17th October, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 6 Comments
Acne, whether mild or severe, can keep you from heading out the door with confidence and can keep you from being you. From one blemish to a face covered with blemishes you may feel that your acne defines you and is what people notice first about you. It’s a condition, an affliction, that doesn’t define who you are but rather is only a problem that you can overcome.
Acne is a common and chronic skin disorder that afflicts millions of people. It is an inflammatory condition of the oil glands and hair follicles that begins with destructive bacteria called P. acnes.
Blue LED (light emitting diode) wavelengths in the 415-445 nanometer range dive into the skin where their intense powers kill P. acnes, stabilize oil glands, and regulate oil production. As the blue LEDs penetrate into the acne they have the ability to not only kill the bacteria, but to also treat inflammation that has not responded to other treatments.
Blue light therapy is a very powerful, non-invasive, drug-free, and painless alternative for treating mild to moderate acne. It’s easy to use at home with systems such as the Caribbean Sun Blue/Red Pro and the dpl Nuve Blue.
The Caribbean Sun Blue/Red Pro combines blue and red LEDs into a hands-free unit making it incredibly convenient to treat your skin. The blue LEDs destroy the bacteria and regulate your oil production while the red LEDs accelerate healing reducing the duration of existing blemishes. The red LEDs also help reduce scarring creating a more even tone.
The dpl Nuve Blue is a handheld unit that contains 60 blue LEDs. You simply use the unit for 3 minutes on each affected area twice a day until the acne has cleared.
Using an acne light treatment at home puts you on a path to clear skin. One thing to note, however, is that blue LEDs have the potential to damage your eyes. Therefore, it’s necessary to wear the protective goggles that come with each system.
Whether you are a teen or an adult suffering with this destructive condition the easiest and best product for acne is blue light therapy. What do you have to lose?