Photodynamic therapy can be used to treat active inflammatory acne. Targeted red and blue LED lights (Omnilux Revive and Omnilux Blue) are used to simultaneously kill bacteria, diminish sebum production, and reduce inflammation in the skin. Studies have demonstrated an 81% clearance of inflammatory lesions 12 weeks post therapy. This represents an opportunity to not only speed the clearing of acne but it gives those not interested in systemic medications (such as oral antibiotics or Accutane) an effective, strong option to treat their acne. Unlike some acne treatments which work as a result of the body’s response to damage, photodynamic therapy stimulates natural processes to repair the skin.

The treatment regimen consists of 2 treatments weekly for a total of 4 weeks. The light treatments can be paired with chemical peels on weeks 1 and 3 for further efficacy.