Combining blue and red light phototherapy can help decrease the levels of P. acnes bacteria in the skin and decrease the inflammation involved in acne vulgaris. In this section we have gathered a collection of before and after images, as well as results summaries from several research studies investigating the efficacy of blue and red combined phototherapy.
Before and After Images of Combined Blue and Red Phototherapy for Acne
A collection of before and after pics from patients undergoing blue and red light dual phototherapy treatment for acne.
Summary of Research Study Results on Blue and Red Combination Phototherapy
Most of the published studies on the efficacy of blue and red dual phototherapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris indicate that the approach produces significant improvement in acne symptoms.
Patient Perception of Combined Phototherapy for Acne
One of the most important aspects of any acne treatment is how well it is tolerated and perceived by the patient. Two of the studies referenced in this post surveyed the patients for their opinion on their experience and perception of the combined phototherapy treatment.
References and Sources
Blue and Red Light Combination LED Phototherapy for Acne Vulgaris in Patients with Skin Phototype IV.
Lee, et al. 2006. For article abstract, click here.
Phototherapy with blue (415 nm) and red (660 nm) light in the`treatment of acne vulgaris.
Papageorgiou, et al. 2006. For article abstract, click here.
Combination blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to severe acne vulgaris.
Goldberg, et al. 2000. For article abstract, click here.