Fighting Acne Using Light

For those of you who regularly read these e-newsletters or our blog, you probably already know that acne plagues adults as well as teenagers.  You probably also read that many over-the-counter creams and ointments don’t work as well as advertised.  Well, what if I told you that Maine Laser Skin Care can combat acne using artificial light?

Sound too good to be true?  Keep reading.

LED (Light-Emitting Diode) therapy is the latest non-invasive treatment for acne.  We have now introduced this cutting edge treatment to the armamentarium of strategies that Maine Laser Skin Care offers to keep you looking your best.  I have been looking into this therapy for some time, and have obtained the gold standard of LED light therapy in OMNILUX.

What exactly is OMNILUX light therapy for acne?  OMNILUX BLUE is a light source that is specially tuned to activate natural chemicals found in the acne bacteria that cause the skin redness associated with acne.  When stimulated by the (guess what color) blue wavelength, these chemicals will naturally destroy the bacteria.

OMNILUX REVIVE is a red wavelength light with a less-obvious name.  It is used in combination with OMNILUX BLUE and stimulates cells in the body that will help the healing process and reduce the inflammation around acne lesions.

Both OMNILUX BLUE and REVIVE are safe and harmless to the skin.  These wavelengths of light work naturally with your body to destroy acne bacteria and promote the healing response.  The only safety measure needed is to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the light intensity.

The actual treatment is relatively simple.  First, you must remove all makeup and sunblock before the treatment.  Then, you will lie down on the treatment table with safety goggles in place.

The light emitter will then be positioned close to your face and you will be treated for 20 minutes.  Alternating treatment of blue and red LED light therapy will work in combination to destroy acne causing bacteria and reduce the redness and inflammation associated with acne.

The treatment protocol calls for two treatments per week for four weeks with alternating BLUE and RED light therapy.  Optimal results will be seen four to eight weeks after the completion of 8 treatments.

The light received during the therapy stimulates natural processes that continue to promote anti-inflammatory effects and healing well after the treatment is stopped.  The patients we have personally treated so far have experienced considerable decreases in acne breakouts and reduced oiliness and redness of the skin.

We are proud to offer the latest in light therapy, especially for the treatment and prevention of the stubborn and common problem of acne.  Give Becky a call at (207) 873-2158 to discuss the cutting edge addition to our skin care, and our introductory packages and prices.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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