The cost of blue light therapy varies according to the severity of the patient’s acne symptoms. However, on average, the cost of a single treatment starts at $199. Patients can also opt to undergo a package of 4 blue light treatments for the price of $499.
Typically, it takes 1 or 2 days to recover from a session involving blue light therapy.
At SpaMedica, it takes about 20-30 minutes for dermatologists and SpaMedica technicians to perform a blue light therapy treatment.
Despite being one of the most prevalent skin issues in the world, acne still has a tendency to make people feel small, alone, and insecure. Fortunately, blue light therapy is a non-invasive procedure designed to effectively treat freckles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and Rosacea. By utilizing high-tech medical equipment, blue light therapy significantly reduces acne lesions in over 80% of clients.
Fundamentally, a good candidate for blue light therapy is someone who is seeking non-surgical treatment to improve skin imperfections caused by sun or acne damage. Ideally, patients should be over the age of 18 to ensure that they have completed the development period of puberty. As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates should have logical expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the procedure.
Reduce Skin Irritation
Blue light therapy reduces skin irritation that occurs as a result of acne.
Blue light therapy can restore lost confidence by reducing redness around the cheeks and forehead, as well as by eliminating the visibility of acne damage.
Unlike surgical procedures, blue light therapy boasts little to no recovery.
Blue light therapy treatments are completely hands-free and anesthesia-free.
Like all procedures, blue light therapy for acne comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland has been performing blue light therapy for many years and, after this many procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these treatment risks have been reported:
You may experience a low level of discomfort following a blue light therapy treatment. This discomfort is often compared to a mild sunburn and should subside in the hours or days after the treatment.
While risks are minimal, a complication that can occur involves the infection of the skin. However, the dermatologists at SpaMedica take extra care to avoid the risk of infection.
In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
Like these other potential risks, any redness should diminish not long after the procedure.
SpaMedica represents Canada’s largest private cosmetic laser and dermatology centre. Dr. Mulholland and the dermatologists at SpaMedica pioneered the use of advanced photo facial treatments using multiple lasers and light-based energy systems to get the best possible treatment for acne. As such, the dermatologists at SpaMedica are recognized as national and international experts in their field. By choosing SpaMedica, you’ll gain access to renowned dermatologists that can serve your needs with a wide array of laser and energy-based technologies designed to optimize your outcome and minimize the risk of complications.
Many choose to supplement their blue light therapy treatment with other non-invasive procedures, such as the SonoSalic silk peels and ALA applications, IPL photorejuvenation and fractional radiofrequency needle-based treatments.
A blue light therapy treatment involves a series of intense blue lights applied to the area requiring treatment. Any acne, spots, freckles, or hyperpigmentation will be evaporated or absorbed by the heating light. Unlike traditional laser treatment, blue light therapy penetrates all layers of the skin, seeking out and attacking the acne bacteria living in the sebaceous gland.
For moderate or advanced acne, SpaMedica dermatologists recommended applying Alpha Levulinic Acid (ALA) prior to your blue light treatment, which is activated by the blue light and targets the acne bacteria.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the procedure, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the treatment. It is also recommended that you keep the targeted area well-moisturized prior to your treatment. In addition, it is also important to clear any bacteria, make-up, or cream from the targeted area before undergoing blue light therapy.
Following your blue light treatment at SpaMedica, your dermatologist may recommend that you administer local or oral antibiotics for some time after your procedure. It is also recommended that you supplement your initial treatment with a number of follow-up visits to ensure the longevity of your results.
There is a minimal amount of discomfort involved in blue light therapy. In fact, the actual blue light approach is considered to be completely painless. While it is normal to experience mild discomfort following the treatment, any irregular sensations can easily be controlled through oral medication.
The results of blue light therapy are intended to be permanent, providing that patients respect their instructions for post-operative maintenance.