• <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Too Early to Tell

    According to, while laser and light treatments show promise in treating acne, study groups have been too small to make any valid conclusions. The best-known light therapy is blue-light therapy, which works by killing acne-causing bacteria.

    On the Other: No Information on Long-Term Side Effects

    Because of the newness of laser treatment, it is not known what, if any, long-term side effects may occur, or how long the positive results will last once treatment stops.

    Bottom Line

    More needs to be discovered about laser and light treatments for acne to recommend this procedure. In addition, it is expensive, and not all insurance plans will cover it. Given time, however, research may prove that laser and light therapy is the best way to treat acne.


    SkinarePhysicians,com; Are laser and light treatments really light years ahead of conventional acne therapy?; Acne

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