Acne has been a common problem that affects many people from different demographic. With different factors that could contribute to acne formation, different solutions and therapies have been developed to alleviate and address the problem. Although there is no one single solution to acne, men and women of Science have never faltered in developing and discovering medical breakthroughs that can, one day, blast acne to oblivion.
In recent years, the use of blue light technology in battling acne has gained popularity. It has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology as the most recognized and tested treatment in decreasing acne-causing bacteria. It helps alleviate acne affecting millions of people from different walks of life.
What is blue light technology?
Propionibacteirum acnes (P. acnes) bacteria infects the oil glands causing it to get inflamed and create pimples or acne. In the right wavelength of 405nm - 420nm, blue light is tested and proven to kill acne-causing bacteria. Trophy Skin’s BlueMD also has infrared light that causes oil glands to shrink in size. With the combination of these two lights, it results to lesser oil and bacteria in the skin, leading to the clearing of acne.
Why is it effective?
There are a number of reasons why people get acne. It may be hereditary, there may be too much oil in the skin, it may be due to hormonal imbalances and there may be abundant acne-causing bacteria. Because it is multifactorial, we need to focus our treatment to address not just one problem. BlueMD can fight off acne-causing bacteria and at the same time, reduce the oil glands activity resulting to a fairer and fresher skin.
Who are candidates for Blue Light Therapy?
Blue Light is recommended for those who want to avoid prescription acne medication like Accutane. It is recommended for those who suffer inflammatory acne. Regardless of the severity of acne, all sufferers of acne can benefit from Blue Light Therapy. It is safe, effective, and non-invasive. There is no downtime too.
How are home-devices differ from in-clinic treatments and what are the benefits?
Clinic equipment is more aggressive than at-home devices and since the equipment are larger it can treat a larger area in a short time. While at-home devices are more of a choice for convenience for the clients, you can treat yourselves at any time of the day or night and will eventually lead to same results. Combining at-home and in-clinic treatments are possible, clients get maximum benefits in doing so to maintain the treatment with an at-home product. However, sometimes they make a choice between scheduled and expensive in-clinic treatments or less expensive and doing the treatment at the comfort of their own home.
Here are some testaments you can watch through Youtube, from people who have tried Trophy Skin’s BlueMD.