Light Therapy for Acne and skin conditions
Blue Light Therapy Light for Acne
Millions of people have the skin problem acne, or acne vulgaris (as the medical community refers to it). Many believe that it is only for ‘younger/teenagers’, but many adults also have acne problems. Acne can lead some people to be ‘socially insecure’, and tends to lead others to being shy. Acne develops as a result of blockages in follicles and even being stressed or sweating a lot. Over the past decade or so, light therapy has been a way to possibly treat acne, especially using blue ‘l.e.d.’s’.
The Well Beam is a perfect compliment to home use in it’s ability to tackle issues ranging from pain and stress to skin care issues and sleep problems. It uses ‘blue’ l.e.d.’s, along with red, that have been shown to help in reducing acne. I think that it’s great because everyone in the family has different issues that they need to take care of, including the pets and this does it for all!
We live in troubled times in which we are losing the battle with health care costs, lack of insurance, losing our jobs, etc. and have to start taking the time and responsibility for our own health. We have to start thinking outside of the box in terms of what we can do for our own health.
Light Therapy has been used for acne, with the visible violet light which is present in the sunlight activates a porphyrin that damages and kills the bacteria which cause acne. Many people suffer from some form of acne, and Light Therapy is an alternative that has shown many positive results without the side-effects associated with other modalities. This unit offers the combination of ‘red and blue’ light therapy wave lengths (along with infar-red) that provides a great one-two punch for you body to not only help with the problems associated on the ‘top’ of the skin, but also getting deep into the tissue, ligaments, bone, etc. of your body. Using the machine in combination with the sound therapy provides an experience to also help with sleep issues, stress reduction, and the relaxation effect without having to take any pills or any other outside means. Finally, what is great, is that it is used in the comfort of your own home, on your time.
It is important to protect the eyes from the light as this may be harmful to the chemicals in the retina.
More about Light Therapy for Acne:
A major factor in causing or aggravating acne is the use of harsh cleansers. People who are looking to avoid acne often mistakenly believe that treating their skin with these cleansers will eliminate the underlying causes of their acne, while instead they may be over drying their skin, causing irritation and ultimately leading to more acne breakouts, in some cases even more accelerated and worse! Skin cleansers should be mild, and need to be used gently. Also important is not to use them too often. Another thing with some of the ‘cleansers’ is that they put many more ‘toxins’ back into our bodies, which could lead to more problems down the road.
This treatment has proved to be more effective than Benzoyl Peroxide which is often used to cure acne. Also, there are very little (if none at all) side effects using the L.T. Light Therapy for Acne truly works!
Blue light therapy acne treatment has recently been approved by the FDA to treat mild to moderate acne. The development of acne blue light therapy has had significant benefits for those who have not responded well to other of methods of treating common acne.
Light exposure has long been used as a short term treatment for acne. Recently, visible light has been successfully employed to treat mild to moderate acne (phototherapy and/or deep penetrating light therapy) – in particular intense violet light (405-420 nm) generated by LED’s (Light Emitting Dio’s) or lasers. If used a couple of times per week, it has been shown to reduce the number of acne lesions by about 64% and is even more effective when applied daily. The mechanism appears to be that a porphyrin (Coproporphyrin III) produced within P. acnes generates free radicals when irradiated by 420 nm and shorter wavelengths of light. Particularly when applied over several days, these free radicals ultimately kill the bacteria. Since porphyrins are not otherwise present in skin, and no UV light is employed, it appears to be safe, and has been licensed by the U. S. FDA.