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Shining the Light on Acne

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With clients eager to return to in-person professional treatments, now is the time to optimize services for those seeking help for untreated acne and blemishes. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells and most often appears on the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back.

It is universally agreed upon that acne can be a tenacious and challenging condition to treat successfully. While science continues to make progress in our understanding of acne, it sometimes remains difficult to pinpoint triggers and almost impossible to design a single treatment plan that works for every client.

Moreover, today’s clients are increasingly interested in non-invasive, non-toxic alternatives to harsh topicals and pharmaceutical drug solutions. The demand for effective and more natural therapies is on the rise.

Acne with Blue LED

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Blue light is the shallowest penetrating wavelength, and is proven to kill acne-causing Propionibacterium (P. acnes) and subset Cutibacterium (C. acnes). P. acnes, or more correctly C. acnes bacterium, produces porphyrins to absorb light energy in the blue light spectrum. Irradiation of these bacterial colonies with blue visible light leads to photoexcitation of bacterial porphyrins, singlet oxygen production and eventually successful bacterial destruction.²

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Denise Ryan has over 30 years of sales, marketing and product management experience in dental and medical device manufacturing. She has been with Celluma since January 2012 as product manager, director of sales and currently serves as the global vice president of brand management.

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