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Can I Use Red And/or Purple Light For Wrinkles? Or Will It Make Vitiligo Worse? Also, Could I Do Lasers??

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My vitiligo has not progressed too much in past few years

posted May 28
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Hello Cathie I hope you're doing well! It's great news on the progression of your vitiligo. To answer your question it's best to consult your licensed medical Dermatologist; Light therapy (also known as phototherapy) is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes concentrated wavelengths of light to address both medical and cosmetic dermatological issues. Certain forms of light therapy can be used to reduce the symptoms of chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or vitiligo, while others can repair and rejuvenate the skin.

There are several effective forms of light therapy including:

1) Blu-U (Blue Light Therapy) this form of light therapy transfers blue light to the skin using specialized LED lamps. Blu-U light therapy can treat a host of chronic skin conditions. It is often used as treatment for acne as blue light has been shown to both reduce overproduction of oil (sebum) while simultaneously eliminating bacteria from within pores.
2) Red Light Therapy involves the use of UV-free LED therapy lamps to transfer low wavelengths of red light deep into the skin. This red light works to boost blood flow to the treated area while spurring the production of collagen and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), improving skin tone and texture. Red light therapy can reduce inflammation, skin discoloration (pigmentation), pore size, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3) Phototherapy booths expose the skin to precise levels of narrow band ultraviolet B (referred to as NB-UVB) light in order to treat and prevent symptom flare-ups from a variety of chronic skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Controlled UV light exposure treatments like phototherapy booths harness the immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory benefits of UVB light while minimizing the harmful effects that can occur through broad UV exposure or tanning beds. Phototherapy booth treatments are simple: patients stand in a UVB booth to expose the skin to UVB rays for a targeted amount of time, ranging from only a few seconds to several minutes.
4) Aurora Laser is a powerful form of phototherapy that delivers high dosages of Ultra-Violet (UV) light to affected skin using deep UV LEDs, while leaving healthy skin tissue unaffected. Aurora is able to manage the symptoms of several chronic skin conditions including psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, or atopic dermatitis. 😀

posted May 29

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