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Acne: Latest Treatments

Acne Treatment - Latest Treatments

The latest treatments of acne include the following.

Blue Light Acne Treatment:

High intensity blue light is used to treat acne.

Blue light destroys the infection causing bacteria P.acnes and reduces inflammation.

Blue light is free of ultra violet light and therefore is safe to use. In this procedure, skin is exposed to a blue light for about fifteen minutes during every session. Blue light treatment is generally used for eight sessions.

Blue light is very convenient to treat the acne on the back. Back acne is difficult to treat because application of medication is problem for some people. Also you may forget to apply your acne medicine on some days, but it will be difficult for you to miss a session with blue light. You may expect good results with blue light.

Blue light may cause some side effects such as swelling, dryness and pigment change. These are temporary effects and resolve soon.

Green-Yellow Light and Heat Energy Acne Treatment:

This combination is also known as LHE- light and heat energy. Pulses of light and heat are used to treat acne. LHE destroys the infecting bacteria P.acnes and shrinks the sebaceous glands. By shrinking the glands, sebum production decreases and acne gets treated.

Diode Laser:

A diode laser destroys the sebaceous glands without harming the outer layer of the skin. With the destruction of the glands, sebum production stops and acne gets treated. This high-energy laser treatment can cause temporary redness and swelling.

Microdermabrasion Acne Treatment:

In microdermabrasion, very tiny particles are thrown at the skin at high speed. They remove the dead layer of skin cells and also loosen the whiteheads and blackheads. This treatment can also be used as a preventive. If pores are kept open, the sebum would not get accumulated in the follicle and acne will not form. Microdermabrasion helps keep the pores open.

Chemical peeling Acne Treatment:

Mild chemical peeling is used to remove the dead skin cells and the topmost layer of epidermis. Glycolic acid is the most common chemical used in chemical peeling. Chemical peeling also removes blackheads and whiteheads. This treatment cannot be used on infected acne.

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