Blue Light Therapy became a prominent treatment after being able to treat a number of diseases, disorders and complications in our body. It can help with depression and fatigue. It can also attack bacteria in the mouth and gums. But more importantly, it can address damaged skin, prevent skin cancer and improve acne and acne scars without inflicting pain throughout the procedure. Blue Light Therapy is also used to treat scaling patches that appear in the skin. While BLT can only treat the surface of the skin as the light cannot penetrate deeper into the skin, it is a very progressive treatment when it uses light-sensitive drugs that become activated upon contact with the light. Nevertheless, Blue Light Therapy became a sensation because not only is it effective in doing its job but it also holds little to no risks and side effects.
Despite these benefits and attractive features of Blue Light Therapy, it is still a treatment that requires delicate maintenance especially after the treatment itself. Here are some aftercare tips for Blue Light Therapy:
- Avoid sun exposure
- Avoid tanning treatments
- Avoid hot showers
- Avoid shaving as it might irritate the skin
- Avoid strong soaps, creams and lotions that can irritate the skin
- Apply sunscreens when going out
- Apply gentle cleansers when washing the treated areas
- Apply ice packs to treated areas if there is discomfort
- Avoid make-ups for about a week
- Wear long-sleeves and big hats when going out
Blue Light Therapy, although efficient and effective, requires a patient aftercare maintenance. Following these steps will not only make your treatment take effect but also help your treatment better! It is important to always consult your doctor or get an expert opinion before doing anything that will directly involve or affect the treated area as the treated area will be sensitive and delicate especially right after the treatment.