Traditional acne treatments have typically revolved around either taking a pill – usually an antibiotic or a hormone-altering drug – or applying a topical medication to the affected area. In recent years, however, an altogether different treatment has begun to gain popularity with doctors and patients alike: blue light therapy.
Part of blue light therapy’s appeal is that it doesn’t involve taking a pill (some of which can have side effects) or using a cream that can irritate or dry the skin. Some people turn to blue light therapy because they have had inadequate results from more traditional therapies. The best treatment for acne is bound to be different in every case.
So what is blue light therapy, how does it work, and how can it work for you? Read on to know more. Continue reading