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BLU-U®

Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator
Model 4170

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BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy - Have a Voice in Your Choice®!

An Innovative Way to Control Moderate Acne

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20's and 30's, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy - using light without drugs or antibiotics - may be something for you to try. Ask your doctor today.

What is BLU-U Blue Light Treatment?

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple - you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It's safe, it's not hot, it's not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne. 

Blu-u Diagram

The BLU-U blue light is available in the office of doctors who specialize in skin treatments. You can ask your doctor if your case of moderate acne is right for BLU-U blue light treatment. If you are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, it might be just what you need. Find a BLU-U provider in your area by searching through our PDT provider database.

 
 

Important Risk Information
The BLU-U is generally indicated to treat dermatological conditions. The BLU-U is specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris. When using the BLU-U for acne, do not use this device with photosensitizing drugs. During light treatment patients and medical personnel should be provided with blue blocking protective eyewear as specified in the BLU-U Operating Manual.

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