Light Therapy & High-Frequency Treatments Reduce Acne
Acne is an extremely prevalent skin condition that can significantly impact a teen or adult’s self-esteem. While professional acne facials provide a solid foundation for managing acne, incorporating additional treatments like light therapy and high-frequency treatment can enhance the effectiveness of the facial and help combat acne breakouts.
Many spas and salons offer acne facials. But AMAE Med Spa is one of very few providers in the entire Birmingham, West Bloomfield and Troy, MI area to offer light therapy and high-frequency treatment as part of their customized acne facials.
In this article, the acne experts at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area explore the benefits of combining light therapy and high-frequency treatment with acne facials, to reduce or eliminate current and future acne breakouts.
Light Therapy Acne Treatment
Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, utilizes specific wavelengths of light to target acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote skin healing. During an acne facial, light therapy is typically performed using a specialized light-emitting device.
The device is directed at the affected areas for a specific duration, typically around 15 to 20 minutes per session. Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results. Two common types of light therapy used for acne treatment are blue light therapy and red-light therapy.
Blue light in the frequency range of 405 to 420 nanometers (nm) is effective in killing Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), a bacterium that contributes to acne. When exposed to blue light, P. acnes produces free radicals that damage the bacteria, reducing its population, helping to eliminate acne symptoms including pimples and cysts.
Red light in the frequency range of 620 to 700 nm has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes tissue healing. It helps calm irritated skin, reduce redness, and accelerate the skin’s natural healing process. Red light therapy also stimulates collagen production, promoting smoother skin, minimizing scars from previous breakouts, and improving overall skin health.
High-Frequency Acne Treatment for Acne
High-frequency acne treatment is another non-invasive technique that utilizes a high-frequency current to target acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. It involves the use of a small handheld device that emits a gentle electrical current when applied to the skin.
The high-frequency current creates a mild thermal (heat) effect and promotes oxygenation of the skin, thereby eliminating acne-causing bacteria. High-frequency acne treatment also helps to enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage, which aids in reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Additionally, high-frequency acne treatment can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, contributing to a smoother complexion.
During high-frequency acne treatment, the aesthetician gently moves the device over the skin’s surface after the extraction step. The treatment is generally painless and provides a tingling or warming sensation. The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the acne and is usually kept within a few minutes.
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Both light therapy and high-frequency treatment help to reduce current and future breakouts and inflammation associated with acne, resulting in a calmer, smoother, and less irritated complexion.
High-frequency treatment enhances blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin, which aids in detoxification, nutrient delivery, and overall skin health. Light therapy actually kills the bacteria that causes acne. And both treatments promote the skin’s natural healing process and collagen production, leading to faster recovery from acne lesions and reduced scarring.
Both light therapy and high-frequency treatment are non-invasive, safe, and suitable for almost all skin types – including darker skin – making them a safe, affordable, and effective acne treatment for teens and adults.
If you live in the Birmingham, west Bloomfield, or Troy, MI area, don’t settle for just a “regular” salon acne facial, when you can get a clinical-grade acne facial with advanced light therapy and high-frequency acne treatment at AMAE Med Spa.
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