Dermatology Associates of Virginia

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Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For appointments 804.549.4040

Reynolds Crossing Office (formerly Patterson Office)
6946 Forest Avenue Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Colonial Heights Office
280 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway, Suite 4
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Midlothian/Johnston-Willis Office
The Winchester Building 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 309
Richmond, VA 23235

Mohs Surgery Center
The Winchester Building 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23235

Nuckols Road Office
201 Concourse Boulevard, Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Blue Light Therapy

blue lightAt each of our six locations, we are equipped with a Blue Light device.

What is Blue Light

Blue Light Therapy is a noninvasive phototherapy procedure used to treat conditions that reside on the skin or just under it.It is an alternate treatment used for skin diseases such as actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions), acne, acne scars, and sun spots. When treating actinic keratoses, Blue Light Therapy is used in conjunction with the Levulan Kerastick, a photosensitizing agent that reacts with the light to destroy cancerous cells.

Will it Treat my Acne?

Blue Light Therapy has a phototoxic effect on acne-causing bacteria, meaning it causes a chemically induced skin irritation which, over time, removes acne from the skin. Blue Light Therapy has proven to work faster than other methods like medication or topical treatments.

Post Treatment

After a treatment session, your skin may be red, swollen, and/or mildly bruised and blistered. This is normal and should resolve within 7 days. Your skin may also be slightly crusted over, this is also a regular occurrence and should resolve within 14 days. Your skin will be sensitive to sunlight for several weeks after the treatment is completed. To ensure success and to prevent skin infections post-op, you should avoid direct sunlight on the treated area.

Contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions.