Light therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

  title={Light therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris.},
  author={Monica Elman and Joseph Lebzelter},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={30 2 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Over the past decade, lasers and light-based systems have become a common modality to treat a wide variety of skin-related conditions, including acne vulgaris. In spite of the various oral and topical treatments available for the treatment of acne, many patients fail to respond adequately or may develop side effects. Therefore, there is a growing demand by patients for a fast, safe, and side-effect-free novel therapy. OBJECTIVES To address the role of light therapy in the… CONTINUE READING