It can be incredibly frustrating when acne doesn’t respond to other means of treatments, such as specialized face washes, ointments, and even medications. Acne can be painful, physically and emotionally. One study looking at the emotional effects of acne found clinical levels of distress in those who chronically suffer from the skin condition.
Luckily, more treatments do exist. Broadband light (BBL) therapy is a clinically proven method of improving skin function in order to help with alleviating acne. In short, multiple studies have shown BBL to be generally safe and effective in addressing acne.
Learn what BBL can do for you and your acne.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum, an oily substance the body produces to keep the skin hydrated. When sebum clogs hair follicles, it leads to a buildup of material that can lead to acne.
Hormonal changes, stress, inflammation, certain medications, and more can cause the overproduction of sebum.
A certain bacteria, propionibacterium acnes, which thrives in sebum-rich environments, has been linked to inflammatory lesions.
Though the root cause of acne is sebum production and clogged hair follicles, many factors can lead to those causes. To help understand what may be causing your acne, speak to the team at CüR Laser and Skin.
How BBL Therapy Helps With Acne
BBL therapy attacks multiple causes of acne. BBL therapies have been shown to decrease sebaceous gland production, meaning decreased sebum secretion. Not only does this decrease the activity of p. Acnes, but BBL has been theorized to decrease levels of the bacteria as well. Furthermore, BBL therapies have a localized anti-inflammatory effect that has also shown a positive effect on acne.
Treat Your Acne with BBL Therapy in Park Royal, West Vancouver or West Broadway, Vancouver
Not only can BBL therapy help with acne, but it has been shown to have a variety of positive, rejuvenating effects on skin, from decreasing redness to smoothing out complexion. While BBL therapies are generally safe, working with an experienced doctor can ensure the treatment is administered properly.
At CüR Laser and Skin, Dr. Kumar Shivdasani has over 30 years of experience. He and his staff are known for their gentle and understanding approach.
Working with Dr. Kumar is easier than ever, with two convenient locations: Park Royal, West Vancouver, and West Broadway, Vancouver. To learn how BBL therapies can help you and your acne, call 604-662-7368 to schedule an appointment.