Bio-Light Photodynamic Therapy
The Bio-Light system is a unique new therapeutic light that treats moderate inflammatory acne using the innovative Acne PhotoClearing (APC) technology.
This technology (i.e., APC), destroys the most common bacteria that causes acne easily and quickly. Bio-Light effectively clears most moderate inflammatory acne in four to six weeks.
Is Bio-Light Safe? Are there any side effects?
Bio-Light is one of the safest acne treatments available. Its APC technology uses light that is UV-safe. There is no ultraviolet radiation present, thus its safer than sun-light.
With Bio-Light, there are no known side effects. However, many traditional acne treatments, have a variety of side effects. For example, topical therapies such as creams and lotions often cause redness, irritation, and peeling. Oral therapies (e.g., accutane, antibiotics) have some well-known side effects as well. Topical and oral therapies often require at least 3 months of continuous treatment; conditions usually worsen before improving.
Who can be treated by Bio-Light?
Almost anyone can be treated by Bio-Light as it has proven to be very effective on moderate inflammatory acne. Pregnant women and people with photosensitivity, however, should consult with Dr. Daniel Golshani, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, before beginning a treatment plan. Each patient with a history of acne will benefit from an individualized program which may utilize multiple modalities of treatment to improve outcome and long-term results.
What happens during Bio-Light treatment? Does it hurt?
With Bio-Light, a typical treatment session takes only 20 minutes. You lie comfortably while the therapeutic light is applied. Patients sometimes feel a slightly warm sensation. Most of Dr. Golshani's patients describe their Bio-Light treatments as relaxing, easy, and most importantly safe and painless. If you wish, bring your iPOD or listen to our music during your treatment session.
How many treatments are required?
Daniel Golshani, M.D., F.A.C.S. can tell you about the treatment plan that is right for you. It will involve a series of Bio-Light treatment sessions, typically twice a week for 4 weeks. It is important to keep the appointments recommended by the doctor. By following the treatment plan prescribed for you, you will see maximum results and enjoy clearer skin with Bio-Light. This photodynamic therapy is often paired with an acne facial for a more effective anti-acne treatment.
As your acne improves, be sure to ask us about ways to improve your acne scars such as the new Fraxel Laser treatment for acne scars.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do most people experience acne?
Studies indicate that most individuals experience acne in some form during their lifetime. Acne usually begins during adolescence but often continues into adulthood.
What causes acne?
Acne usually begins with an abnormal amount of bacteria (e.g., propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes). This typically causes painful pimples known as inflamed pustules of acne or inflammatory acne that can appear on the face, chest, back, limbs, and virtually any other part of the body.
In summary, what are the advantages of Bio-Light?
A new paradigm for acne treatment; Short term regimen (i.e., 8 treatments over 4 weeks) achieves impressive results; No side-effects. No pain. No downtime; Systemic, drug-free treatment.