No one wants acne. Acne is estimated to affect more than 80% of the world’s population at some time during their life. Fortunately, now there are options. Living with acne is no longer a condition that you have to accept.
Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, is excited to offer the Blu-U® acne treatment. This advanced method of treating light to moderate recurrent acne uses a non-laser visible blue light that kills the bacteria that cause acne in the first place. This treatment does not depend on medication or antibiotics and offers an effective, noninvasive and pain-free treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about this safe and effective acne treatment, please call 407-339-3222 to schedule a consultation today. Fiala Aesthetics welcomes patients from the Orlando area and all surrounding Florida communities.
About Blu-U® Acne Treatment
The BLU-U® Blue Light Therapy system gained FDA approval in 2003. Blu-U® light is not UV light, so it doesn’t cause skin damage or sunburns like the old UV lamps of the 1950s and 1960s. When blue light is used as a treatment for acne, the blue light penetrates deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target, without negatively affecting the surrounding skin. Blu-U® light gives you an alternative that is effective, patient-friendly, and without systemic repercussions.
The benefits of Blu-U® Light Acne Treatments include:
- Reduce the number of painful acne pimples
- Prevent scarring
- Shorten the acne life cycle
- Reduce the psychological stress and embarrassment that acne causes
- Partially destroys overactive sebaceous glands
- Kills the P.acnes bacteria, which causes inflammation
BLU-U® blue light system can be used alone as an acne treatment or it can be turbo-charged with Levulan® solution. Levulan is a topical drug that is absorbed especially well by abnormal cells and oil glands. Levulan makes these areas more susceptible to blue light treatment. Blu-U® and Levulan are considered the most effective acne treatments that do not depend on oral medication to treat acne. During this combined treatment, while inactivating bacteria, it also shuts down sebaceous glands and unclogs pores by exfoliating your skin. Thus, an additional benefit of this treatment is the cosmetic improvement of your skin, which can smooth the appearance of acne scarring. By addressing root causes, long-term reduction of acne is more likely to be achieved and this approach is often used in treating more severe cases.
For acne sufferers whose skin has become resistant to ointments and medications or for those who simply want to eliminate the daily hassles of treating acne, BLU-U® acne therapy has become a popular option. If you are struggling to control your acne and are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, BLU-U® might be what you need.
Blu-U® acne light therapy is effective, painless, and has no known side effects. To find out if Blu-U® acne treatment is right for you, please call Fiala Aesthetics at 407-339-3222 for your consultation. Dr. Fiala and his knowledgeable staff will provide you with all of the information you need to make the most informed decision.
Blu-U® light treatments take only 15 minutes once or twice a week, while you sit comfortably beneath the light with a special pair of glasses to protect your eyes. Blu-U® acne light therapy is safe, not painful, and your treatments may take up to five weeks or longer depending on your situation. You may require maintenance treatments to keep the clearing at an optimum level and within a few weeks, Blu-U® light can give you back your beautiful complexion.
Blu-U® Acne Treatment FAQs
What is the Blu-U® Light Treatment?
The Blu-U® is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target. It only affects the P. acnes bacteria, not the normal tissue and it contains no radiation and does not damage the skin itself.
Will Blu-U® get rid f all my acne?
Blu-U® treats only inflamed mild to moderate acne blemishes. Blu-U is not designed to clear cystic and/or nodular acne or comedones and will provide little or no clearing of these lesions. For those who suffer from severe acne, Dr. Fiala may recommend additional treatments.
Should I do anything special between Blu-U® treatments?
You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes at all times. Dr. Fiala will advise you of correct products and proper home care during and after your treatment.
How is a Blu-U® treatment performed?
At your appointment, we will protect your eyes with special glasses. You will then sit in front of a light for a short time. Optimal results will be achieved if you follow the recommended twice a week schedule of blue light treatments and after several weeks, you will see significant improvement.
If your acne does not appear to be responding to the blue light treatments, Dr. Fiala may recommend Blu-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy. This treatment requires the application of Levulan, a topical medication, to the skin by the medical staff. After a short incubation time, you will be placed in front of the blue light to activate the medication. You will be instructed to avoid the sun completely for the first 48 hours to prevent reactivation of the medication.
Photodynamic Therapy treatment?
The Levulan Photodynamic Therapy, treatment begins with the application of Levulan on all of the affected acne areas. After receiving this treatment, you will wait approximately 45 minutes to allow the Levulan to saturate deep into your skin. After the waiting time, you will put on protective goggles and sit in front of the Blu-U® Blue Light. The Blu-U® Blue Light portion of the treatment takes approximately 15 minutes.
What are the risks of a Blue Light Acne Treatment?
Blu-U® treatment is a very safe and non-invasive method of treating acne. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissue to reach the acne target and it only affects the P. acnes bacteria, not the normal tissue.
How long do the results last?
Clinical data suggest that most patients find their acne improves after two weeks of twice-weekly treatments. While many patients continue to improve over the months following treatment, some patients experience a plateau in their improvement and repeated treatments may be necessary to maintain results.
How effective are lasers in the treatment of acne?
Research studies have shown that up to 91% of patients saw their acne improve by an average of 66%. In the most recent clinical study, patients saw their acne become 81% less severe.
Are there side effects?
Since Blu-U® is not a drug, there are no drug-related side effects to worry about. Immediately following the procedure, some patients experience mild to moderate redness and swelling that will fade in as little as a couple of hours to as much as a few days.
For more information about Blu-U® or to learn if this acne treatment is the best choice for your needs, call Fiala Aesthetics at 407-339-3222 and schedule your consultation today. Located in Altamonte Springs, we serve all surrounding areas of Florida including Winter Park and Orlando.