Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris

At-home treatment with blue-light therapy has been approved for treatment of acne, but is it effective?Annals of Family Medicine
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Abstract PURPOSE: Antibiotic use in acne treatment raises concerns about increased resistance, necessitating alternatives. We assessed the effectiveness of blue-light therapy for acne. METHODS: We analyzed randomized controlled trials comparing blue light with nonlight interventions. Studies included people of any age, sex, and acne severity, in any setting, and reported on investigator-assessed change in acne severity, patients' assessment of improvement, change in inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions, and adverse events. Where data were sufficient, mean differences were calculated. RESULTS: Eighteen...
Source: Annals of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Ann Fam Med Source Type: research
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
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Abstract Acne vulgaris is the most prevalent chronic skin disease in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million people per year, mostly adolescents and young adults. Potential sequelae of acne, such as scarring, dyspigmentation, and low self-esteem, may result in significant morbidity. Typical acne lesions involve the pilosebaceous follicles and the interrelated processes of sebum production, Cutibacterium acnes (previously called Propionibacterium acnes) colonization, and inflammation. Acne may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on the number and type of skin lesions. Multiple treatment agents a...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial skin disease, characterized by proliferation of bacteria, hyperkeratinization, inflammation, and excess sebum production, mainly prevalent in adolescents and young adults. Various types of blue and red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been used independently and in combination as an alternative, chemical-free option for the treatment of acne. Recent research has demonstrated the significant antiinflammatory activity of red light via modulation of cytokine release and its effect on hyperkeratinization and further research has elucidated the antibacterial efficacy of blue light (up to 440 n...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Among other things, red light therapy can improve acne, speed up wound healing, and reduce inflammation. There is a very low risk of side effects. Learn more here.
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Acne vulgaris affects a large portion of the population and drives many patients to seek over-the-counter (OTC) treatments. Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy has recently emerged as a potential therapeutic option for inflammatory acne. We used the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) premarket submission database to assess the growth in OTC LED therapy devices for treatment of acne. We also used Google Trends data in searches for "acne light therapy mask" to characterize growth in consumer interest in these devices. Overall, 35 LED devices received pre-market approval from 2000 to 2018, with a peak in ...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Abstract Acne vulgaris affects a large portion of the population and drives many patients to seek over-the-counter (OTC) treatments. Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy has recently emerged as a potential therapeutic option for inflammatory acne. We used the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) premarket submission database to assess the growth in OTC LED therapy devices for treatment of acne. We also used Google Trends data in searches for "acne light therapy mask" to characterize growth in consumer interest in these devices. Overall, 35 LED devices received pre-market approval from 2000 to 201...
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research
Condition:   Acne Interventions:   Drug: Neutrogena ® Light Therapy Acne Mask (MASK);   Drug: Topical OTC benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel and OTC adapalene Sponsor:   New York University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
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