Mar 2 2017
Posted by : Admin in Light Therapy
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12 Skin Conditions That Can Be Cured With Light Therapy

Blue and red light therapy (also known simply as light therapy), is a technique used to treat and remove bacteria from the skin. Because light therapy can penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface it can reduce inflammation, improve healing and cure certain skin conditions, like the 12 listed below:

  • 1. Cystic Acne

This is one of the most common skin conditions in the world. Light therapy is able to treat cystic acne by destroying the bacteria that causes it. However, blue and red light therapy are not used to treat hormonal acne, only cystic acne. Studies are currently being conducted to see if light therapy can also destroy acne caused by hormonal imbalances.

  • 2. Blackheads

These small unsightly bumps are caused by blocked hair follicles. Blue and red light therapy can help unclog our hair follicles and reduce the appearance of blackheads.

  • 3. Keratosis Pilaris

This skin condition is characterized by tiny, rough red bumps around the hair follicles of the arms, legs, buttocks and cheeks. When light therapy is used in combination with other dermatological therapies it is effective in the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris.

  • 4. Oily Skin

When our sebaceous gland (a gland that produces oil to lubricate the skin) is overactive it can cause enlarged pores and blackheads. Blue and red light therapy is done to control the sebaceous gland, leading it to produce less oil.

  • 5. Rosacea

Rosacea is defined by small, dilated blood vessels, eye irritation and tiny cysts. Although Rosacea is incurable, blue light therapy can reduce the symptoms of this skin condition.

  • 6. Skin cancer

Light therapy can eliminate superficial cancer cells from the skin. It can also be used as a pre-cancer treatment if skin cancer runs in your family.

  • 7. Eczema

Characterized by an itchy, red, inflammation of the skin, Eczema can be treated through light therapy. Blue and red light therapy can reduce the inflammation and curb the itching.

  • 8. Melasma

Melasma is a discolouration of the skin that affects mostly pregnant women or women taking hormone replacement therapy treatments. Light therapy can help reduce the discolouration caused by Melasma.

  • 9. Wrinkles

Although light therapy will not smooth your skin out entirely, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by promoting new cell growth and renewal.

  • 10. Stretch Marks

As with wrinkles, light therapy cannot remove stretch marks altogether but it is effective in reducing their appearance. Blue and red light therapy can lighten the look of stretch marks and even out the pigmentation, making them less noticeable.

  • 11. Dark spots

Also known as hyper-pigmentation, dark spots can be treated with light therapy. Blue light therapy can even out the skin’s tone and pigment, virtually removing dark spots completely.

  • 12. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammation of the immune system that leads to dry, scaly skin. Light therapy can help reduce the inflammation caused by Psoriasis to create better looking skin.

Blue and red light therapy can provide highly-effective treatment for the aforementioned skin conditions. Please contact us for more information.

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