When it comes to treating acne, many of the skin products that promise results can actually contain ingredients that can exacerbate your breakouts. At Vitahl Medical Aesthetics, we offer a targeted, drug-free solution that is safe for the skin – Blu-U® light therapy.
Serving the Denver area in Colorado, Vitahl Medical Aesthetics is led by Dr. Tahl Humes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Blu-U® light-based acne therapy.
What is Blu-U® Light Therapy?
Both adults and teenagers can be plagued by the facial redness and pustules that are associated with acne. This sensitive condition can be challenging to treat without further irritating the skin, but Blu-U® light therapy can help. This clinically-proven treatment has a high success rate in destroying the P. acnes bacteria in the skin to go one step further than most skin treatments by targeting acne at the source.
How Does Blu-U® Light Therapy Work?
For patients who are sensitive to acne medications or who are experiencing unsatisfactory results from their current acne regimen, Blu-U® provides a non-invasive, well-tolerated alternative. During this treatment, a photosensitive medication will be applied to the face and left to penetrate into the skin for a specific amount of time. A specially-designed lamp featuring blue light wavelengths will then be directed onto treated areas.
During this process, the patient is made comfortable in front of the light for a quick treatment session of about 17 minutes. The blue light wavelengths activate the photosensitive medication, which works by destroying the P. acnes bacteria and preventing the subcutaneous follicles from becoming blocked and forming acne.
What are the Benefits of Blu-U® Acne Treatment?
Blu-U® light therapy offers several advantages to patients, including:
- Quick treatment times that can be easily accommodated into busy schedules
- A comfortable option that typically requires no anesthetic
- Effective treatment for both mild and moderate cases of acne
- Leaves healthy skin unscathed
The benefits of Blu-U® light therapy for the treatment of facial redness and acne are being utilized by several medical professionals worldwide and typically see a significant clearance of facial acne.
Is There Any Recovery?
This non-ablative therapy treats acne at a cellular level without removing or damaging the surface. Although no recovery time is required, patients may experience slight flushing or pinkness of the skin after treatment, which should subside in a day or so. Patients typically return to normal activities with no major complications, and any additional safety information that may apply to you will be discussed during your consultation.
Contact Vitahl Medical Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and find out how Blu-U® light therapy can help clear your acne without drugs or abrasive treatments and restore health and natural beauty to your skin.