How Blu-U Light Can Help Acne

Acne can be one of the toughest skin concerns to treat. If you’re exploring your options for clearer skin, then partnering with a board-certified dermatologist can be one of the best steps to take. At Fargo Center for Dermatology, we offer Blu-U light, a technology that can achieve noticeable results. Here’s how Blu-U can help you!

What is Blu-U Light?

Blu-U Light Photodynamic Therapy is a unique, non-drug therapy that helps to treat inflammatory acne. Blu-U Light is a laser light technology that works by controlling the bacteria in the skin that commonly causes acne. Treatment involves administering blue light to the skin to effectively kill bacteria and reduce breakouts. It’s a great supplement to your at-home acne regimen or other professional aesthetic services. Patients can do treatments in conjunction with oral and topical prescription medications; however, some patients choose to do BLU light treatments instead of taking oral medications. Blu-U is extremely safe; in fact, Blu-U is a popular acne treatment option for pregnant women when acne treatments during pregnancy are otherwise limited.

How Can Blu-U Help Acne?

A series of Blu-U treatments in the clinic helps to get rid of acne-causing bacteria. This is a different approach than many other acne treatments which typically include regulating hormones, exfoliating dead skin cells and debris, or boosting skin cell turnover with topical medications like retinol. For patients that haven’t had noticeable results with traditional acne treatments or struggle with treatment side effects, light therapy treatments are a beneficial option.

What to Expect After Treatment

Blu-U works best as part of your treatment regimen a few times per month, and Dr. Rachel Ness can recommend the best at-home skincare from our full line of physician-grade products. After treatment, it’s best to wear SPF 30+ to prevent sun damage since your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight. Our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions on how to get the most out of your light therapy treatments.

Schedule an Appointment

At Fargo Center for Dermatology, we offer the latest in acne technologies to help you achieve clear, radiant skin. To meet with our team and learn more, contact our office by calling or scheduling an appointment online.