Acne is one of the most persistent dermatological conditions. It affects millions of people worldwide. The problem with acne concerns the many ways that it can develop. Unless a treatment deals with the bacterial and biological components of what makes acne outbreaks happen, that treatment may offer less successful results to the patient.
Broadband light therapy, or BBL treatments, are a new type of treatment designed to deal with the bacterial component of acne outbreaks and the inflamed sebaceous glands. This treatment can offer patients success without requiring them to undergo invasive procedures that may not work. If you are suffering from acne, then it is beneficial to examine what BBL treatments are, and how they can help patients with acne.
What is Broadband Light?
Bacteria have been shown to respond to certain wavelengths of light. This is why one option for sanitizing entire rooms is the use of certain colors of light combined with the right intensities. Acne-causing bacteria exists beneath the skin at only a few millimeters in the pores near the sebaceous glands. By introducing filtered light to these organisms, it is possible to reduce the presence of bacteria while soothing the sebaceous glands. Broadband light does this with filtered light that is too mild to damage the surrounding skin, but strong enough to control bacteria.
Why Does BBL Help with Acne?
With any type of acne, there is a long list of components that could cause an outbreak. Of these components, bacteria and inflammation of the sebaceous glands represent the most prominent and problematic causes. BBL treatments aim to address these problems by introducing light that targets bacteria and soothes the sebaceous glands. It can effectively treat the two most prominent causes of acne, which in turn can help patients find swift relief.
When compared to other types of treatments for acne, such as chemical scrubs, BBL treatments offer potentially better results due to the lack of damage to the skin. The epidermis and dermis stay intact, which in turn expedites the healing that our patients see.
BBL treatments may be more successful in patients who have found that other treatments are not as effective as they would like. This is because BBL aims to address the bacterial component, which tends to be a prominent and hard-to-treat issue. The light can pass through the skin, which can make it even more useful in moderate to severe cases of acne where nodules have developed beneath the skin.
The last reason BBL helps with acne pertains to the nature of the treatment. The high rate of success coupled with the simple nature of BBL treatments can help put patients at ease, which reduces stress and can help to further accelerate healing.
Are BBL Treatments Right for Your Acne?
Broadband light represents a cutting-edge method of controlling and treating acne outbreaks. It can offer relief for patients who have experienced less success with other treatments for acne.
To find out more about BBL treatments for acne, or to see if this type of treatment is right for you, make an appointment at Laser Health Works, with locations in Barrie and Midland. This will allow one of our dermatological experts to evaluate the condition of your skin, and determine the most effective treatment plan for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.