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.
"Dr. Aspacio has been terrific in treating my pre-cancerous skin condition."- R.K. / Google / Feb 09, 2020
"I have been a client of Summerlin Dermatology for a number of years now and feel at home every time I walk through the door. Whether it is a facial with Pamela or a cosmetic procedure with Trish and Dr. Aspacio, I never feel uncomfortable. They take the time to explain my options, answer ALL of my questions and provide advice. I look forward to every visit."- D.B. / Yelp / May 05, 2020
"Summerlin Dermatology is hands down the best in Las Vegas for all your skincare and cosmetic needs. Dr. Aspacio has an excellent bedside manner and takes a conservative approach for a natural look. His staff has always been friendly, professional, and knowledgeable in all that they do. I moved out of state two years ago and still fly in once a quarter for all my needs. No one compares to them!"- K.R. / Yelp / May 05, 2020
"Thank you for taking such good care of my daughter when she needed to be seen. My family thanks you very much. Your willingness to help her goes a long way. This type of business model will get you patients for life!"- M.D. / Facebook / Apr 17, 2020
"I've been coming to see Dr. Aspacio for over 10 years. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Whether it's for medical or for cosmetic he is the best! The front staff is always welcoming and accommodating. They always make me feel like I'm part of their family. Another huge plus is the office is extremely clean and during this time especially you really notice how clean there office really is. Best Derm in town! Thank you Dr. Aspacio for taking care of me and my skin for the past 10 years!"- R.L. / Yelp / Apr 16, 2020
Blue Light Therapy Ideal Candidates
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)
Blue Light Therapy Procedure Technique
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 with Blue Light Therapy
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.