TheraLight’s VersaClear® light therapy system offers blue light therapy to reduce and manage the bacteria that’s typically the main culprit for acne. So for your skin’s long-term care and rejuvenation, blue light therapy has many benefits.
Since blue light therapy is commonly used for acne, we can begin by trying to understand what causes it.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is often caused by the activity of bacteria under the skin called the acne bacterium. Acne bacterium is completely natural. It does not cause acne directly, but their interaction with other chemicals produced by the body can lead to the symptoms of acne.
The symptoms of acne may occur due to a number of reasons, including stress, hormone production, and many others. However, it’s produced naturally, it’s more difficult to kill them with oral or topical antibiotics.
It is important to keep in mind that if bacteria didn’t exist under the skin, then even the right circumstances, like stress for instance, will not cause acne.
How Blue Light Therapy Works
When you use blue light therapy, it’s absorbed into a substance called Protoporphyrin IX, which is produced by the bacteria. After being absorbed, the light and the chemical substance react with oxygen, resulting in a destruction of the bacteria.
In order to attain the best results possible from the use of blue light therapy, you need to understand how to use this device and follow the instructions completely to ensure a safe and effective procedure.
The following is the easy and safe instructions for using the VersaClear® Skin Therapy System by Theralight, Inc. for blue light therapy treatments:
Use the device for 10 to 30 minutes daily for 1 to 2 weeks. You may skip a day in between; it will not hinder the effects of the therapy. For good results, the ideal usage time is 20 minutes every day, with two separate 10-minute sessions.
- During the therapy, it is best to keep your eyes closed to protect your eyes from radiation. Additionally, always wear the goggles that are provided, as this will give better protection to your eyelids.
- Although there is no known side effect of blue light, do not use the therapy for more than one hour a day.
- Never look at the bulbs directly without wearing the glasses, and if other people enter the room, warn them to avoid looking at the light. They should also wear the glasses if they will be in the room for more than a minute.
In order to determine the effects of the light therapy, it’s recommended to take ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photographs from a digital camera. These will help you determine the results.
Although there is no complete cure for acne, the blue light therapy should reduce your symptoms for longer intervals.
It is recommended that you do not share the device with others.