What is Blue Light Therapy and Do I Need it?

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By MEGAN POSTED ON August 21, 2020 0 comments 291 VIEWS


There’s no doubt that skincare has stepped up its game in terms of innovation in recent years. A plethora of new scientific discoveries has been seeping into homes through on-the-go devices that deliver on in-clinic results. One breakthrough in recent years is blue light therapy devices — hi-tech tools that replicate the effects of an acne-flighting professional facial.

So how does it work? And do you need it? We answer all the questions below.

How Does It Work?

Blue light is a spectrum of light that eradicates acne at the source and healing skin from within. The blue light spectrum penetrates the skin’s hair follicles and pores and shuts down the metabolism of acne-causing bacteria, which in turn kills this bacteria before it has a chance to cause redness and inflammation.

Who Is It Best For?

If you suffer from mild to moderate acne — meaning your traditional red pimples that aren’t too deep or painful — this is the perfect tool for you. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) if you’re trying to clear blackheads, whiteheads, acne cysts or nodules, it’s not a tool that’s effective.

Why At-Home?

At-home devices can be just as effective as treating mild acne as in-clinic treatments, but they offer a lower intensity, meaning they can be used more often. The real benefit of at-home devices is that regular treatments at a dermatologist’s office can be much more costly, and traveling to a dermatologist office regularly isn’t a viable option for everyone.

What Else?

The AAD has also stated that multiple treatments deliver significantly better results than a single treatment — meaning at-home blue light therapy, such as ÉLÉVATIONE™’s Clearerist Blue Light Therapy Device, is best used in conjunction with other acne-fighting ingredients including tea tree oil, salicylic acid and geranium oil. A targeted treatment such as ÉLÉVATIONE™’s Flawless Spot Gel is a perfect choice.

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