Blue Light Therapy

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
  • Keyvan Nouri
  • Mario Sannino


The LED blue light (BL) phototherapy, using photo-converter chromophores, provides long-term efficacy and safety in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Treatment with BL turns out to be safe and effective as well as pleasant. The results seem to be long lasting with negligible or completely absent downtime. The only side effects appear to be a fleeting erythema and a bronze effect that, in some cases, could also be aesthetically pleasing.



Special thanks to Dr. Luigi Bennardo and Dr. Giuseppe Lodi for their precious contribution in editing and revising this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
    • 1
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
    • 2
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 3
  • Mario Sannino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health ScienceMagna Graecia UniversityCatanzaroItaly
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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