This wavelength of light activates porphyrin production in the acne bacteria that subsequently kills the bacteria, thus reducing the acne lesions. Any skin type can be treated with no side effects.
Patients simply place their face under the Acne Light twice weekly for four weeks or once weekly for eight weeks.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is performed with a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan (5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA) activated with the correct wavelength of light.
These treatments also remove sun damaged pre-cancerous zones and spots called actinic keratoses. Sun damage, fine lines and blotchy pigmentation are improved because of the positive effect of Levulan and the light treatments.
ALA/PDT treatments also have the unique ability to minimize pores and reduce oil glands, effectively treating stubborn acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, and improve the appearance of some acne scars.