Evaluation of Self-Treatment of Acne Using Silk’n Blue Phototherapy System


Background: At-home phototherapy devices for the treatment of acne have emerged as an appealing treatment option and as an effective adjunct treatment to existing modalities. The principal goal of the study was to determine the changes in the number of inflammatory lesions in acne patients. Methods: Patients received instruction for daily at-home use of Silk’n Blue device for 12 weeks. Follow-up visits were conducted at 1 and 3 months to collect data. Results: Fifteen subjects with mild to severe cases experienced improvement over the course of the trial. The decrease in mean inflammatory acne counts (from 41.26 to 24.46) and mean percent reduction (41.8%) were statistically significant (p < 0.001). Some participants experienced percent reductions as great as 67%. No adverse events were recorded. Conclusions: The Silk’n Blue device is a safe and effective modality for at-home treatment of mild, moderate, and severe inflammatory acne vulgaris with proper use.

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Hellman, J. and Ramirez, C. (2014) Evaluation of Self-Treatment of Acne Using Silk’n Blue Phototherapy System. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 4, 179-184. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2014.43025.

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