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AutonomousOne1980

Acne lamp Blue and Red led light

I just ordered an acne lamp from http://www.acnelamp.com/

This light has been proven extremely effective in the treatment of numerous studys, much more effective then any other topical cream that exists.

So i figured what choice do i have its either this or accutane really, there is no other alternative. I actually have an appoinment with my derm in two weeks to discuss going on accutane but im gonna postpone that for another three months and see if i can control it with the light, nobody REALLY wants to go on accutane uknow!! People just really want to put an end to this cycle. And accutane is my last resort.

I'll keep everyone updated as to how it goes.

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I just ordered an acne lamp from http://www.acnelamp.com/

This light has been proven extremely effective in the treatment of numerous studys, much more effective then any other topical cream that exists.

So i figured what choice do i have its either this or accutane really, there is no other alternative. I actually have an appoinment with my derm in two weeks to discuss going on accutane but im gonna postpone that for another three months and see if i can control it with the light, nobody REALLY wants to go on accutane uknow!! People just really want to put an end to this cycle. And accutane is my last resort.

I'll keep everyone updated as to how it goes.

If you think that Accutane and this Lamp are your only options then you have worse problems than acne.

I also don't remember reading about anyone who said they wanted to go on accutance, so I don't understand the sarcasm.

How have you changed your diet and what supplements if any are you taking or have tried?

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dude, lighten up with the attitude ok man. i just said nobody really wants to go on accutane, and its pretty easy to understand why!achy bones dry eyes skin and headaches and blood tests, cracked bleeding lips yea fun stuff

been doing this diet thing for like 4 months now .

im basically doing the paleo and ive cut out gluten and sugar and nuts.

have to eat rice though or ill be a skinny little [email protected]$ch

also taking vitamin a, a multi, zinc, nac, epa+dha.

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autonomousone- I feel ya, when you say accutane and the light are your only options. I've also tried every diet(sugar free, gluten free, salt free) and every supplement. For me, B5 is the only thing that has worked. But the only thing i feel is my only "true" option is accutane. The lamp is good, but I dont like maitenance stuff. I dont think anyone clears their acne for good forever with those at-home lights. I'm sure it will help you though.

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heres the only reason i think it might help, but we all know nothing is ever what it seems so im putting this sucker to the test.

Combination blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to severe acne vulgaris.Goldberg DJ, Russell BA.

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York/New Jersey, and Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10022, USA. [email protected]

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acne vulgaris represents both a challenge to the treating dermatologist and a major concern for the patient. Conventional treatments have proved inconsistent with often unacceptable side effects and high rates of recurrence. Non-thermal, non-laser, phototherapy for acne with a combination of blue and red light has recently attracted attention. The present study was designed to assess the efficacy of this combination phototherapy. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects, Fitzpatrick skin types II-V, with mild to severe symmetric facial acne vulgaris were recruited for the study. Subjects were well matched at baseline in terms of both age and duration of acne. Subjects were treated over eight sessions, two per week 3 days apart, alternating between 415 nm blue light (20 minutes/session, 48 J/cm2) and 633 nm red light (20 minutes/session, 96 J/cm2) from a light-emitting diode (LED)-based therapy system. Patients received a mild microdermabrasion before each session. Acne was assessed at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8 and 12. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients completed the trial. A mean reduction in lesion count was observed at all follow-up points. At the 4-week follow-up, the mean lesion count reduction was significant at 46% (p=0.001). At the 12-week follow-up, the mean lesion count reduction was also significant at 81% (p=0.001). Patient and dermatologist assessments were similar. Severe acne showed a marginally better response than mild acne. Side effects were minimal and transitory. Comedones did not respond as well as inflammatory lesions. CONCLUSIONS: Combination blue and red LED therapy appears to have excellent potential in the treatment of mild to severe acne. Treatment appears to be both pain- and side effect-free.

PMID: 16766484 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Light-emitting diode 415 nm in the treatment of inflammatory acne: an open-label, multicentric, pilot investigation.Tremblay JF, Sire DJ, Lowe NJ, Moy RL.

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

BACKGROUND: The management of acne remains a challenge, with current therapies linked to significant side effects and patient non-compliance. Phototherapy using blue light has been proven in the treatment of acne vulgaris and offers the clinician an effective alternative. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of narrowband light-emitting diode (LED) blue light in the reduction of inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions in patients with mild to moderate acne and to evaluate patient tolerance of the therapy. METHODS: Forty-five patients were treated with high-intensity pure blue light, 415 nm and 48 J/cm2, receiving two treatments of 20 minutes per week for a period of 4-8 weeks. Clinical assessment was performed at baseline, and 2, 4 and 8 weeks after treatment. A patient's therapeutic response was measured using a global improvement scoring system. RESULTS: The mean improvement score was 3.14 at 4 weeks and 2.90 at 8 weeks. Nine patients experienced complete clearing at 8 weeks. The treatment was well tolerated, with 50% of patients highly satisfied with the treatment. CONCLUSION: This open-label study suggests the therapeutic efficacy of high-intensity LED pure blue light in the treatment of acne vulgaris with no reported side effects.

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