Skin Conditions Blue Light Therapy Treats?

Does it help with actinic keratosis?

Doctor Answers 4

Uses for Blue Light therapy

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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

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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.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Blu U treatment conditions

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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.

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Blue Light Therapy gives great results for Actinic Keratosis

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Blue light treatment in combination with Levulan kerastick, gives great results with Actinic keratosis (precancerous skin spots). This light therapy works okay for acne as well.

Vic Khanna, MD
Chicago Dermatologist

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