There’s no denying that acne is one of the top cosmetic concerns that many people have. Acne is a skin condition that affects most people in various stages of their lives, and some people experience acne outbreaks worse than others.

Acne occurs when hair follicles become blocked, and sebaceous glands near the skin’s surface produce too much sebum, an oily substance that lubricates the hair and skin to stop them from drying out.

Renew MD, a leading medical spa located in Reno, Northern Nevada, offers blue light therapy – a cosmetic treatment that targets bacteria that can cause acne.

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Blue Light Therapy Overview

Blue light therapy is a non-invasive acne treatment that targets certain skin conditions and gets primarily offered to treat acne. It’s an effective option for people that have limited success with over-the-counter acne medications and creams.

LED light technology gets used for blue light therapy. It’s safe, and most clients see remarkable results after a round of blue light therapy sessions.

At Renew MD, we recommend blue light therapy combined with salicylic treatments, chemical peels, facial cleanings, and topical treatments to provide optimal results. Our expert aestheticians will discuss the best combination of treatments with you.

How Does Blue Light Therapy Treat Acne?

Blue light therapy is undoubtedly an innovative acne treatment. But, how does it work?

The blue LED lights attack the Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes) bacteria on the skin and destroy it. Although it forms part of the normal flora on the skin, research shows that it’s also responsible for causing acne.

Blue light therapy is an FDA-approved method of targeting such bacteria safely, and it offers the best results for people experiencing moderate acne outbreaks on their skin.

Renew MD’s acne LED light treatments also include red light therapy, designed to reduce inflammation caused by acne.

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Benefits of Blue Light Therapy for Acne

One of the most significant advantages of blue light therapy for acne is that it’s a completely non-invasive treatment. There is no surgery, needles, or anesthesia involved with blue light therapy; only six blue LED lights get used in the treatment.

Another benefit of blue light therapy is that each treatment session is relatively quick. A blue light therapy session only takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

It’s a quick treatment you could add to the tightest of daily schedules. Lastly, blue light therapy has no downtime. After your session, you can resume your daily activities immediately!

Am I a Candidate for Blue Light Therapy?

You could be the perfect candidate for blue light therapy from Renew MD if you experience moderate acne outbreaks that are hard to control with medication and creams.

Blue light therapy is suitable for people of all ages. If you have a chemical peel as part of your treatment plan, you should wear sunscreen to protect your skin after each treatment session.

I thought everything from my welcome, to the facility presentation, to the incredibly detailed and professional appointment with Sarah were fantastic. I trust and am excited to be working with Renew MD.


Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about blue light therapy or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!