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Banishing breakouts with LED therapy

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Mar 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

led therapy for acne breakoutsYou’ve tried creams, cleansers, and maybe a few prescriptions to treat acne. Though many of these treatments can somewhat improve acne, they’re not always enough.

The frustration of acne

Acne is a treatable condition, but has no cure. It affects millions of people of all ages, and ranges from mild to severe. Some people find that over time, acne goes away naturally, while others deal with it for decades.

Plenty of effective topicals exist today for treating acne, and using the right products can manage acne in many cases. However, some become understandably frustrated when they use all the right products and take care of their skin, but still see breakouts. If this sounds like you, LED therapy may be the key to finally getting clear skin.

A common problem

If you’re dealing with acne as an adult, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed. But it’s important to note that acne is not just a teenage condition. In fact, up to 50 percent of adults are affected by acne, particularly women. Fluctuating hormones are possibly to blame, but in many cases, there’s no obvious cause.

Even cases of mild acne can be emotionally damaging and leave behind scars and skin damage, so it’s best to treat it aggressively and get the help needed to control it. A qualified aesthetician is a valuable resource to help you treat existing acne and prevent further breakouts.

Advantages of LED therapy

The beauty of LED (light-emitting diode) therapy is its versatility. It can safely be combined with prescription or over-the-counter topicals you already use. Its blue light is gentle, and won’t irritate or aggravate skin. Its special wavelength penetrates the pore and kills acne bacteria, one of the primary causes of breakouts. LED therapy also stimulates collagen production so your skin will look healthier.

For people who find that many acne products dry or irritate their skin, LED therapy can be very helpful. LED has very low possibility of side effects, and is well tolerated by most individuals. Its antibacterial effect works well for most cases of inflammatory acne (red, inflamed pimples). Treatments take only a few minutes, and are typically spaced about one week apart. Afterward, you can get back to your life. It’s pain-free, safe, and well-studied.

Don’t let acne leave you with emotional or physical scars. There are a variety of advanced treatments available to you today that can control your acne once and for all. Talk with one of our experts at Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center to find out what works best for you! Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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Topics: Skin rejuvenation, medical day spa, Beauty

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