When you’ve tried every product on the market to control unsightly acne to no avail, it may be time to try Blu-U Light Therapy. Blu-U Light Therapy, offered by San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, is a non-UV blue light therapy that kills pore-clogging bacteria that leads to frequent acne breakouts. There is no pain, no drugs and no antibiotics involved – just a short session that involves short-term exposure to a high-intensity blue light.
How Blu-U Light Therapy Works
Clients who visit Dr. Mani for treatment typically will do so for less than 20 minutes per session, one to two times per week. Blu-U Light Therapy will begin with the facial application of a topical solution (Levulan Kerastick). This works to kill the bacteria beneath the skin’s surface.
Next, the client will sit comfortably with the light close to their face as the light controls acne below the epidermis for long-term clear skin. The blue light treatment works to kill a specific type of bacteria, Propionibacterium, which contaminates the blood and other bodily fluids. If Propionibacterium goes untreated, acne not only will persist, it will worsen.
Recovery And Downtime
There is virtually no downtime required as Blu-U Light Therapy is a painless, non-invasive procedure. The only potential drawback would be the unwillingness to return for follow-up treatments. This is because Blu-U requires multiple sessions in order to produce long-lasting results. One or two treatments will result in short term effects but the acne will likely to return.
Additionally, some individuals may have a sensitivity to the topical solution required for Blu-U treatments. Anyone considering the procedure should pay special attention to the ingredients of Levulan Kerastick to ensure they’re not allergic to any components.
Clients should take caution to avoid sun exposure for at least 40 hours following each treatment as sunlight may result in a stinging or burning sensation. The easiest way to avoid this is by wearing protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. Sunscreen also will help those with no skin reaction after the procedure.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
To determine if Blu-U Light Therapy is right for you, call our San Diego office at 619-583-7555 or submit an inquiry online. Dr. Parvin Mani will provide a free consultation to assess the quality of your skin and make recommendations based on your health and beauty goals.