Everything You Need To Know About BLU-U Light Therapy

Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Serving Reston, D.C., Tysons Corner, Ashburn, Virginia.

What is BLU-U Light Therapy?

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the acne bacteria in your skin. It is an innovative technique in photo-facial therapy. Depending on the condition of a patient, number of treatments may vary. However, the treatments are simple. You sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. BLU-U light treatments may go on for 4-5 weeks. Unlike laser treatments, BLU-U light therapy delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area. Thus making it safe, and painless. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.

What is Levulan and how does it help with BLU-U light treatment?

Levulan (5-Amino Levulinic Acid - ALA) is a medication that is applied to the skin. Levulan makes acne-causing bacteria and precancerous sun spots more sensitive to the Blu-U (Blue Light) treatments. Thus resulting in effective BLU-U light treapy. The addition of levulan acne therapy can work for patients even if prescription pills have failed. Results with Levulan PDT are especially impressive when compared with conventional treatments, such as topical medicines and oral antibiotics.

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How is it better than other tropical treatments?

Although there are many tropical treatments that are more popular than BLU-U Photo Dynamic Therapy its important to know the difference. BLU-U Therapy provides following advantages over tropical treatments when it comes to counter acne, actinic keratoses, sun damage and potentially superficial skin cancers.

  • BLU-U therapy is cost effective in long run than tropical treatments.
  • The duration of topical treatments lasts several weeks, during which the skin is often red and uncomfortable.
  • Blue Light does not require daily application of medicine.
  • Depending on the condition of the skin, for some people one treatment is often all that is necessary.

Is BLU-U Light Therapy Safe?

The Blu-U treatment is very safe. The blue-violet light penetrates just deep enough into the tissues to reach the target acne. It contains no ionizing radiation. There will be redness after treatment and the treated area may flake or crust. These symptoms usually go away a few hours after the treatment is complete.

You can learn more about the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy here.

At WellMedica Dr. Dima with over 20 years of experience provides the services of BLU-U Light Therapy. She discuss each patient's condition with them and then suggest the right treatment for them. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Dima by clicking the button below.

Schedule An Appointment

Visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Or you can also Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!



*Individual results may vary

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“Dr. Dima is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. She always makes me feel like I’m a priority and makes me so comfortable about my treatments. I think she would be great for teenagers and their skin issues and I would recommend any of my family to go see her.” *

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“Dr. Ali is not only a beautiful, highly intelligent woman but also an amazing healer. She treated my face, ravaged over time byrosacea, coupled with multiple broken facial blood vessels and transformed what was ruddy, red and sometimes purple hued skin into a clearcomplexioned healthy and totally makeup free face, and I thank her most graciously.” *

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