October 31, 2022

What Can I Put on my Skin After Blue Light Therapy?

A woman getting a blue light therapy treatment in las vegas at rarev medspa
A woman getting a blue light therapy treatment in las vegas at rarev medspa

Blue light therapy is an innovative new way to manage acne breakouts that leave you feeling less than confident. This therapy uses special light waves to target acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation.

While blue light therapy is considered safe and effective, patients should follow all post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results. Here is what you need to know about post-blue light care in Las Vegas, NV.

What is blue light therapy?

Frequent acne breakouts are the result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce too much oil. This excess oil clogs pores and traps bacteria, leading to breakouts. Blue light therapy uses high-intensity light waves to target these overactive glands. People who undergo this popular skincare treatment enjoy clear skin and a rejuvenated appearance.

What are the side effects of blue light therapy?

RareV can provide detailed information about what you can expect after blue light therapy in Las Vegas, NV. Your skin may feel warm or tingly, but this is normal and should subside within a short period. Any redness or swelling is also temporary and should resolve on its own.

Products to avoid after blue light therapy

Some products should be avoided after blue light therapy treatment. In general, you should not use any products that contain harsh chemicals or fragrances, as these irritate the skin. Exfoliating scrubs also cause inflammation and should be avoided.

Our patients at RareV often use prescription and over-the-counter acne products to manage breakouts—many of which contain retinoids. Do not apply these products to your skin unless you have been cleared by a member of our team.

Makeup and other cosmetics can clog the pores and irritate your complexion, so it's best to evade these after blue light therapy. We may recommend light, oil-free makeup that won't clog the pores.

Sun protection after blue light therapy

There is one more important element to avoid after undergoing blue light therapy. UV rays damage the skin and increase your risk of cancer, so it's important to wear sunscreen after any skincare treatment. Be sure to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply every two hours (or more often when swimming). A wide-brimmed hat can also provide additional protection.

Products to use after blue light therapy

Gentle, non-irritating products are best after blue light therapy. This includes calming and hydrating cleansers, serums, and moisturizers. Look for drugstore products that contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile. Our trained team members at RareV can give you a detailed list of products during your consultation.

Trusted brands may include:




Vaseline (petroleum jelly)

Some products cause irritation or dryness, so try testing them out on a small area of skin before using on your face. If you experience any redness, swelling, or other form of discomfort, discontinue use immediately and consult with our skincare team.

Reduce acne with blue light therapy

Acne breakouts can lower your confidence, but you don't need to feel this way. Anyone who is ready for clear skin should call RareV for an appointment right away. Double board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh can explain how this treatment works and provides custom aftercare instructions based on your needs and goals. Our Las Vegas, NV team can help you achieve your best skin!

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