Blue Light

What’s the Blue Light Treatment?

There is now a treatment available that doesn’t depend on medication. It’s called the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic.

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 15-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.

Is the BLU-U® a laser? If not, how is it different from a laser?

The BLU-U is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while the BLU-U delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area.

How long is a BLU-U light therapy session?

The doctor will prescribe the most appropriate time frame for your acne.

Who performs the BLU-U light therapy procedure?

A physician or registered clinician is required to perform the procedure.

Is it possible to stop the therapy midway through a session?

Yes, if a patient needs to remove himself from the unit, or asks for it to be turned off, he can do so at any time. Once the light treatment is stopped, it is not to be resumed during the session.

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