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Effective Acne Treatment Using Blu-U Light Therapy

Effective Acne Treatment Using Blu-U Light Therapy

If you suffer from acne, know that you are not alone. Acne is the number one skin problem that people suffer from in North America. Most people develop acne during their teenage years or when they are a young adult, however, acne can occur at any age and is still quite common in middle-aged women and men.  Sometimes creams, gels, and other treatments are not effective at treating severe cases of acne. BLU-U blue light therapy is one of the most advanced acne treatments on the market that addresses stubborn acne and the appearance of acne scars. This treatment uses blue light to kill the bacteria that is responsible for acne and can be used as an alternative for topical or oral acne medications. 

What Is BLU-U Light Therapy?

BLU-U photodynamic therapy is an advanced treatment for managing acne. Acne forms in the pores of your skin and each pore contains an oil-producing gland. Sometimes the oil, dirt, and dead skin cells get trapped inside your pores. Bacteria called propionibacterium (P.acnes) that naturally live on your skin can get trapped in these congested pores as well. When this happens, the P.acnes cause the affected pores to swell up into bumps called acne. 

One of the best ways to kill this bacteria and clear up the acne bumps is with light. The bacteria in your skin are sensitive to certain types of light. The narrow and blue light targets this bacteria thus killing it and causing your acne to be reduced. 

What To Expect During Treatment

BLU-U treatments are painless, non-invasive, effective, and require no downtime. Patients will sit with the blue light aimed at the affected areas for a series of brief sessions. Typically, benefits can be seen after a series of six sessions spaced appropriately apart (ideally twice per week) and can complement your already existing skincare routine.

BLU-U Light Therapy And Levulan

For more severe cases of acne, a product called Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) can be applied to the skin one hour before your Blu-U Light treatment. This product makes the skin more responsive to the action of the Blu-U light and provides excellent results for treating severe acne. 

Kelowna Acne Treatments 

Clear skin is something that we all strive for. However, acne can affect both teenagers and adults causing low self-esteem and confidence issues. While a pimple here and there will eventually disappear, if you have consistent outbreaks, the underlying skin problem that causes acne will typically not go away without treatment. Almost everyone has experienced some degree of acne in their life, but some have trouble managing it. Blu-U light therapy paired with Levulan can help you treat your acne to diminish its appearance and prevent the formation of acne scars. 

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we are invested in the health and well-being of all our patients and strive to develop personalized and effective acne treatments which will give you the healthy, clear skin you deserve.

To learn more about our effective, safe, and proven acne control treatments such as Blu-U light therapy, contact one of our skin specialists today by calling our clinic at 250.868.9290 or book your consultation today!


Q: How long does a Blu-U treatment last?
A: Treatments are often very quick, only lasting 15-20 minutes.

Q: Is there downtime associated with Blu-U photodynamic therapy?
A: No, there is no downtime required after the treatment.

Q: How many sessions of Blu-U therapy will I need before I start seeing results?
A: Results will depend on how severe your acne is and how often you receive treatments. You will notice significant results after around 6 treatment sessions. 

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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