Phototherapy & Light Treatments at Advanced Specialty Care

Phototherapy and Light Treatments use special waves of light, some with UV and others without, to treat skin conditions as well as for anti-aging purposes. These treatments are best performed under the direction of a Dermatologist or Skincare specialist who use safe, medical grade devices and are able to make adjustments as needed based on your skin type, conditions and more.

Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, also known as photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is one of the most commonly used forms of phototherapy. It uses red or blue lights to target skin issues such as acne and signs of aging. LED Light Therapy is a gentle, painless, safe and effective cosmetic treatment that’s a perfect compliment to your skincare routine and skincare treatments.

LED Blue Light at Advanced Specialty Care

LED Blue Light Therapy is an FDA-approved non-invasive and non-abrasive cosmetic treatment that stimulates gradual healing by increasing blood circulation and Lymphatic activity. Blue LED Light therapy has proven very effective against more difficult acne cases by attacking the bacteria that causes acne.

Specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that plays a pivotal role in causing acne for many people. The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill P. acnes bacteria without damaging healthy skin. A combination of blue light and the red light also appears to be effective. Temporary side effects can include temporary redness, crusting, and peeling in the treated areas.

LED Red Light at Advanced Specialty Care

LED Red Light technology has been used by skincare professionals for its rejuvenating benefits for many years. Deflation, a loss of volume, is caused by a reduction in collagen levels. Deterioration shows up as rough texture, overall dullness, redness, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Specific wavelengths of red light are proven to boost overall cellular energy, increasing our body’s natural production of collagen and elastin and increasing microcirculation. For those struggling with acne and wrinkles, Red Light LEDs are also believed to target the skin’s oil glands to reduce cytokines, a class of pro-inflammatory substances believed to play a role in chronic acne. There is minimal risk of side effects and no downtime.

At Advanced Specialty Care, LED Blue Light and Light Red Light Therapy are commonly used in conjunction with other skincare treatments such as HydraFacials. LED Red and Blue Light Therapy is available in our Ridgefield, Norwalk and Stamford, CT offices.

In addition to LED therapies, more sophisticated phototherapy and photodynamic light treatments such as IPL and Narrow Band UVB are often used not just to improve the appearance and texture of the skin but to also treat skin damage and effectively treat skin disorders.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation:

IPL improves the signs of sun damage, rosacea & brown spots on the face, hands, neck, chest & body. IPL can also aid in reducing the appearance of acne & acne scars, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation & fine lines. IPL treatments are available at Advanced Specialty Care’s Ridgefield and Stamford, CT office.

Blu Light Therapy:

Blue Light Therapy is used to treat & reduce cancerous skin cells and pre-cancers of the skin, known as Actinic Keratosis, on the face & body. Blu Light, or Photodynamic Therapy, works by applying a light-sensitive solution to the skin then shining a blue light on the area to destroy harmful skin cells. Blu Light Therapy is available at Advanced Specialty Care’s Stamford, CT office.

Narrow Band UVB:

An effective phototherapy treatment for multiple types of skin rashes including psoriasis, vitiligo & eczema. It delivers beneficial UV wavelengths while minimizing harmful wavelengths. Narrow Band UVB is available at Advanced Specialty Care’s Stamford, CT office.

Phototherapy and light therapy treatments are available at Advanced Specialty Care’s offices in Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford and throughout Fairfield County Connecticut. 

Call our office at (203) 830-4700 to to schedule your appointment today.

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