What Type of Lights Are Used for Blue Light Therapy?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
Are the lights intense? Is this kind of treatment known by any other names?
Blu U Light or Blue LED Light can treat acne
Blue lights, they are very mild
Blue lights are used. There are a few brand names, the BLU-U from DUSA and the Omnilux has a blue light. They are not painful at all, just natural blue light - which means between 410-420 nm. Very safe.
Web reference: http://www.gbkderm.com
Using blue light therapy for acne
Blue light therapy is typically used for acne and sebaceous overactivity, as it can destroy acne causing bacteria. The light is not intense and there are excellent videos on the subject online.
Recent Photodynamic Therapy Reviews
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) superior to Blue light therapy alone for acnev
Blue light therapy involves emission of 410-420nm (outside of ultraviolet spectrum) either via BLU-U or LED light source. Even though blue light therapy can be helpful, the effect is modest and should be preceded by application of Levulan, making it photodynamic therapy (PDT) which should work quite a bit better than blue light therapy alone.
Web reference: http://www.drwilliamting.com/Photodynamic_Therapy_PDT.html
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