Acne is caused when pores within the skin become blocked, causing inflammation and irritation and the formation of pimples, pustules, or nodules. Sebaceous glands, attached to hair follicles, produce sebum that naturally lubricates the hair and skin. But sometimes, the glands can create too much sebum, which can result in the formation of spots and blemishes, as well as the appearance of oiliness on the skin surface.
Blue light is a clinically proven, effective and non-invasive treatment for acne. When exposed to the specific 415nm wavelength, naturally occurring photosensitisers within the acne-causing bacteria (P.acnes) generate free radicals, which destroy the bacterial cell without harming the surrounding skin cells. Additionally, blue light helps regulate sebum production, reducing oiliness and preventing further acne breakouts.
This non-invasive treatment works beneath the skin's surface, calming existing blemishes and preventing future eruptions without causing further skin sensitivity or irritation. Blue light therapy can be used alone for great results but is often combined with other treatments and skincare routines to effectively manage acne and improve overall skin health.