What causes acne?
Acne is an inflammatory process resulting from abnormal desquamation of the sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. The combination of oil and dead skin cells clogging the pore creates the perfect environment for a certain type of bacteria to proliferate. Clogged pores, along with the presence of bacteria, encourage an inflammatory process in the skin resulting in the red, pustular appearance of acne.
How long does the treatment take?
The affected area sits under the blue light for about 15 minutes twice a week for a minimum of 4-5 weeks.
How long does the treatment last?
Clinical studies reveal that with Levulan, the effects of the BLU-U® Photodynamic Therapy Acne Treatment can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years for teenagers and a lifetime for adults.