When a teenager or young adult is dealing with acne, it’s very easy for them to feel like they are alone. However, the truth is that acne affects over 80 percent of the population at all stages of life, according to leaders in the skin care industry. Blu-U has helped many acne sufferers to have clear skin without using medicine or surgery.
What Causes Acne?
Human skin naturally produces oil, also called sebum. When the skin produces excessive amounts of sebum follicles, the skin can become clogged.
Over time, the affected skin will become irritated and get inflamed. The result will be pimples, whiteheads or blackheads.
For this reason, the oilier a person’s skin is, the more likely it is they will have acne. Of course, acne can affect people regardless of their skin type.
How Blu-U Can Help Treat Acne
Blu-U uses blue light therapy to treat acne. It may be combined with a topical solution that our medical team applies to the patient’s face before the high-intensity blue light is used.
This topical solution is designed to kill bacteria that, when left untreated, can cause acne to get worse, increase inflammation, and cause acne to spread throughout the face.
What Can I Expect?
The Blu-U treatments take about fifteen minutes. The procedure itself has a very few side effects. It can be a powerful weapon against acne, but results may vary.
Those who benefit from Blu-U treatments may need to have follow-up treatments if they want their acne to stay away.
Using blue light for acne treatments is relatively new. In times past, UV light was used to treat acne in many cases. However, this treatment is no longer used because of the negative effects UV light has on some patients’ skin.
For people who have tried medicines and other procedures to remove acne with no result, blue light therapy may be a possible solution.
How Long Do Results Last?
Research has shown that approximately 80 percent of patients who receive blue light treatment for their acne respond positively. On average, they saw about 55 percent of their acne disappear.
For people who have a severe acne problem, getting rid of 55 percent or more of their acne may seem like a dream, but with Blu-U therapy it is a reality.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Blue light therapy is designed to work on individuals who have the most common type of acne, acne vulgaris. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to discuss it with our experienced team of practitioners.
Blu-U is an effective way to help people who have been battling with acne their entire lives to get clear skin. It can provide a person with the self-confidence they need to live the life they want without acne.
Contact Lougheed Laser Centre today to find out more about how Blu-U therapy can help clear acne breakouts from your skin.