Acne Clear Light
Suffering with acne can not only be uncomfortable but also
cause embarrassment. Acne sufferers will search widely and
spend lots of money on various treatments.
Some are lucky enough to live on the West coast and
are able to spend time in the sun and swim in the beautiful
salt water of the Pacific Ocean. After a week of summertime fun
in the sun, those of us with problem acne have probably
experienced our skin improving. This is due in part to the
sun’s heat and the ocean’s salt water killing off the bacteria
on and under our skin that causes the acne. But when the cool
weather returns and we spend more time indoors that irritating
acne returns. Acne Clear Light Treatment works in much the same
way as the sun’s rays. We all strive to use natural products as
much as possible. We try to find new ways to avoid ingesting
drugs that could have long lasting side affects. When it comes
to acne there are literally hundreds of treatments being
advertised. Some may even claim to be all natural and with
little side affects.
Acne Clear Light Treatment, when administered by a
professional, is excellent and safe for most skin types. It
does not involve ingesting possibly harmful drugs. This light
treatment has delivered excellent results for acne clearance.
Most patients have experienced up to a 90% clearance of acne
lesions after an 8 session treatment course and remain
acne-free anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
This treatment sometimes requires the patient undergo a two
step process. A solution of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is
first applied to the skin. This medication increases the skin’s
sensitivity to the light. This improves the effectiveness of
the light treatment. It is left on for a period of 15 – 60
minutes. The length of time depends on how serious the acne
problem is. After the Acne Clear Light Treatment it is
advisable to wear sunscreen for at least 48 hours. Some
patients have experienced swelling and redness attributed to
the ALA. The ALA is cleaned from the affected areas and the
Acne Clear Light Treatment is applied. Heat and light penetrate
through the skin to destroy the P.acnes bacteria. The Acne
Clear Light Treatment sessions can add up (sometimes up to $900
for an 8 week session) and may need to be repeated 6 months to
a year after the first treatment.
During puberty and into our twenties seems to be the time
when our pores commonly become blocked and create a closed
anaerobic environment that leads to the rapid buildup of the P.
acnes colony under the skin. Usually, as we mature, the acne
eruptions seem to subside and repeated treatments are less
The pros acne clear light treatment seem to outweigh the
cons. The only con we have heard is that the ALA applied to the
skin can cause so much swelling and redness that the patient
did not want to complete the sessions. When properly
administered and advice followed to stay out of direct sun and
wear sunscreen for at least 4 days after treatment, the
patients are generally pleased with the results.