Blue Light Treatment for Acne in Ottawa
The Blue Light treatment is a safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate acne on the face, neck, chest or back. Individuals of all skin types from very fair to very dark can safely benefit from this treatment.
The procedure consists of exposing the skin to a low intensity Blue Light. The specific wavelength of blue light is toxic for P. Acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne, and ultimately kills it when the skin is exposed to the light.
Blue Light treatment available at our Ottawa cosmetic clinic is extremely simple and completely pain free. After properly removing any make-up and washing their faces with a gentle cleanser, patients simply sits comfortably in a chair in front of the medical grade Blue Light machine for 16min and 40 seconds per session. Protective eye wear must be worn at all times during this treatment, which we provide.
Side effects are minimal and typically include temporary redness and dryness of the skin. Patients can resume their activities immediately after their Blue Light treatment. Make-up can also be re-applied immediately after a Blue Light treatment.
The recommended frequency of Blue Light treatmentis typically twice a week until the patients is happy with the results. Usually this will be achieved after 4-10 weeks. Maintenance Blue Light Therapy Therapy is on an as-needed basis. For optimal acne control, one maintenance treatment a month is recommended.
If you would like to find out more about Blue Light therapy or would like to book an appointment for a Blue light treatment, please call 613-830-7615. We look forward to meeting you.