Acne and Rosacea Treatments

At Ageless Medspa, we can improve acne, rosacea and other skin blemishes through the use of advanced skin products (Oxygen Botanicals) and other cosmetic procedures including:

  • Blue Light Therapy (description below)
  • Blue Light Therapy with Photodynamic Therapy and Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Medication Management
  • Facials and Extractions

To determine which treatments are right for YOUR skin, contact Ageless Medspa to schedule a free, no-obligation skin consultation with a licensed M.D.

BLUE LIGHT THERAPY
What is Blue Light Therapy?
Blue Light Therapy involves the most visible blue wavelengths of light that create a toxic environment inside the pore that kills the acne-causing bacteria.  It is used to treat active lesions and helps prevent dormant glands from becoming active lesions.  Without the P. acnes bacteria present and able to grow, inflammation diminishes and acne clears up. 

What does the treatment involve?
Treatment with Blue Light Therapy is quite simple.  The procedure involves a series of pain-free exposures to high-intensity blue light and consists of sitting in front of the source for approximately 16 minutes.  Treatments are conducted in weekly intervals, with the frequency and level of treatment varying based on the desired outcome and situation.

Blue Light Therapy can also be used in conjunction with additional pre-treatments.  Most commonly, topical application of ALA or Levilan® are used with Blue Light source to help treat acne vulgaris.  To better prepare your skin, the ALA solution, which helps increase photosensitivity, is applied and remains on the skin for roughly 30-60 minutes.  The Blue Light treatment is then delivered and lasts for approximately 6-10 minutes.  The severity of your condition will determine the necessary amount, frequency, and duration of the treatment. 

What are the benefits of Blue Light Therapy?

  • 100% natural and non-invasive
  • drug-free with no adverse side effects
  • safe for all ages
  • painless
  • no downtime 

Is it safe?
Blue Light Therapy is gentle, safe, and effective with rare, if any, adverse side effects of discomfort.  The therapy was approved by the FDA in 2003 to treat mild acne.   

What results can I expect?
Improvement is noticeable after the very first treatment.  Your acne will diminish and continue to clear following subsequent treatments.  Some patients who have undergone Blue Light Therapy remain acne-free for up to two years following ten treatments.  Other patients require occasional treatments for flare-ups.  Using ALA in conjunction with Blue Light Therapy has also been proven to have long-term effects in clearing acne.  

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