Acne occurs when hair follicles on the surface of the skin become clogged with the naturally-occurring skin oil sebum. This oil combines with dead skin cells and bacteria to form small lesions or wounds we call pimples. Thankfully, acne treatment with LightStim® exists, and it could work for you.
Acne commonly develops on the face, back, chest, shoulders and buttocks. It can affect people of all ages but is most often connected to teenagers. There are several severities of acne starting with the mildest, blackheads, which are clogged pores that are open to the air, and whiteheads, which are clogged pores that are still sealed from the air. Small, red bumps are called papules, and papules with pus are called pustules. Nodules and cystic lesions are large infections beneath the surface of the skin and the most severe form of acne.
LightStim® is an acne treatment that uses various wavelengths of light to destroy the bacteria, help heal the acne and produce healthy, clear skin. LightStim® delivers light energy to the skin in a similar way the sun delivers light energy to plants. Skin absorbs the light and turns it into energy to heal acne and other types of skin issues such as fine lines and wrinkles. The light is ultraviolet-free and applied directly to the skin. It may also temporarily increase blood circulation and is mainly for mild to moderate acne.
LightStim® has been approved by the FDA to treat mild to moderate acne. It is suitable for teenagers and adults. There have been numerous studies on the effect of blue Light Emitting Diode (LED) light therapy for acne, and the results have shown the light to be effective without negative side effects. LightStim® started with advanced NASA LED technology and developed a patented technology to emit simultaneously many colors of light that work together when applied to acne and other skin issues to make the skin look fresher and more youthful.
If you are tired of trying over-the-counter creams and gels and don’t want to take antibiotics or other oral medications to treat your acne, LightStim® acne treatment may be a good option for you. You can learn more about it when you visit our specialist at Exquisite MD Spa for a consultation. Contact us today to book your appointment in San Diego!