Blu-U Blue Light for Acne in Las Vegas
And Blu-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Acne
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Blu-U Blue Light therapy and PDT for Acne is available in Las Vegas, NV at Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute.
Blue-U is An Innovative Way to Control Acne
Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20’s and 30’s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. As you may know, there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have mild to moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, Blu-U blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try. Ask us about Blu-U blue light therapy for acne today.
What is Blu-U Blue Light Treatment for Acne?
The Blu-U is a unique blue light that kills acne promoting bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes (P. acnes) that lives in and on your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the blue light for a short time (approximately 17 minutes) usually, once to twice per week for 5 to 8 weeks or so until your acne is significantly better or gone. Blu-U blue light acne therapy is an easy, safe, painless (not hot) treatment without any downtime or recovery and does not require any special aftercare. After several weeks, Blu-U helps control your acne. Re-treat with Blu-U blue light treatment for acne as needed or recommended.
Ancillary topical medications are usually recommended along with Blu-U.
Contraindications to Blu-U blue light therapy for acne include patients with porphyria or cutaneous photosensitivity to blue light. According to the manufacturer, there have been no consistent adverse reactions to concomitant photosensitizing antibiotic use or other medications. Blue light safety in pregnancy is unknown as research data is lacking.
Photodynamic therapy is another related light-based treatment option for acne. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that uses a light source to activate a topically applied photosensitizing medication (i.e. Levulan Kerastick). Levulan PDT selectively targets and improves active acne and oily skin areas. 2-4 sessions may be necessary for optimum improvement. PDT also reduces oily skin, enlarged oil (sebaceous) glands and pores; helps small acne scars as well as helps rejuvenate the skin, by improving or reducing any sun damage, age spots/freckles and wrinkles. This minor, out-patient procedure is performed in an office environment.
For more detailed information about photodynamic therapy, download our PDT Informed Consent & Patient Instructions handout.
Blu-U blue light treatments and PDT for acne are not covered by insurance. Discounts for package pricing apply for Blu-U blue light acne treatments.
Untreated acne can quickly and insidiously lead to permanent, undesired scars. Early diagnosis and treatment are paramount. Don’t wait until it is too late, contact us today so that we may help you.
At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, our board certified Dermatologists, Dr. Strimling and Dr. Handler specialize Blu-U blue light therapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT) for acne. Our dermatologists and staff are among the most experienced in Las Vegas. Voted or selected among the “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America multiple times, Dr. Strimling has also been selected an “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon”.
Contact Us at (702) 243-6400 to schedule a personalized consultation.
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Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including
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