Blue light therapy is the type of light therapy most commonly used to address acne breakouts. The wavelength of blue light has an antimicrobial effect, making it effective at killing several types of bacteria that can collect in your pores and oil glands and cause breakouts.

Because IPL employs a wide range of wavelengths, professionals typically use it to treat patients suffering from multiple skin discoloration issues over one large area, such as the face, chest, arms or back.

The treatment is typically performed in a series of 4-6 sessions, with each session lasting about 10-15 minutes. There is typically little to no downtime after the treatment, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately.

Benefits of Acne Blue Light Therapy:

  • Can help to clear up acne.
  • Is a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime.
  • Can be used on the face and body.

Risks of Acne Blue Light Therapy:

  • Temporary redness and swelling.
  • Dry skin.
  • Irritation.

Additional Information:

  • Blue light therapy is most effective for people with mild to moderate acne.
  • The results of acne blue light therapy are typically noticeable after a few treatments.
  • The treatment is not permanent, and the acne may return over time.