LED Treatment for Acne
LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy was originally developed to accelerate healing of wounds and post-surgery scars. Now LED treatments are lauded as one of the most effective treatments on the market for eradicating acne and acne scars.
The blue LED light frequency kills acne-causing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes. While the red LED light frequency stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin to repair acne scars. There are no side effects to this innovative acne treatment, and it is appropriate for all skin types and all ages.
LED acne treatments only take about 20 minutes. They are painless – even relaxing – with no burning or stinging. And since there is no “ablation” (removal of the top skin layer) there is no downtime. Patients can return to normal activities, and even wear makeup, immediately afterwards.
LED red and blue light therapy can also be combined with other acne treatments, and may be applied after exfoliation from facials or peels.