Blu-U Light: Acne and Actinic Keratoses

Blu-U Light: Acne and Actinic Keratoses

The Blu-U light is a light which transmits a high intensity, narrow band of blue light to an area to be treated.  This is a safe, pain-free light which uses no ultraviolet light.  This Blu-U light is FDA approved to treat mild to moderate acne by killing bacteria in the oil glands of the skin.  It requires several frequent treatments which are quick and easy.  The Blu-U light can be combined with a topical solution (Levulan) to treat actinic keratoses which are precancerous rough skin lesions.  The Blu-U light can also treat basal cell carcinomas which will avoid having to excise these lesions which can cause scarring. 

These conditions involve several treatments four weeks apart.  The most common side effects include crusting of lesions, itching, stinging and redness for a couple days.  This is an easy treatment for acne and conditions related to sun damage to regain healthier looking skin.

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