About Blue Light THerapy
Acne, no matter at what age you develop it or stage it presents, can be one of the most complex (yet common) conditions that require many modalities to control or manage it. Dr. Reuel Aspacio, our board-certified dermatologist at Summerlin Dermatology, provides noninvasive blue light therapy sessions to patients who have frequent acne breakouts that damage the skin. FDA-approved blue light therapy is a great procedure to keep your skin feeling softer and healthy no matter your skin type. Blemish-prone skin can benefit from blue light therapy to rejuvenate skin troubled by mild to moderate acne when oral and topical medications are not producing the results you want.
Dr. Aspacio and our team of certified medical aestheticians in Las Vegas, NV have the experience and knowledge in evaluating your acne to create a treatment plan that meets your needs. In addition, he may tailor a skin care regimen with a combination of treatments to maintain the benefits from blue light therapy. For a more intensive therapy, we may do photodynamic therapy, a treatment that combines Levulan® with blue light or laser acne treatments.
"Love Alice when shes able to help me. They also give samples of barious brands that have been AMAZING on my skin"- A.K. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"Excellent care and competent staff."- C.C. / Google / Oct 14, 2018
"Can't say enough great things about Trish and Dr. Aspacio! They are a really great team and Trish is seriously hilarious. They see you timely and can get you in quick for aesthetic/cosmetic. Love Trish's honesty about any skin care regimen questions. Her face is immaculate so I would absolutely take her advice and then some! ;). Really great practice, great customer service and a wonderful experience all around!"- S.C. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2018
"Before beginning this review, I took time to read several of the reviews posted. A very mixed bag of issues and emotions. Well, here is why I gave this group of working professionals a "5 STAR" rating. I was referred to Summerlin Dermatology by my so called medical PCP. I had concern about a mole like growth on my back which appeared to be getting larger. I was concerned it could be cancerous. I received a call from Summerlin Dermatology on 9/26/2018 regarding this referral. It seemed they had a cancellation for that day and asked if this was convenient for me. Yep. Sure was. However, I told the young lady on the phone, Daisy, I didn't want to sit there filling out new patient paperwork. She explained their website with the on-line forms was down at the time and offered to email me the forms to complete before I arrived. She was so upbeat and professional. When I arrived for my appointment (with my completed paperwork) I was greeted by, not one, but two front office staffers, Jose and Desiree. They were professional with a smile. Again, upbeat. I signed in and waited about 10-15 minutes before I was taken into the examining room. During my wait time I had the opportunity to chat with each of these individuals. Very professional, yet not "starchy" if you know what I mean. Real people with a job to do the best they can. I met with Dr. Aspacio and his assistant. I felt at ease with both. I told the doctor why I was there. Doctor Aspacio examined the mole growth. Then asked me for my cell phone. He took a picture of this mole on my back. It was not easy for me to see since it was on my back. He showed me the picture and explained that it was typical of getting older. Such moles are common at "our age". I laughed. He even showed me a couple of areas where he has developed similar moles. He made me feel at ease. I was sooo relieved. I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years. I am 67 years old with Medicare insurance. If you want to experience REALLY BAD medical treatment just wait until you become a senior and on Medicare! I thank heaven that Summerlin Dermatology was an outside referral and NOT part of my primary care network!! I haven't seen my PCP in 2 years! All I see are PAC's or a Nurse Practitioner! Summerlin Dermatology, in my experience/opinion, is only 1 of 3 local medical facilities with whom I would consider professional, to the point and personable. I would recommend them highly!!!"- L.H. / Yelp / Sep 27, 2018
"Very knowledgeable professional and detailed. The staff is very attentive and the doctor was incredibly informative taking the time to make sure I understood the procedure. When the results came in he recommended a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. I really felt very confident in the diagnosis and appreciated everyone's help."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
Dr. Aspacio schedules appointments with patients of all ages and genders with acne. Teenagers, young adults, and adults in their thirties and forties are commonly looking to find answers on how to best treat acne on the face, chest, and back. Ideal candidates will have a combination of dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores that inflame the skin to produce a variety of visible symptoms in hot, red pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, or as a bump under the skin. Uncomfortable and embarrassing, acne can make the skin very sensitive to the touch, itchy, and uncomfortable (physically and emotionally) when it appears anywhere on the body.
Blue light therapy can be beneficial for our acne patients who:
- Need more moisture retention in the skin
- Have tissue damage from the acne breakouts
- Would benefit from a detoxification treatment to drain the lymphatic system
- Have the appearance of acne scars that have removed volume from the facial skin (pitting)
In our private treatment room, we will set up the room to make it comfortable for you to have your blue light therapy session. Your face, back, or chest will be immersed in the blue light for less than 20 – 24 minutes (per Dr. Aspacio). You should have no discomfort during this light session. You will leave our office relaxed and with soft, supple skin. Your skin will not be red or irritated.
What to Expect
Once your blue light therapy session is over, you can go about your day with no downtime. Your skin may feel more soft. It should not feel irritated or appear really red. While you are at Summerlin Dermatology, you can discuss other facial rejuvenation treatments with Dr. Aspacio to coincide with the blue light therapy for your mild to moderate acne. Many of our acne patients combine other nonsurgical treatments to their skin care routine. You may qualify for dermal fillers for deep acne scars, chemical peels, or laser skin treatments for impressive results.
Plan Your Procedure
Protection from scars
The goal of blue light therapy is to provide your acne-prone skin an added layer of protection from acne scars. We know that living with acne can be painful and embarrassing. We encourage you to call to schedule a skin evaluation for blue light therapy. If your skin did not improve with traditional acne therapy, contact us to schedule an appointment and together we will tailor a plan suitable for your needs at Summerlin Dermatology.