Acne Treatment: Purelight (Blue Light) Treatment
Acne vulgaris is one of the world’s most common skin conditions, resulting from the obstruction, bacterial colonization and inflammation of the sebaceous follicles. It affects between 85-100% of adolescents under the age of 24 years and is present in upto 50% of adults over 25 years old.
Acne stems from an abnormal amount of bacteria, mainly propionibacterium acnes (P.acne), resulting in an inflammatory condiion. The P.acne bacterium produces a metabolic product named Porphyrin. When exposed to blue light Porphyrins produces singlet oxygen which kills bacteria responsible for acne.
Purelight targets bacteria without thermally affecting the surrounding tissues, thereby insuring the wellbeing of those requiring long term multiple sessions. Purelight therapy is both natural and non-invasive. Sebaceous glands will return to their natural state without being thermally altered. It relies on the interaction of the “VIOLET” light with the acne bacteria.
This interaction generates singlet oxygen, which attacks and kills the bacteria responsible for acne. Depending on the severity of the problem being treated a series of 6 to 12 treatments is necessary.
Home care products are recommended and available at Dream Laser.