Several ground-breaking studies conducted by several medical groups in the United States and Europe have found that narrow-band, high-intensity light in the blue wavelength range (405 nm to 420 nm) can be a safe, gentle and effective approach to treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne. There are a few excellent blue light acne machines that can help you achieve a clear, luminous complexion all in the comfort of your own home!
Unlike some acne treatments, blue light at specific wavelengths does not produce damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays which have been shown to cause skin damage, does not result in dryness or discomfort associated with topical acne medications and does not cause any known side effects. The advantages of blue light acne treatment include:
100% Natural and Non-Invasive
Drug-free With Zero Adverse Side Effects
Safe For All Ages and Safe For Daily Use
Easily Self-administered In Your Own Home
How Can Blue Light Acne Treatment Help My Acne?:
Specific wavelengths stimulate specific responses in the body. Blue LED wavelengths penetrate the skin and produce "singlet" oxygen which effectively destroys acne-causing bacteria. It is effective in treating acne vulgaris, showing reductions in both comedones and inflammatory acne lesions. LED therapy is quickly becoming known in the cosmetic industry as one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to help rejuvenate and take the skin back to its natural state. The results of blue light acne therapy can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just occur over night. Continued daily application however, will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results.
The FDA recently approved narrow-band, high-intensity blue light for treating acne. Now widely advertised, it is now the best-known natural approach to clearing acne and can be safely performed on any area of the body. During treatment, precise wavelengths of light energy are selectively delivered to the targeted area through a handheld treatment head containing several LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). Once delivered, this light energy is absorbed by bacteria that produces the inflammation associated with acne. When the skin absorbs certain wavelengths of light, free radical damage is produced thereby destroying the harmful bacteria. Without the bacteria around to cause inflammation, acne clears up. It has been shown that the blue wavelength range most effective at abolishing acne-causing bacteria occurs in the 400 nm to 430 nm range. This blue light output is a different wavelength than skin-damaging ultraviolet light, and has not been proven to cause any treatment side effects including dryness, redness or pain.
The History of Blue Light Acne:
Light therapy is the direct application of optimal wavelengths of light to achieve therapeutic benefits. Originally discovered by NASA about 40 years ago to stimulate plant growth, LED (Light Emitting Diode) output was found to encourage cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen - the basis for healthy, clear, youthful-looking skin. The technology was found to encourage the healing of injuries incurred by astronauts while in space. Even in a zero gravity environment, where cell growth is normally very slow, light energy was shown to stimulate the metabolism in muscle and bone as well as skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Over the last several years , the field of cosmetology introduced a variety of new treatments which rely on the therapeutic effects of light at wave-lengths between visible light and infrared. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) of various wavelengths, have shown strong efficacy for the treatment of inflammatory acne, rosacea, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone.
Blue Light Acne Treatment - Research, Studies and Media Articles:
Recent studies have revealed that blue light acne treatment for acne effectively promotes the creation of purifying oxygen molecules within the skin. These powerful molecules have the ability to quickly and effectively destroy acne-causing bacteria resulting in clearer, brighter skin. Unlike some acne treatments, blue light does not contain harmful ultraviolet (UV) light which can damage skin, does not result in dryness or discomfort associated with topical medications and does not cause any known side effects.
According to a report presented to the American Academy of Dermatology, just two 15-minute exposures per week for a period of four weeks using a low intensity blue light source with an output of between 405-420 nm (nanometers) "produced a 60 percent reduction in acne in 80 percent of patients. Reported remissions from acne lasted as long as three to eight months".
As published in the British Journal of Dermatology, blue light acne treatment was studied in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. After 12 weeks of 15-minute daily active treatments with a portable blue LED light source, subjects showed a 76% mean improvement in inflammatory acne lesions. Both researchers and patients favored blue light treatment, with more patients achieving improvement in acne over other types of treatment groups. The research concluded that blue light "acts synergistically in improving acne by combining anti-inflammatory actions, rendering phototherapy with blue light an effective and safe treatment for acne."
A recent innovation favored by dermatologists and salon therapists worldwide, blue light acne treatment is non-invasive, supports the body's natural processes to eliminate bacteria and control acne and does not cause discomfort or adverse effects associated with prescription acne medication use.
The treatment is totally safe and unlike other acne-clearing lights, does not generate harsh heat or harmful UV rays which can actually damage the skin or cause pre-mature aging. Described as easy, relaxing safe and painless, blue light acne treatment builds confidence by creating and maintaining a clear, acne-free complexion.
Although there are no reported studies which conclude that Blue LED's are unsafe to look at, it is recommended that the included protective goggles be worn during treatments for the patient's comfort. Blue light treatment is considered a safe, easy and gentle acne-clearing technology however the following precautions should be taken:
Do not use if pregnant, epileptic or taking cortisone or steroid injections
Do not use on open sores, wounds or infected areas.
The benefits of blue light acne treatment can vary by individual. Jellen® Skin Care Products makes no medical claims. Our Web pages are not intended to recommend any beauty appliance or skin care product as a diagnosis for specific illnesses or conditions, nor as a product to eliminate diseases or other medical conditions or complications. The beauty devices offered on this Web site are being sold for non-medical cosmetic and anti-aging purposes only.