Lustre Pure Light Treatment for Acne London
- What is acne?
- How does Lustre work?
- How does blue light kill the bacteria which cause acne?
- Features of Lustre
To enhance and complement the treatments that are recommended for your acne treatment, including in clinic Omnilux Light Therapy, we may advise using Lustre Pure Light, a new light technology used to treat spots which has been developed by dermatologists and healthcare professionals. Lustre Pure Light harnesses the safe, natural blue part of the visible light spectrum and uses clinically proven technology to eliminate spot-causing bacteria, while also being gentle on skin.
What is acne?
Acne is the most common skin condition and affects 80% of people at some point in their life. Acne is caused by the body’s immune system creating an inflammatory response to bacteria that lives in the skin called P.acnes.
P.acnes grow predominantly in sebaceous glands which produce oils called sebum. Many acne treatments help clear acne by cleaning the skin and clearing away excess sebum to help reduces the growth of the bacteria.
How does Lustre work?
Many patients find that their skin improves and spots seem better when they have been out in the sunshine. However, sunlight also contains ultraviolet (UVA-UVB) light which can damage skin and even cause cancer. Scientists have found that visible blue light at a wavelength of 420nm does not cause damage to the skin but is effective in killing P.acnes, the bacteria which causes acne. Blue light has been used by leading dermatologists for many years to treat acne.
How does blue light kill the bacteria which cause acne?
The bacteria that cause acne produce a chemical called porphyrin. When blue light at a specific wavelength is applied to this porphyrin it becomes excited. This active porphyrin has been clinically proven to destroy the bacteria.
Features of Lustre
Lustre is a small, rechargeable product with the slim, flexible therapy heads which target problem areas. The device is portable and treatment is delivered while the product is worn, leaving users free to get on with everyday life.
Lustre complements treatments that are carried out at London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic, and can be used as part of an acne treatment programme to help accelerate treatment goals.
To purchase your Lustre Pure Light, please speak to a member of staff at London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic or call us on 0207 487 0900