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Treating Acne with Phototherapy by Dr. Marcea Wiggins

April 11, 2011

Acne, pimples, zits, no matter what you call it, acne is a serious, often heartbreaking condition - and nearly 80% of people will suffer from acne at some point in their lives. For some, it is simply annoying. For others, acne is a problem with an often negative impact. Now, light-based phototherapy treatments for acne offer hope to millions of sufferers unwilling or unable to take systemic medications.

A disease of the pilosebaceous glands, acne can be hard to treat. Each year, approximately $5 billion are spent on acne treatment, most of it on medication. Many of these acne medications, ranging from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription, are expensive and may cause unwanted side effects. They generally require several months of continuous treatment and many patients have limited or no response.

When treating acne, time is of the essence. LHE (Light Heat Energy) works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days compared with the 6–18 months usually required for systemic treatment. LHE’s addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and speeds overall treatment time.The patient often looks and feels better within 2 weeks of starting treatment.

A unique combination of red light, green light and heat deliver unmatched clinical results for acne clearance. Patients have experienced up to 90% clearance of acne lesions after a 4 week/8 session treatment course and most patients remained acne-free 3-6 months after treatment.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr Wiggins to learn more about the Radiancy Skin Station and how LHE technology can help you!

 



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