Is there a way to control moderate acne?

There are many treatments for moderate acne -creams, washes, medications -mild ones and very strong ones. However, your doctor may decide that certain medications, such as antibiotics, aren't right for you. Your case of moderate acne may not be responding to medications or other conventional treatments. It may be hard for you to keep up with complicated routines of skin care. Maybe its time to consider something new.

What's the Blue Light Treatment? How does it work?

There is now a new treatment available that doesn't depend on medication. It's called the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy.

The BLU-U is a very special blue light that can kill the p. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple -you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, usually a 15-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It's very safe, it's not hot, it's not painful at all. After some weeks, the blue light can control your acne, or clear it up for a very long period. The BLU-U was cleared by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.*

At this time, most insurance companies list the BLU-U blue light as a cosmetic treatment, so you must pay the doctor yourself. If you are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, it might be just what you need.

*Results and patient experience may vary.

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