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Best Blue Light Acne Treatment at Home Devices for Men, Women, and Teens

Updated on November 5, 2015

UV and visible light (blue light) have shown in studies to reduce acne lesions in most patients, reports various dermatological studies. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, results were seen in some in as little as one week. The light works by killing bacteria that causes the acne. You don’t need to go to a salon to get these treatments. Here are some of the best blue light acne treatment at home devices you can buy. They all work equally well for men, women, and teens.

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Aurora Light Therapy System Review

The Aurora Light Therapy System by Sirius is one of the top selling acne tools on Amazon. It’s multitasking, coming with three lights, red, blue, and grean. You can treat your acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation with this one handheld light therapy tool. This one is best if you have multiple flaws you want to target with one device.

Blue MD by Trophy Skin Review

Blue MD is one of the highest rated blue light therapy devices. It has a 420nm rating and should last for 10,000 hours. This comes on a stand so you do not need to hold it with your hand to the area you need treated. It needs to sit over the affected area for 20 minutes each session. This can be a drawback if you have a large area to cover. Your at-home treatment sessions may be longer than 20 minutes if that is the case for you. It does come with a 30-day money back guarantee so you can give it a try with less risk to your wallet if it doesn’t work for you.

LightStim Review

This is one of the highest rated handheld blue light acne treatment devices. A handheld is easier to use anywhere you are because you don’t need to position yourself to accommodate the angle of the device. This is best for those who don’t need to sit under the light for more than 5 to 10 minutes to see results. Holding the device for longer can get very tiresome. LightStim also has a smartphone app to help you time and manage your treatments.

Safety First

Blue light therapy for acne may not be right for everyone. Do ask your dermatologist before trying this treatment at home if this is a good option for you. In some cases, a worsening of acne, hyperpigmentation, and dry skin have been reported. Follow all instructions that come with your device when using it. To prevent eye damage from the light, wear the safety goggles that come with the blue light device or buy a pair if the device does not come with them.

Also read all warnings for the device. It may not be recommended for pregnant women, those who are photosensitive, or those who are on medication that makes them photosensitive. Age restrictions may also apply.

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