Acne and light therapy research
Lumie Clear was designed by Lumie with a team of medical and dermatological experts including Dr Chu and is based on published research.
A number of trials on the use of phototherapy have found that its non-invasive treatment is effective for acne vulgaris, the bacteria that causes acne. Based on these findings, Lumie Clear uses a combination of blue and red light (peaking at approximately 415nm and 660 nm respectively).
This research includes:
Papageorgiou P, Katsambas A, Chu A. Phototherapy with blue (415 nm) and red (660 nm) light in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Br J Dermatol. 2000 May;142(5):973-8. Read the full abstract
Goldberg DJ, Russell BA. Combination blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to severe acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Jun;8(2):71-5. Read the full abstract
Ammad S, Gonzales M, Edwards C, Finlay AY, Mills C. An assessment of the efficacy of blue light phototherapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2008 Sep;7(3):180-8. Read the full abstract
Hamilton FL, Car J, Lyons C, Car M, Layton A, Majeed A. Laser and other light therapies for the treatment of acne vulgaris: systematic review. Br J Dermatol. 2009 Jun;160(6):1273-85. Read the full abstract
Elman M, Slatkine M, Harth Y. The effective treatment of acne vulgaris by a high-intensity, narrow band 405-420 nm light source. J Cosmetic & Laser Ther 2003; 5: 111-116. Read the full abstract
Zane C, Capezzera R, Pedretti A, Facchinetti E, Calzavara-Pinton P. Non-invasive diagnostic evaluation of phototherapeutic effects of red light phototherapy of acne vulgaris. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2008 Oct;24(5):244-8. Read the full abstract
Lee SY, You CE, Park MY. Blue and red light combination LED phototherapy for acne vulgaris in patients with skin phototype IV. Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Feb;39(2):180-8. Read the full abstract