Could heat/light treatment be the perfect solution for your acne?
Acne heat treatment works by exposing your skin to
different types of pulsing light that attack the acne causing bacteria from the
deeper layer of skin.
In this procedure, when light is applied on the
surface of the skin it creates heat that goes deep in to the skin. The heat
created as a result of the light therapy
kills the bacteria that cause inflammation and acne flare-up. The combined effects of light and heat reduce
the size of oil gland that secrete oil, as a result, oil production is reduced.
In light therapy, there are two different types of light that
can be used - blue and red light. Blue light has frequency that can go deep
into the skin compared to red light. Even though blue light is commonly used
methods, both appears to be effective.
In order to get the full benefit of heat therapy, your
dermatologist may use medication to make your skin more sensitive to light.
Heat treatment is not a onetime procedure, therefore, a number of sessions are
necessary. It may last for about a
month, however, result can be seen within two weeks.
Is there any side effects?
There is no established research regarding the side
effects of this method. However, it has been linked to a few drawbacks. Some of
the side effects includes pain, soreness, redness, discoloration and hair loss.
In some cases, when the patient fells pain during the procedure, anesthetic can
Like any other treatment methods, there are some
precautions that has to be taken before and after acne heat treatment.
keep away from the sun as much as
possible prior to your appointment.
Since tanning also can interfere with
light therapy, avoid it before your appointment
You have to avoid direct sun exposure
even after light therapy.
If you have some pain, use numbing
cream to avoid any pain due to the procedure.
Acne heat treatment handheld devices
Currently, there are a number of heat treatment
devices that are available for home use. However, they are not effective in
treating sever forms of acne such as whiteheads.
Most handheld home devices are battery operated and do not
reach on temperature range that can destroy bacteria. However, such devices
have the capacity to force the bacteria to shrink and retreat from the
treatment area. Depending on the maximum temperature reached, a treatment may
lasts from few seconds to few minutes.
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