Acne and Wrinkle Reduction

Harvard Healthcare says on its website, "Red and blue lights are typically promoted in LED skin treatments. Experts believe that red LED light acts on cells in the skin known as fibroblasts, which play a role in production of collagen, a protein that makes up a large part of connective tissue and helps the skin to recover when it's harmed."

Key Benefits According to The Cleveland Clinic

- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and Paindoctor.coms

Acne

Cleveland Clinic’s website notes, “Blue light can also spell lights out for some types of acne. Many cases of common acne are caused by a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, which lives on your skin. And P. acnes just so happens to emit its own photosensitizer, which makes it sensitive to blue wavelengths of light. Shining blue light onto acne-prone skin can kill the bacteria and clear up blemishes.”

Acne Statistics

  • Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually
  • Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults.
    • Approximately 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience at least minor acne.
  • Acne can occur at any stage of life and may continue into one’s 30s and 40s.
    • Acne occurring in adults is increasing, affecting up to 15 percent of women.
  • In 2013, the costs associated with the treatment and lost productivity among those who sought medical care for acne exceeded $1.2 billion.
    • More than 5.1 million people sought medical treatment for acne in 2013, primarily \ children and young adults.
    • The lost productivity among patients and caregivers due to acne was nearly $400 million.

- American Academy of Dermatology Association

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