What Should I do Between Treatments?
You should avoid touching or picking your blemishes at all times. In addition, use a non-irritating anti-acne cleanser such as salicylic acid daily. You will be advised of correct products and proper home care during and after your treatment.
LightStim vs. Topical Creams and Oral Antibiotics
- Topical and Oral Antibiotics – Treatment Time and Side Effects
Manufacturers’ information on topical creams and oral antibiotics indicate that conventional treatment for acne sufferers have limitations and require, at least, 3 months of continuous treatment.
Some of these drugs are reported to have side effects that range from mild to quite severe. For example, Benzoyl Peroxide causes irritation to the skin, and topical antibiotics have a very low effective rate. Topical retinoids such as Retin-A and Renova are photosensitive. Oral antibiotics have a relapse of a few weeks to a couple of months at the end of the therapy and the side effects include GIT, Vertigo, Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infections), Hepatitis, and Lupus. Accutane and Roaccutane cause severe skin and mucosal irritation, liver enzymes, blood lipids, night blindness, and depression.
The LightStim acne treatment series is completed in four (4) weeks, with treatments lasting approximately 15 minutes each. Most importantly, blue light treatments have been shown to significantly decrease inflammatory acne lesions in a very high percentage of patients with no side effects.