Blue light therapy via LED Face Mask has gained popularity in recent times as a treatment for Acne. Acne, a skin condition that has its way till adulthood if the skin is not maintained properly, and it affects millions of people around the world. Acne is further characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and sometimes painful cysts. It is researched enough and is a safe and effective treatment option. In this article, we will answer all the common questions and queries associated with blue light therapy and how effective it is against acne.
What is Blue Light Therapy for Acne?
Before discussing Blue Light Therapy, you should know what LED therapy is. LED therapy is a form of phototherapy. Phototherapy is nothing but using specific wavelengths of light energy to create beneficial changes in the skin. For more information, check out our blog on Light Routine® LED Face Mask here.
The treatment involves exposing the skin to a blue light source(400 to 470 nm wavelength) via an LED Mask, which penetrates the skin and targets the bacteria that cause acne. Blue LED light therapy is most often used for treating acne and mask.
Blue light therapy also helps speed up the healing process and treats superficial dermatological conditions. It helps brighten and tighten the dull, saggy skin.
Blue light therapy works by killing the bacteria that causes acne, known as Cutibacterium acnes. Formerly known as Propionibacterium acnes. The blue light causes a chemical reaction in the bacteria, which produces a toxic substance that kills the bacteria.
Is Blue Light Therapy Safe for Acne?
Yes, blue light therapy using an LED Face Mask is generally considered safe for acne. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not use any chemicals or drugs.
How Effective is Blue Light Therapy for Acne?
Studies have shown that blue light therapy is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne. In one study, 77% of participants experienced a significant reduction in acne after eight weeks of treatment with blue light therapy. Another study found that blue light therapy was as effective as benzoyl peroxide, a common acne medication.
What are the Benefits of Blue Light Therapy for Acne?