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Blue Light Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Light Therapy FAQ

What Causes Acne? [From Dermatology.About.Com]

A bacteria, known as Propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more Propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to the follicle. These white blood cells produce an enzyme that damages the wall of the follicle, allowing the contents of the follicle to enter the dermis. This process causes an inflammatory response seen as papules (red bumps), pustules, and nodules. The bacteria also cause the formation of free fatty acids, which are irritants, increasing the inflammatory process in the follicle.

Problems arise when the sebum is trapped in the hair follicle. For reasons that are still unclear, some hair follicles become obstructed. The sebum is produced but gets trapped on the way out, and the cells that are normally sloughed off become "sticky", plugging up the follicle. The process of obstructing follicles is called comedogenesis. It causes some follicles to form a type of acne called comedones, also known as blackheads and whiteheads.

How Does Blue Light Therapy Work?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people including 70% of adolescents. Blue light in the 405nm to 420nm wavelengths has been medically proven in numerous trials to kill Propionobacterium acnes bacteria or P. acnes bacteria in the skin. This bacteria is the root cause of acne. If you kill the bacteria you can quickly clear up, or prevent acne breakouts.

How Long Does The Blue Acne Light Therapy Take?

The Blue Acne Light can be used for as little as 20 minutes per treatment. We typically recommend a treatment several times per week to help clear up existing acne, and at least twice per week to assist in acne prevention.

Are There Any Side Effects To Using Blue Light Therapy & The Blue Acne Light?

No. There are no adverse side effects that have been reported. On rare occasions research has shown that dryness of the skin can occur, but can be treated with moisturizing cream. Furthermore, it is possible that your acne can get worse before it gets better although no definitive clinical study's into blue light therapy have reported this phenomenon.

Can The Blue Acne Light Give Me A Sunburn Or Cancer?

No. The peak wavelengths of light are outside of the UV range (Over 400nm). However the 420nm rating of the LED bulbs used in our system can have a non peak closer to the 400nm range, which could be considered low UVA exposure, similar to what a black light bulb would provide.

How Do I Know If The Blue Acne Light Will Work With My Skin? How Effective Is It?

The independent testing done by the British Journal of Dermatology in 2000 indicates that the combination of blue and red light therapy in the appropriate spectrums is effective for about 86% of the people tested. This certainly doesn't guarantee it will work for you, but there is a very good chance that it will.

It is also important to note that changes will not be immediate. At least 1 week of treatment following the instructions provided with the Blue Acne Light should be completed before any noticeable changes start to occur. Between 1 week and 2 weeks changes should be noticeable. By the 4th week of treatment most people experience a 50-70% reduction in visible acne. From 4-8 weeks the original research has shown that a 76%-100% reduction can occur.

If by chance the Blue Acne Light does not work for you, you can return the light for a full refund less the original cost of shipping within 60 days of the purchase date.

Are There Any Precautions I Should Take Before Using This Blue Light Therapy System?

The most important precaution is to use the included tanning googles over your eyes for protection. It is possible that blue light can be harmful to the eyes, so wear proper protection. The light from the Blue Acne Light is quite intense, so you should never look directly into the light.

Do not do any sort of light therapy while you are on any medication that can cause photosensitivity.