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Blue Light & S.aureus Proliferation

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I've been using the Tanda light with both the blue head (414nm) and the red head (630nm) for acne & anti-aging/inflammation. The blue light hasn't been working as well as I hoped, so I've been delving into LED light therapy research to try to understand.........anyways, I came across this in an abstract:

"At low fluencies, both 415 and 455 nm enhanced proliferation of S. aureus..."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20662022

Now I am slightly worried by the idea that low-level blue light therapy at around 415nm could cause the proliferation of s.aureus (Staphylococcus aureus). S.aureus is nasty for lots of reasons, but can cause its own kind of pimples along side p.acnes bacteria. I have no idea if I am getting staph pimples, but I do have acne in front of my ears that is very red and peeling and not like other acne on my face..

Has anyone run into similar research? Or does anyone have any thoughts about LLLT blue LEDs and s.aureus proliferation?

Basically every gadget and potion is too good to be true :/

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