We can harness the power of light to treat acne! When it comes to clearing chronic skin conditions without extensive procedures or downtime, light-based therapies are a safe and effective option. At Laser Health Works, our Blu-U® light-based therapy has proven success in treating acne, Rosacea and other skin imperfections through advanced, non-invasive treatment.
Located in Barrie and Midland in Ontario, Laser Health Works is led by Dr. Barb Loiskandl, Dr. Rainer Loiskandl, and Dr. Darlene Newnham. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Blu-U® light therapy can restore radiant, healthy skin with quick treatments that are easy to fit into any busy schedule.
What is Blu-U® Light Therapy?
Acne and Rosacea are chronic skin conditions that affect millions of men and women per year. There are multiple treatment options available for these and other conditions, but some treatment options can be associated with extensive downtime and uncomfortable recovery. Blu-U® light-based therapy is an alternative that is effective yet gentle on the skin. Light-based therapy is a drug-free skincare option that is considered by many medical experts to be one of the biggest advancements in the skincare industry in the past decade.
How Does Blu-U® Light Therapy Work?
We sometimes are aware that during the summer, Acne is more manageable. The Blu-U® treatment harnesses a safe yet highly effective range of light that will diminish P. Acnes bacteria on the skin. This is the bacteria that causes pustular and inflamed Acne. By sitting twice a week for 20 minutes under the light over the course of a few weeks, we can effectively reduce Acne – drug-free, with absolutely no downtime.
For Acne Rosacea, the skin is cleansed and a photosensitive medication is applied. This is absorbed during a set number of minutes, and then the Blu-U® light activates the topical medication. There will be redness, as the treatment is very effective for this condition. In addition to the clearing of chronic skin conditions, many patients also experience improvement in the overall appearance and feel of their skin.
Is There Any Recovery?
For the Blu-U® for Acne, there is absolutely no downtime. This is not a heat-based treatment and no discomfort is experienced during treatment. If we use the photosensitizing drug, your skin may experience mild redness, irritation or peeling that many patients describe as akin to a slight sunburn. Immediately after treatment, it is essential to protect your skin from light, as it is will be extremely vulnerable. Avoiding light exposure after treatment can also significantly reduce the risk of post-treatment complications. Our medical team will advise you on how to properly protect your skin as well as any additional safety information that may apply to you.
Contact Laser Health Works today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Blu-U® light therapy to restore natural health and beauty to your skin.