table and place a set of goggles to protect your eyes. The goggles will be clean and sanitized and should be worn throughout the duration of the treatment. Then you will simply relax for the duration of the treatment!

Remember, you will not experience any pain or discomfort with BLU-U, and there is zero downtime afterwards. Your Dermacare of Hampton Roads Expert may also recommend specific products to help speed up your results during your treatment period and after to help maintain results. It’s important that you do not pick at any blemishes, as this can irritate the skin.

Follow the advice of your Dermacare of Hampton Roads Expert, maintain your scheduled BLU-U Light Treatments, and you’ll be well on your way to clear, glowing skin!

To find out if BLU-U Light is right for your acne, book a free consultation or give us a call at 757-547-7546 . To learn more about our acne treatments, check out our acne membership page.

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