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A Guide to Fighting Acne Using Light Therapy

Characterized by pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, papules, pustules, or cysts, acne is a disease that affects the hair follicles and oil glands inside the skin. When follicles, forming the route from glands to the pores (tiny holes on the skin surface), get clogged with sebum and oil, the bacteria too accumulate in the plug and causes inflammation leading to reddish pimples on the skin. Your doctor might suggest a number of ways to clear things up such as creams, gels, chemical peels or antibiotics. If the doctor sees no improvement, they might suggest you get light/photo therapy to treat stubborn acne that refuses to budge. Light therapy also causes the oil glands to shrink resulting in lesser oil secretions that...

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