The latest advance in laser technology is the BLU-U® (blue visible light spectrum). This is the latest advance in technology to treat light to moderate recurrent acne in adolescence and adults. This procedure is non-invasive, safe, and has no downtime and no discomfort. You can have a beautiful complexion in a few weeks. The BLU-U® is a non-laser visible blue light device that targets the bacteria in the oil glands, eliminating a major player in the process of acne production.

Photo Dynamic Therapy

For more severe forms of acne, or if excessive oil production is a major contributing factor, a topical photosensitizing agent called aminolevulonic acid (Levulan®) may be added to the BLU-U® light treatments. This Photodynamic Therapy or PDT acts in three different ways to combat acne: while inactivating bacteria, it also shuts down sebaceous glands, and unclogs pores by exfoliating skin, with the additional benefit of re-texturizing the skin to smooth the appearance of acne scarring. By addressing these root causes of acne, long-term to permanent reduction of acne is obtained.

What causes acne?

Acne is an inflammatory process resulting from abnormal desquamation of the sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. The combination of oil and dead skin cells clogging the pore creates the perfect environment for a certain type of bacteria to proliferate. Clogged pores, along with the presence of bacteria, encourage an inflammatory process in the skin resulting in the red, pustular appearance of acne.

How long does the treatment take?

The affected area sits under the blue light for about 15 minutes twice a week for a minimum of 4 to 5 weeks.

How long does the treatment last?

Clinical studies reveal that with Levulan, the effects of the BLU-U® Photodynamic Therapy Acne Treatment can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years for teenagers and a lifetime for adults.