Acne is a common skin condition that can leave you feeling uncomfortable with the appearance of your skin, and can cause permanent scarring. Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery offers the latest advance in technology to treat light to moderate recurrent acne in adolescents and adults: the BLU-U® (blue visible light spectrum). The BLU-U® is a non-laser visible blue light device that targets the bacteria in the oil glands, eliminating a major contributor in the process of acne production.
Blu-U treatment is designed for mild to moderate acne and involves exposure to this unique blue light for about 30 minutes, twice a week, for a minimum of four to five weeks. The procedure is non-invasive, safe and has no downtime and no discomfort. For best results, we can customize an acne treatment program for you with a combination of Blu-U treatments, microdermabrasions and/or chemical peels and home care acne products.
For more serious acne, such as cystic acne, or if excessive oil production is a major contributing factor, a topical photosensitizing agent (Levulan®) may be added to the BLU-U® light treatments. PDT combats acne in several ways and has numerous benefits:
- kills bacteria
- shuts down sebaceous glands
- unclogs pores by exfoliating skin
- re-texturizes the skin to smooth the appearance of acne scarring
By addressing these root causes of acne through the use of (Levulan®) with BLU-U® light treatments, long-term reduction of acne is obtained.