These factors all make blue light therapy an effective treatment for acne and even those with
irritated skin. Oftentimes, people with acne struggle with having sensitive skin and many topical
ointments can irritate your skin. While we don’t recommend ditching the topical ointments all
together, LED blue light therapy can be used to help lessen the irritation that may come from it.
Benefits of blue light therapy
Treats sun damage
Can treat premalignant or malignant skin cancer growths
Can be used to prevent skin cancer
Eliminates acne causing bacteria
Soothes irritated skin
Reduces acne scarring
Stabilizes oil glands
Speeds up the healing process
How often do you need to use light therapy to see results?
While post people see a difference in their skin right way, light therapy is something that
becomes even more effective the more consistently you do it. Most LED light treatment series
require weekly appointments. With acne, the treatments usually last for about 4-8 weeks
depending on the severity of your acne. Investing in a handheld LED device may also be worth
considering. You will have access to unlimited treatments with just a single purchase. Since light
therapy is safe and noninvasive, it is even something that you could do every night as part of
your daily skincare routine.
Everyone has different skin. Everyone experiences different kinds of breakouts. Everyone
responds to treatments differently. There isn’t one single solution in treating acne and what
may work for one person can be ineffective for another. However, considering that LED light
therapy is harmless and convenient, it is worth trying. Light therapy is best for people who have
inflammatory acne or red tender bumps and pustules. It won’t really get rid of white or black
heads, and it is unlikely to be effective against comedonal acne. If you’ve been suffering with
acne and are looking for something else to try, we recommend giving LED blue and red-light
therapy a shot!