Melanie Grossman, M.D., P.C.

Teen Vogue | Blue Light Therapy

teen vogueGot Acne? This New Facial Treatment Will Change Your Life.

All too often, treating acne is a one step forward, two steps back scenario. Because of the super-strength ingredients in many complexion-clearing products, you can actually end up exacerbating your breakouts, especially if you have sensitive skin. That’s why we’re so taken with the latest advancement in acne-eradicating technology: blue light therapy.

The treatment is just what it sounds like. Dermatologists expose acne-prone skin to a device that emits a blue light. “Blue light therapy uses the light of one particular blue wavelength that is effective in treating acne,” says Dr. Melanie Grossman, a NYC-based board-certified dermatologist. “It’s been shown to kill bacteria associated with breakouts.” As such, blue light therapy does what topical treatments often can’t—attack acne at its source.

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