Acne Therapy

Now there is effective acne treatment without costly acne medications.

Light and Color Therapy are the fastest growing natural health alternatives of this new millennium. This treatment, known as Phototherapy, makes the most powerful acne treatment a combination of bacteria-killing blue lights and skin-healing red lights.

How does Phototherapy work on ACNE?

Blue Light Therapy kills bacteria

Acne causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes excrete porphyrins. When these porphyrins are exposed to a specific wavelength of light (blue-violet between 405 and 420 nanometers), oxygen is separated from the porphyrin molecule producing free radicals which kill the bacteria.

Red Light Therapy is anti-inflammatory

It has been shown that red light (between wavelengths of 655 and 665 nanometers) reduces the redness and inflammation associated with acne lesions, and promotes wound healing and tissue growth. This action is beneficial for the acne scars which are common with moderate to severe acne.

Near Infrared Light Therapy can also:

  • Stimulate the production of collagen
  • Increase cell activity during wound healing
  • Increase local blood circulation through the heat generated by the light
  • Make the texture of the skin smoother
  • Improve skin firmness and elasticity
  • Decrease minor muscle and joint pain

The advantages to using Light and Color Therapy are minimal side effects and as an alternative to antibiotic drug regimens.

We offer a complimentary consultation to address your individual needs and treatment options. Call Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center at (843) 669-2220 today and let us design a personalized program to fit your needs.