Blue Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy Side Effects
Light therapy can leave the skin feeling dry and tight for a short time. Occasionally, skin may turn reddish.
Who shouldn't use it: If you have an extreme sensitivity to light, the procedure may irritate your skin.
Drawbacks: Store-bought light lamps are not as powerful as treatments from a dermatologist.
Recovery Time For Blue Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy
Light therapy has no downtime.
After care for blue light therapy / red light therapy: Should redness or swelling occur, ice the skin. You will need between 8 and 12 blue or red light therapy sessions to see results. Follow up treatments can be done as infrequently as twice a week. Moisturizer can be used between sessions to reduce any short-term dryness.
Light therapy requires continued use in order to inhibit the return of P. acnes.