Understanding The Value Of Acne Treatments

Hi, I'm Jackie Gibon. I still struggle with acne that started in my teen years despite sitting firmly in mid-adulthood. Complicating medical conditions, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, make it difficult to overcome acne outbreaks that occur as hormones flare. Thanks to my strong interest in skincare routines, I have gleaned information that helps keep my skin in good shape otherwise. I just need help when my hormone levels run amok. Thankfully, I can rely on my dermatologist to provide adequate acne treatments that bring my skin back into line. I hope to share my experiences with these treatments with you through this site. I will talk about acne treatments, skincare routines and products you can use to control outbreaks. Please feel free to drop by anytime. Thanks for visiting.

Watch A Light Show While Your Skin Is Beautified With LED Lights


LED light therapy can be beneficial for someone that has acne, has wounds on their face, or has wrinkled skin on their stomach, legs, or elsewhere. If you are interested in this, below is some information about LED light therapy to help you make the best-informed decision if it is something you would like to do. 

Rejuvenates Your Skin

LED light comes in two different colors: blue and red. Red light aids in skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen that plumps up the skin. This increased collagen minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. It can also treat sun damage and stretch marks. This therapy, along with other types of acme treatments for skin rejuvenation, such as skin resurfacing, can result in younger looking skin.

Treats Acne

Bacteria on your face cause acne to appear. When a doctor uses blue light LED therapy, it kills the bacteria, and, as a result, your face will start to clear. This light therapy does not make current acne on your face to disappear but prevents future acne from appearing. You will likely have to have more than one treatment of light therapy for it to work properly. There are side effects you may experience, such as skin redness, pain, and peeling skin. Your doctor can go over these with you.  You may also be told to stay out of the sun for a certain amount of time because your skin will be sensitive to the sun.


There are many different types of treatments a dermatologist can use to treat acne, such as antibiotics and topical treatments, and they do work. There are advantages, however, of choosing the LED treatment including:

  • Generally less expensive
  • No pain or burning of the skin
  • Will not harm your eyes
  • Is considered a natural product as no chemicals are used.

Home LED Treatments

You will find LED light treatment therapy at many pharmacies and retail stores. These may work but not near as well as getting the treatment done by a dermatologist. This is because they are not as strong. These products are also usually expensive. After your treatment is finished, your dermatologist may recommend an LED machine you can purchase over the counter that will work to keep the acne at bay.

Visit your dermatologist to learn more about LED light therapy. They can tell you how the procedure works, and if it will be right for your skin problems. 


4 February 2016