Acne Light and Rosacea Therapy in Staten Island, NY

Red light therapy is dermatologist recommended to treat rosacea. The benefits of red light therapy include alleviation of sunburns, restoration of moisture, evening of skin tone, and reduction of inflammation, tightness, and itching. The red light penetrates under the skin 8-10 mm. When the red light reaches the skin affected by rosacea, the skin cells absorb it and increases circulation. As a result, more blood and oxygen rush to the areas to accelerate the healing and regeneration of skin cells. 

Red light therapy is a non-invasive, safe treatment for rosacea. The flushing, swelling, bumps, pain, and sensitivity of rosacea are visibly reduced without medications or topical creams that can cause flare-ups. Treatments last about 3-5 minutes each, and are recommended twice a week for sustained results. 

Blue light therapy is recommended for treatment of chronic acne. The treatment has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to eliminate existing acne and prevent acne in the future.The blue light kills acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which causes cystic acne. The blue light eliminates bacteria in the oil glands of skin that causes pimples and inflammation. 

Eliminating the bacteria from skin decreases inflammation that causes red, irritated pimples as well as the overproduction of oil that can cause future breakouts. After several treatments, visible acne is significantly reduced and skin regains its normal appearance.