Lasers & Technology

Blue U (DUSA)

What It Is

The Blue U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy is a revolutionary light-based therapy that is highly effective for the treatment of acne for teenages as well as adults. Blue U works by destroying the common bacteria that results in acne, without incisions, pain, or downtime. It is one of the most comfortable treatments for those with mild to moderate acne as it is safe, pain-free, and non-invasive.

Blue U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy

How It Works

The Blue U Light uses unique blue light therapy to greatly reduce acne breakouts in a gentle and non-invasive manner, capable of producing results with longevity. The Blue U Light is not a laser, but a unique photodynamic light therapy that utilizes a narrow light band that works to specifically target bacteria responsible for causing breakouts, Propionibacterium Acnes. This bacteria is found in the sebaceous glands and are large factors in acne breakouts. All you need to do is sit close to the light for a short period of time, usually only 30 minutes, depending on the schedule determined by Dr. Jain. The Blue U Light destroys this acne-causing bacteria by targeting it with the blue light emitted by the treatment device. The treatments may continue to go on for over 5 weeks depending on the condition of your skin and once the treatment schedule is complete, many patients achieve clear skin on a long-term basis.

Blue U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Toronto

Areas Treated

The Blue U Light is safe and effective for treatment on all skin types and can be used for areas such as the face, neck, back, and chest. Once the patient has undergone a series of Blue U Light treatments, they typically notice a reduction in breakouts and clearer skin.


The Blue U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy will effectively target the sebaceous glands and eliminate acne causing bacteria to reduce the amount of acne breakouts that occur on the skin, without causing damage to surrounding tissue and cells. Many of our patients observe noticeable results after only 2 weekly treatment sessions, but for optimal results, many notice a dramatic improvement after 4 weekly sessions.

This treatment is an excellent choice for teenagers and adults alike as the procedure is quick, typically taking 30 minutes or less to complete, and has almost zero downtime associated with it. Most patients are able to return to work and the rest of their normal activities immediately after treatment, although mild flushing may occur. This usually resolves on its own within a few hours or days.

The Blue U Light Treatment is the most effective when it is repeated as an ongoing treatment, the specifics of which will be determined by Dr. Jain depending on the severity of your skin condition and its requirements. Usually, the treatment occurs once per week for 5 weeks.

To see if Blue U Light Photodynamic Therapy is right for you, please get in contact with our knowledgeable team at Fairview Laser for your consultation with Dr. Jain. She will be able to provide you with everything you need to know about the treatment so that you can make an educated, informed decision.


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