BLU-U Treatments in Vancouver
Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20′s and 30′s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. The BLU-U® Treatment – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something for you to try.
A Treatment for Acne
There are many types of acne. The most common is called acne vulgaris. Almost everyone goes through a period of acne at one time or another. Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands. Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy. However, the tiny pathway for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium called P. acnes grows inside. In a short time, the area swells up, and forms a pimple on the skin. At certain times of life, this process becomes very active, troublesome and hard to control.
About BLU-U Treatments
BLU-U® is a non-pharmacological treatment for acne. The BLU-U® is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by Drs. Carruthers and Dr. Humphrey, approximately a 15-30 minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, and it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.
BLU-U Before and After Photos
If you would like to learn more about our Blu-U acne treatments in Vancouver or to schedule a consultation please call us today at (604) 714-0222, or simply fill out the contact form in the top right of your web browser to have one of our staff contact you.