What is Blue Light Technology?

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What is Blue Light Technology?

Have you heard of blue light technology? It is a revolutionary skin treatment technology that is popping up all over the place. It can annihilate your acne and give your clearer skin. If you have questions about blue light technology, we’re here to help. Keep reading to get the scoop on the up and coming acne treatment!

How Does Blue Light Technology Work?

Blue light is a type of light in the visible light spectrum. This particular kind of light is known to kill Propionibacterium, a type of acne-causing bacteria. Regular exposure to blue light will eliminate the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin. The elimination of bacteria within the skin leads to clearer skin overall and less breakouts. Combining blue light therapy with infrared light can further dry out the oil glands. Both types of technology used together make for a very effective acne treatment.

Technology

Blue Light Technology is available at professional dermatology offices, and also in the form of at-home devices. In-office treatments tend to be more aggressive. They can use the technology on a larger scale, enabling dermatologists to treat larger areas in a short amount of time. At-home devices are also very effective. Individuals can use at-home devices at anytime. Treatments can be done up to three times a week. At-home devices are also great to ensure bacteria remains at low levels between in-office treatments. Lastly, at-home devices are typically very inexpensive. The Silk’n Blue is just $149 for a lifetime of treatments.

Who Recommends Blue Light Therapy?

It is the “best-known proven treatment to decrease acne-causing bacteria”, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Many industry-leading professionals see the technology as a great way to treat current acne and decrease breakouts over time. Dr. Judith Hellman has used Blue Light Therapy to help alleviate inflammatory acne on a number of her clients.

Benefits

This type of acne treatment is great for individuals who are sensitive to chemicals used in many skincare products. It is also ideal for those who want to avoid prescription drugs. Blue Light Therapy is chemical free, non-invasive, and completely painless. At-home treatments are very simple to do and can lead to an overall improvement in both complexion and self confidence.

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