Blu-U (PDT) Acne Treatment

The Blu-U acne treatment delivers incoherent light at wavelengths of 400-450 nm. This light targets an organic compound generated by the p.acnes bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) called porphyrins. As a result, when this organic compound is stimulated by the Blu-U light, singlet oxygen is produced which kills the p.acnes bacteria which causes inflammation. Although the Blu-U acne treatment is used alone, for severe acne the Blu-U light is often combined with PDT for best results (ALA Photodynamic Therapy).

What Is Blu-U With PDT

PDT is a topical photosensitizing agent which is absorbed by abnormal cells, pores, and oil glands. PDT makes these areas more susceptible to the acne treatment. BLU-U and PDT is considered the most effective acne treatment that does not depend on oral medication to treat acne.


Overall, ALA Photodynamic therapy is an effective acne treatment because it is able to:

1. Partially destroying over active sebaceous glands.
2. Accelerate corneocyte shedding, inhibiting new comedone formation (exfoliation/light peeling).
3. Kill the p.acnes bacteria which causes the inflammation.


Normally 3-6 acne treatments are required for best results.

NOTE: Individual Results May Vary


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Blu-U Levulan FAQs

Levulan??? is applied topically to the whole area to be treated and is left on for about 30 to 60 minutes. Then you???re seated in front of a BLU-U??? light box for 8 to 12 minutes. BLU-U??? Levulan??? acne treatments also can be performed on chests, and backs.
There is short down time with BLU-U??? Levulan??? acne treatments, but the results are worth it. You will need to remain indoors out of sunlight for 36 hours. You will be red and have some flaking. The majority will clear over one week. We offer a camouflage make-up that you can wear the 3rd day after the treatment.
Patients taking Accutane. Patients who have Lupus or other light sensitive conditions; patients who are pregnant or breast feeding.
Treatment intervals are usually every 8 to 10 weeks depending on patient recovery.

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About Bellair Laser Clinic

The Bellair Laser Group of Clinics are cosmetic-medical centers offering only FDA approved, result-oriented skin care and hair removal technologies. Bellair Laser Clinic has been in business for 14 years. We won the Consumers Choice Award for 9 consecutive years. We are also the biggest provider of Fraxel Treatments in Canada.

For Dr. Peter Bray, the key to successful cosmetic surgery and injectables is an appreciation for the fact that no two patients are alike. By addressing the needs of the individual and rejecting cookie-cutter treatments, Dr. Bray produces results that appear as if born out of nature. Regarded for his relentless commitment to the safety and well being of his patients, it's this personal touch that separates him from the field. Dr. Bray personally administers Dermal Fillers at Bellair Laser Clinic. This hands-on approach allows Dr. Bray to gain insight into your specific concerns and develop an appropriate course of treatment. Dr Bray is the medical director of Dermal fillers.

As medical supervisor of Bellair Laser Clinic, Dr. Greg Pugen is the physician overseeing the medical-cosmetic procedures at the clinics. He works closely with the management team ensuring the highest standards are adhered to by the entire team for safe, effective treatments.


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Bay & Bloor 416-972-0337

116 Cumberland Street, Toronto

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2237 Yonge Street, Toronto