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Learn More about LED Photon Therapy for Acne

Learn More about LED Photon Therapy for Acne

Did you know that as many as 85 percent of people experience acne at some point? This condition most often occurs on the face, neck, shoulders and back, making it difficult to fully cover up. Because of this, it is critical to find an effective treatment. When it comes to acne skin treatment, Walnut Creek residents should explore several options to determine the best for them. One option is referred to as LED photon therapy.

What Is LED Photon Skin Therapy for Acne?

This type of therapy uses light energy to try and prevent “pimples.” For most devices, you would perform a treatment twice a day and the length of time required per treatment varies with the different available devices. With a handheld device, you will hold it on the affected area. Handheld devices are generally thought to be more effective because the potential for the light to penetrate is greater.

Some devices are used alone, while others are combined with topical medications. When using a combination, you will generally apply a photosensitizing agent before doing your session.

How Does LED Photon Skin Therapy Work for Acne?

These devices have a blue light, and many also have a red light. The blue light makes its way to your oil glands and stimulates the compounds present inside acne bacteria. The light will change these into singlet oxygen and the bacteria is destroyed inside out.

Red light is thought to improve healing and reduce inflammation. Certain spectrums of red light are also believed to lessen inflammation and inhibit the production of skin oil.

Can I Use Other Therapies with LED Photon Skin Therapy for Acne?

Most other acne therapies can be used in conjunction with LED photon skin therapy. It is always best to check with a doctor first, but this therapy usually will not interact with most other treatments. The only other acne treatment that cannot be used with this is isotretinoin.

Are There Side Effects with LED Photon Skin Therapy?

There is not a therapy out there that does not pose potential side effects, however, with this type of therapy, they are minimal for many people. Redness and slight irritation are possible, but these are only generally seen in those with sensitive skin. When a photosensitizing agent is used with this therapy, swelling, crusting, redness and flareups are possible, but these generally subside with time and continued use.

Another concern is the UV light that is used. However, it is very low, and therefore, considered to be in the safe range. Your dermatologist can talk to you more about this.

You now know more about using LED photon therapy as a skin treatment in Walnut Creek for acne. Talk to your dermatologist to learn more and to determine if it might be beneficial for you.

Disclaimer: We are unable to guarantee any result, even though most of our patients do see success. The results of our services will vary greatly to each patient’s level of commitment and compliance with the program.

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