Reference Photodynamic therapy (PDT) Opens New Window and other light and laser-based therapies are being used to treat acne. These include the use of blue light, red light, intense pulsed light (IPL), infrared or pulsed dye lasers. Sometimes these therapies are used along with medicines, but they may also help people who cannot be treated with medicines.
Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.
What to think about
Doctors no longer use X-rays or ultraviolet light (from a sunlamp) to treat acne. These treatments may have more risks than benefits.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology