Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of Americans, but treating and preventing this chronic skin disorder can be challenging. It’s therefore not surprising that people with acne are often interested in finding out what treatments help to prevent it.
What causes acne?
Acne is linked to the excess production of oil by the sebaceous or oil glands. The excess oil can combine with dead skin cells on the surface to clog the pores, leading to the growth of bacteria that can cause inflammation and infection. Stress, hormones, and some types of medication, can also contribute to acne.
What treatments help to prevent acne?
There are several acne treatments available, and the choice depends on the type and severity of the acne. However, LED (light-emitting diode) light technology, particularly Omnilux light therapy, is regarded as one of the most effective treatment options.
Omnilux light therapy for acne
The Omnilux device emits wavelengths of blue and red light that kill the acne-causing bacteria, and reduce redness and inflammation. Omnilux is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory acne treatment that minimizes existing breakouts, and prevents the formation of new pimples. Patients typically notice a reduction in breakouts and redness about 3 weeks after treatment.
Omnilux light therapy is safe for all skin types, and treats mild to moderate and cystic acne (click here to learn more).
How many Omnilux treatments will I need?
Most patients need a series of 6-8 Omnilux treatments to achieve maximum results. However it’s best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to obtain a customized treatment regimen.
Would you like to know if you are a good candidate for Omnilux light therapy? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Newport Beach, CA area, Zena Medical is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.zenamedical.com, or by calling 949-200-8222.