FDA Approves Light Therapy for Acne

Topic Title: FDA Approves Light Therapy for Acne
Created On: 08/21/2002 12:19 PM

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 08/30/2002 04:40 PM

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To answer your question, the answer is in the particular wavelengths of light which are not so prevalent naturally. A specific wavelength of the blue light kills the bacteria located in most acne. The most common treatments also combine a wavelength of red light which helps to promote healing. This is how the Dermalux system works. In a recent trial, they found that 15 minutes a day over a period of 12 weeks reduced acne by 76%. Not too shabby, especially considering that they haven't discovered any ill effects to my knowledge. Best, Johnny
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 08/22/2002 04:47 PM

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How the hey is light therapy supposed to work? I mean other than blue light kills bacteria- there's blue light all around us!
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 08/21/2002 05:35 PM

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Has anyone heard of this before. I wonder if it will be as effective as RetinA has been for me?
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 08/21/2002 12:19 PM

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How nice to have another alternative for acne. The oral and topical medications all have annoying side effects (stomach irritation, skin bleaching). I hope this can help acne sufferers.
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