Does it help with actinic keratosis?
Skin Conditions Blue Light Therapy Treats?
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Uses for Blue Light therapy
Blue light therapy can be used to treat acne lesions, with or without a topical activating agent, and also to treat pre-malignant skin conditions such as actinic keratoses.
Blue Light is another tool to treat acne
We have been using the Blu-U from DUSA for the last several years. We have found this modality to be quite helpful in complimenting our acne program whether we are using lasers and/or Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) with photodynamic therapy. In our experience this technology seems to be more useful in papular/inflammatory acne lesions rather than other forms of acne. Because it is safe for all skin types and involves no discomfort, we use this machine frequently.
Blu U treatment conditions
Blue light therapy alone or in combination with PDT (photodynamic Therapy) can treat actinic keratosis, but we use it as primarily a tool for resistent acne and to reduce oiliness.