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BLU-U Light Therapy

Cosmetic Dermatology Pocono Medical Care announces an exciting new therapy for people who have suffered with acne, rosacea, sun damage and actinic keratosis!

Let There Be Light! BLU-U Light Photodynamic Therapy

People who have suffered with acne, rosacea, sun damage and actinic keratosis are excited about BLU-U™ Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy. It is a relatively simple new procedure combining a medication with a blue light.

“There is a new hope for millions of people who struggle with these types of skin conditions,” says Marina Buckley, MD of Cosmetic Dermatology / Pocono Medical Care in Milford, PA.

“It is an advancement in technology that we are excited to be able offer new and existing patients,” Dr. Buckley says.

Traditional therapies for acne involve keralytic agents, such as the retinoids, which thin the top layer of skin and unplug the oil glands; topical antiseptics and antibiotics, which diminish the number of bacteria in the skin; and oral antibiotics, which similarly diminish the bacteria. These treatments have their benefits, but also have their limitations of being inconvenient, and occasionally toxic.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) represents an entirely new method of treating acne. With photodynamic therapy, a medication that is activated by light is applied to the skin. After a short period of time, the medication is then washed off and the skin is exposed to the BLU-U™ Blue Light system. The BLU-U™ light energy causes the release of singlet oxygen molecules, which have the biologic effect of eliminating P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for acne. BLU-U treatment also has the unique ability to minimize pores and reduce oil glands, effectively treating stubborn acne, rosacea, and diminishing the appearance of some acne scars. Active acne can improve dramatically and the treatment may eliminate the need for oral antibiotics or Accutane.

There are many benefits to BLU-U Photodynamic Therapy. The side effects are minimal. It’s gentle (no needles or surgery) and the skin improves rapidly. The number of treatments varies depending on the condition and the severity. You may only need one treatment or 4-6 treatments a couple weeks apart. “Either way, whether it’s one or more treatments, the results are astonishing,” states Dr. Buckley.

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