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If You Are Considering To Treat Your Acne Lightly

Oct 11, 2007
I apologize if I have deceived you because the article that you may decide to read has got nothing to do with treating your acne lightly as in not seriously. It has everything to do with light therapy and other similar methods that are revolutionary and quite controversial. Therefore if you read on, the article may give you a lead to further help you decide a critical path towards a new way to a brand new life.

If you have been suffering with acne for as long as you can remember, now is the time to consider making a change in your acne ridden life. You do not have to endure the pain of looking at your acne plagued skin or the physical pain that acne is causing you. It is time to consider eliminating the problem altogether.

In brief, the article will inform you the way to eliminate acne and to remove the scars left by acne by using light therapy. However if you have only mild form of acne, such as whiteheads and blackheads, this article is not for you.

Light Therapy For Acne

Light therapy for treating acne is new and not recommended for the average pimple. It is used to treat the more severe forms of acne that are painful and persistent pustules that can leave permanent scarring. Since no cream or pad has any help in clearing these stubborn form of pimples, sufferers can now have some aid with light therapy for acne.

The Miraculous Workings Of The Light Therapy

It will be hard to believe but what is contained in the red and blue light is only red and blue colored light. How it works is that the red and blue light seeks out the bacteria that cause the severe acne. The light therapy is used only 15 minutes a day for at least 12 weeks. At the same time, you will be prescribed medications and you have to continue taking them following your doctor's or dermatologist's advice.

However if you think of basking in the sun to treat your pimples, that will not do because sunlight or normal white light does not work. For light therapy for acne to work its best, you must be in or have a colored box that emits the correct red and blue light.

Treatment with colored light therapy is still considered controversial. If you seriously want to try this method of treatment, you can read up more about its findings in the British Journal of Dermatology in 2000.

Treating Acne With UV Light

Another method in light therapy is using Ultra Violet light. So far this is most common form of light therapy done. But do consider this method as the last resort, as exposure over time to UV light will increase your chances of getting skin cancer. It is also not a complete cure. After some time using UV light treatment, the acne may return. One of the other risks involved is that you will get wrinkles prematurely.

The most recent member in the family of light treatment is treating acne with N-Lite, a laser light. This treatment is so new that it has not many data statistics; however those dermatologists who use this laser light therapy say the results are good so far.

Laser Surgery Of Removing Acne Scar

Here we have come to a subject just as exciting. The aftermath of having suffered the ordeal of having acne, there is light in the tunnel of removing acne scars.

After discussing the possibilities of acne removal, there is hope for severe acne sufferers to gain back clear smooth skin. Although the discovery is accidental, the result from using laser surgery to remove acne scars is getting more popular each day.

How the discovery started is while using the procedure of laser surgery of acne that it was noticed lines in adjacent skin simply disappeared, thus uncovering the discovery of skin rejuvenation using lasers.

Laser surgery of acne scars involves exact accuracy of the laser beam focused on the scar, successfully evaporates this layers of skin around the scar to allow new skin to surface. It has also been claimed by some plastic surgeons that there is increased collagen production following laser surgery of acne.

While the process of laser surgery of acne can treat definite areas with few problems, whole-face resurfacing can be a time-consuming process.

Unfortunate Information For Laser Surgery Seekers

The operation of a laser depends on the light being attracted to darker colors. Thus not everyone will benefit from laser surgery to treat acne scar. People with dark skin tones will not achieve the same results as a person with light skin, but do seek the surgeon performing the procedure who can give you proper advice.

For those that cannot tolerate medications and lubricants used on the skin following the laser surgery will not be eligible. These medications and lubricants have been known to cause an adverse reaction in some people.

The irony for about two percent of patients, instead of removing acne scars, scarring may be formed during the laser surgery procedure and because of the scarring, infections may set in. Moreover, the skin at the spot where the laser surgery was performed may be lightened.

In some cases it can take several days of bruising and discoloration before the appearance of a smoother skin. Most of the cases, the areas affected are small and the procedure is normally done as an outpatient in the doctor's office. However, before deciding on laser surgery to treat your acne scars, do seek the experts for advice.
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Cindy Heller is a professional writer. Visit acne scar skin care to learn more about light therapy for acne and increase your acne awareness.
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