What is Blu-U Light Therapy for Acne?
The Blu-U Light device uses new light based technology to remove acne lesions safely and effectively. It is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment with no side effects. There is no use of any chemicals or drugs. Blu-U Light is the first acne treatment device to receive clearance for acne. It is suitable for all body areas including face and neck acne, chest acne, and back acne.
How does Blu-U Light Therapy work?
Blu-U Light therapy for acne is designed to improve acne without causing significant side effects. In fact it is one of the safest methods to treat acne available today. The bacteria that is present within the hair/oil gland apparatus creates the compounds that are largely responsible of the acne lesions. One of those compounds can interact with the special light that Blu-U emits. This interaction leads to decrease in bacteria count and improvement in acne lesions.
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How many Blu-U Light treatments do I need?
The frequency and the number of Blu-U treatments depend on whether it is used as a standalone treatment (more frequent sessions are needed) or as a part of a combination treatment with topical creams, chemical peels or oral medications. When Blu-U is used as a standalone therapy, twice weekly sessions for six weeks are needed. More frequently, Dr. Sapijaszko recommends combination treatments with creams, chemical peels or even oral medications. In this case less Blu-U treatments are needed.
How long will each Blu-U Light treatment take?
Each session with Blu-U Light phototherapy will take about 16 minutes. If the treatments are combined with other modalities such as chemical peels, then more time per visit is required.
What are the side effects of Blu-U Light Therapy?
Blu-U Light therapy is very safe and with no chemical or drug use the side effects are virtually nonexistent. Specifically, there is no downtime, no irritation, no redness, no peeling, no scarring, or photosensitivity.
How does the Blue-U Light system compare to other acne removal treatments?
Blu-U Light therapy works best for acne that is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads and red/inflamed pimples. In these circumstances, Blu-U can be used alone and unlike oral therapies that require continuous treatment (over at least 3 months), it has proven to work much faster. Unlike oral therapies and topical drug therapies, the Blu-U Light treatments demonstrate no side effects and avoid the possibility of developing antibiotic resistance. In cases were the acne lesions are deeper and the possibility of scar formation is present, Dr. Sapijaszko may recommend a combination approach. In that case, Blu-U can be used with oral or topical preparations as well as chemical peels. Each patient is unique and the treatment approach depends on thorough examination.
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