No matter your age, the daily struggle to attain a flawless complexion is one that nearly all of us share. One of the biggest challenges faced by people of all ages is how to get rid of blemishes and control acne breakouts.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), more than 50 million Americans seek treatment for acne each year. Solutions range from over-the-counter medications to strong prescription antibiotics and facial resurfacing.

When you’re looking for a non-invasive, effective way to eliminate acne at its source, Vesper Gray Med Spa has news for you: Our Med Spa in Denver provides beneficial blue light therapy in a soothing spa-like atmosphere.

What is Blue Light Therapy?

Light therapy is used to treat conditions ranging from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to minor surface scarring and stretch marks. The spectrum of light and the number of sessions depends on the condition of your skin, beauty concerns, and anticipated results. For example, UV light improves mood. Light Emitting Diode lights (LED) stimulate collagen production and improve surface skin tone, texture, and appearance.

But, those aren’t the only benefits of light therapy. Unlike more intensive procedures like exfoliating treatment, light therapy is non-abrasive and requires no recovery time. All you need to do is relax and let the healing waves of LED light bathe targeted areas of your face and body.

Three Benefits of Blue LED Lights for Controlling Acne

Although there are several applications for blue LED light therapy, it’s most widely used to address the problems associated with mild to moderate acne breakouts. This condition afflicts 70% of adolescents and more than half of all adults.

Causes include:

  • Overactive sebaceous glands
  • Clogged pores
  • Surface bacteria
  • Genetics

Research shows that undergoing weekly light therapy sessions on the natural violet to blue spectrum for one month significantly reduced the incidences of blackheads, pustules, and lesions as well as reducing the number and severity of future breakouts.

Best of all, light therapy can significantly improve skin health and appearance without the use of antibiotics or harsh chemicals.

We can’t do much about genetics. But, blue light therapy addresses other causes of acne and improves your skin’s appearance in very specific ways.

Blue Light Therapy Reduces the Conditions That Cause Acne Breakouts

Genetics aside, acne has two main causes: oil and dirt buildup in the pores from overactive sebaceous glands and bacteria. These glands produce the oils that keep our skin supple and healthy, but excessive oil secretions act as a magnet for dust and dirt in the environment that lands on the skin surface.

Sweat and habits like touching your skin or not removing makeup contribute to the surface debris, which gets into your pores and becomes infected. As you age, cell turnover decreases and compounds the problem.

Blue LED lighting reduces oil secretions, attacking the problem of oily skin and clogged pores at the source. It also kills surface bacteria called Propionibacterium that infects the skin, leaving it inflamed and prone to breakouts.

Using Blue LED Lighting Improves Overall Skin Appearance

Blue LED light treatment doesn’t just reduce redness and bacteria from acne. It also improves surface texture and appearance by reducing the appearance of scars and pitting from previous breakouts.

This is achieved through a process called photodynamic therapy (PDT), which combines a medical-grade drug that supercharges the effects of light therapy. It’s perfectly safe and can be used with other acne treatments that don’t cause photosensitivity.

Blue Light Therapy Addresses Other Conditions

While you’re treating acne at its source and removing signs of breakouts on the surface, you’re also addressing other skin conditions and diseases. Like acne, many of these are worsened by stress. The soothing blue light improves your mood while addressing physical problems that contribute to acne and other skin conditions.

For example, clogged pores due to an overactive sebaceous gland are thought to contribute to androgenic alopecia in men and women. Blue light therapy also reduced the appearance of sun damage and the signs of premature aging that are the result, such as dark spots and fine lines. Not only that, it promotes healing by addressing a condition called actinic keratosis. These are abnormal cells caused by sun exposure that could develop into skin cancers.

The treatment doesn’t just reduce inflammation, redness, and scarring from acne. Those who suffer from psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema also notice an improvement in their condition after treatment.

Is LED Light Therapy Safe?

When applied by a trained, certified aesthetician, LED light therapy is perfectly safe for most people. It contains none of the potentially harmful UV rays of sunlamps, and it can still be used in conjunction with other treatments and procedures. In fact, light therapy is a gentle complement to our full line of skin care services.

As long as you maintain a regular daily skincare routine and periodic face and body treatments, you’ll experience long-term results from better skin health, an improved appearance, and more confidence.

You might have discovered similar treatments in the form of wands or lamps that can be used at home, They line the shelves of big box, drug, and beauty supply stores everywhere. However, the technology and strength of these home systems is unreliable and results may vary from product to product.

Our facility uses medical-grade products and sate-of-the-industry equipment. Combined with our knowledge of skin health and our experience treating most common beauty concerns, you’ll enjoy better outcomes and longer-lasting results.

Where to Find Blue Light Therapy in Denver

Your search for gentle, effective, acne treatment in Denver is over when you visit Vesper Gray Med Spa. Our trained and talented aestheticians provide a range of skin and beauty services that are designed to address your most pressing concerns.

Don’t hesitate to visit our website to book an appointment today. You can also call us at (720) 682-2269 or drop an email.