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Blue light therapy / red light therapy

Blue light and red light therapy are light-based, anti-acne therapies. Simply bask in the glow as your acne-causing bacteria perish.

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.

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