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).
Light therapy 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; 142:973-8
- Goldberg DJ, Russell BA. Combination blue (415 nm) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to severe acne vulgaris. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 2006; 8: 71-75
- 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; 7(3): 180-8
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.