Benefits of Blue Light

The idea of putting a light on your face to clear your skin is a hard concept to wrap your mind around. When I first heard about light therapy I said, "That's a bunch of hocus pocus designed to steal your money." So for those that feel that way, I am not surprised. Although the treatment feels silly it isn't and it is highly effective when done CORRECTLY.

Please do not read this and go out and buy a random blue light expecting the same results as a professional light that is specifically designed and manufactured for effective skin penetration. Proper facial blue lights should range from 405-420nm in wavelength in order to invoke change in the skin.

Blue light therapy is most known for treating acne prone skin because the light is able to kill the acne causing P. bacteria (Propionibacterium). Many of us who struggle with acne are familiar with extracting blackheads and whiteheads but what we don't consider is once that bacteria is extracted from our skin it leaves behind microscopic bacteria that settles somewhere else on our face causing more breakouts to appear. Yes we wash our face after but as we all know bacteria moves fast and it is nearly impossible to wash away all of it. That is where blue light comes in. After extraction blue light is able to kill the bacteria that we do not see allowing the skin to heal without residual breakouts popping up.

Now, this is not a cure all, you will need to remain consistent with your treatment and if you are new to this, you will need 1 treatment done weekly for 8 weeks and once completed, maintenance is done once a month with your regular routine facial.

There are also studies that have shown that blue light aids in the repair of acne scars, treats sun damage and premalignant or malignant (cancerous) skin growths. Yes, according to Healthline, blue light therapy is know to prevent and treat cancerous skin lesions that have not spread to other areas of the body (or metastasized).

The main thing to understand is that with everything, improvement and results take time as skin needs to rebuild itself as explained in my previous blog, "When to Expect Change in Your Skin".

If you have any additional questions or you are excited to start your treatment today, please email us at

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