Blue Light Acne Treatment

Blue Light Acne Treatment

Reduce Acne With Blue Light Laser Therapy

Acne will affect most people at some point in their lives. It can be a devastating condition that impacts a person’s self-esteem and social life. It may begin during puberty and make reappearances throughout our lives, changing from month to month or year to year. In some cases, acne doesn’t occur until adulthood.

Acne Can Be Caused By A Number Of Factors Including:

  • Overactive Sebaceous (Oil) Glands
  • Blocked Follicles
  • Hormones
  • Use Of Anabolic Steroids
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Improper Skincare/Makeup Products

The good news is that acne is a very controllable condition thanks to today’s advancements in treatments and products.

Below is a brief summary of the 5 types of acne. When treating acne at our Edmonton Clinic, we always complete a thorough skin analysis to determine both the cause and type. This helps us decide the best course of treatment for you.

  1. Blackheads – Blackheads are caused by clogged pores from excess sebum (oil) or dead skin cells. The surface will appear black or yellow.
  2. Whiteheads – These are similar to blackheads in look, however the top of the pore is closed which makes them more difficult to extract.
  3. Papules – Inflamed, sore, red bumps. May cause scarring.
  4. Pustules – Like papules, however, pustules are filled with pus. They often have a white or yellow tip. Sometimes these pustules can be very inflamed and lead to scarring.
  5. Cystic Acne – Cysts are characterized as being tender, raised, and hard with no surface opening. Whether the cysts are large or small, this type of acne often causes scarring.

Blue Light Laser Can Improve And Reduce The Appearance Of:

  • Red, Inflamed, And Cystic Acne
  • Bumpy, Uneven Texture
  • Overall Skin Quality
  • Prevents Future Breakouts

Blue Light Laser is a highly effective treatment for combating those pesky breakouts. Blue light penetrates the skin's hair follicles and pores, which harbor the bacteria that can cause acne and inflammation. This is our go-to treatment for anyone who has an event coming up and can’t have the downtime common with other acne procedures. Just one treatment will dramatically reduce the size and appearance of active acne within 24 hours.

Benefits Of Blue Light Acne Laser Treatment:

  • Quick
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Downtime
  • Little To No Discomfort
  • Noticeable Results Within 24 Hours

Treatment Details:

  • Treatment Time - 30 Minutes
  • Recommended Intervals - 3-4 Treatments, 1 Week Apart
  • Recovery Time - Minimal – Same Day

Book An Acne Consultation Today

If you're dealing with breakouts or the onset of adult acne, don't hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team. At Glo Skin & Medspa, acne treatments are highly customized and we treat both active breakouts and scarring. You can reach us by phone at (780) 481-9772 or through our online contact form


We understand that everyone’s skin is different. Here at Glo, we truly love educating clients about their skin. 

That's why we offer Complimentary Consultations; you’ll have access to highly trained Skin Therapists who will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about the treatments that are best suited for you. 

Through a Customized Treatment Plan, we'll work together to help you achieve your ultimate skin goals. The best part? All of our consultations are no obligation!

Bacteria are very sensitive to the blue light spectrum. Unlike topical treatments that work to decrease inflammation and bacteria on the surface of the skin, light treatment eliminates acne-causing bacteria (otherwise known as P.acnes) before it can feed off of the oil glands that cause redness and inflammation.

There may be some mild discomfort during the treatment. Most clients describe the feeling as a slight sting or ‘snap’. There is often less discomfort with subsequent treatments as your skin becomes clearer.

We do our best ensure you’re as comfortable as possible and many clients tolerate this treatment with no problem.


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