P. Acnes Bacteria and Treatment Options
Acne can be caused by many things. Some people are genetically predisposed to have more acne than others, but for most, diet and stress are major factors. However, there is also another major cause for acne breakouts. Propionibacterium acnes, or p. acnes for short, can reside in the oil glands in the skin. This bacteria causes acne breakouts and inflammation. Most would never know that this bacteria is the cause of their troublesome acne. The good news is that there is an effective treatment for this. It’s called blue light therapy, and it’s FDA cleared. What makes this type of treatment effective is that it helps to eliminate the bacteria from the skin and decreases the inflammation associated with red pimples. One treatment session is usually not enough, but after several the acne blemishes disappear and your skin will regain its normal appearance. This treatment is particularly helpful for those suffering from inflammatory acne. Most patients have good results with blue light therapy for treatment of mild, moderate and even severe cystic scarring acne. Everyone qualifies for treatment of acne with blue light therapy, however it is not recommended for those currently on Accutane. Blue light therapy is a great alternative for those looking to avoid prescription medication, and it is something we offer here at Clarify. Our in-office treatments are much more effective than some other in-home options. Clarify also offers many other skin rejuvenation treatments. Call or come in today to schedule your consultation, and fight off that stubborn acne!