Understanding Photodynamic Therapy for Acne

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Understanding Photodynamic Therapy for Acne

Caring for the Health and Beauty of Skin for over 40 years

Acne (link back to acne patient education section) is a common skin disease that affects people of all ages, accounting for millions of visits to office-based physicians a year. The Blu-U has a unique light that kills the bacteria P. acnes that causes acne in your skin. Treatments are simple, and involve sitting with your face close to the blue light for a short session once or twice a week for a course of several treatments. This therapy is ideal for candidates with moderate acne who prefer to not take oral medications. It is safe and pain free. Ask our doctors if PDT for acne is right for you!

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During the consultation, the doctor will review your individual skin or body needs to provide a recommendation for maximum results   


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As you start your treatment, follow-ups may be required. Our goal is to ensure we exceed your expectations as your appearance is a reflection of us. 

Recommended Solutions

Benzoyl Peroxide

Used in mild cases of acne, benzoyl peroxide reduces the blockages in the hair follicles.

Oral and Topical Antibiotics

Used to treat any infection in the pores.


A derivative of Vitamin A, tretinoin helps unplug the blocked-up material in whiteheads/blackheads. It has become a mainstay in the treatment of acne.

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Hormonal Treatments

Can be used for adult women with hormonally induced acne.


Removal of whiteheads and blackheads using a small metal instrument that is centered on the comedone and pushed down, extruding the blocked pore.

Photodynamic Therapy for Acne

A  blue light treatment is favored by many of our patients who prefer to not take oral medications. After acne treatment, many people may find that their acne has caused some scarring. Acne scarring is something that may be treated using microneedling.