Blue Light Therapy
If you suffer from skin that has become resistant to acne medications and ointments, or if you just want to simplify your daily acne routine, blue light therapy treatment may be right for you. An FDA approved acne treatment, blue light therapy utilizes a high-intensity, narrow-band light to treat moderate to mild acne. Blue light therapy offers a safe and pain-free treatment option that kills the bacteria primarily responsible for acne breakouts. Blue light therapy can be administered alone, or in combination with other acne treatment solutions. Treatments require little time commitment and can be completed in just 20 to 30 minutes. Treatments typically require weekly sessions for several weeks until the desired results are achieved.
Our staff at Valley View Dermatology includes acne surgery specialists skilled at improving the appearance of skin by preventing acne breakouts. As some of the best acne treatment and skin specialists Wilsonville and Salem has to offer, our highly skilled experts use surgical instruments to remove acne lesions, thereby eliminating the chance of further infection and scarring caused by popping pimples at home. Acne surgery actually describes a variety of treatment options designed to help improve the complexion of a patient's skin. While these procedures don't rank as a patient's first line of defense against acne, they make an excellent option to treat reoccurring acne breakouts that don't respond to traditional treatments.
Photodynamic Therapy: Treatment of Acne and Pre-Cancerous Cells
Photodynamic Therapy is a new and exciting treatment used to treat a variety of dermatologic conditions such as actinic keratosis and acne. This treatment first involves the application of a natural photosensitizing medicine, followed by the administration of a specialized laser light source to activate the medicine. Depending on the part of the body undergoing treatment, the photosensitizing medication will be applied topically to the skin or administered through an injection. Over a period of time, the medication is absorbed by acne-causing bacteria or cancer cells. Light is then applied to the treatment area. This leads to selective destruction of pre-cancerous cells, acne bacteria, or overactive sebaceous gland tissue.
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