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At-home phototherapy devices for the treatment of acne have emerged as an appealing
treatment option and as an effective adjunct treatment to existing modalities. The
principal goal of the study was to determine the changes in the number of inflammatory
lesions in acne patients. Methods: Patients received instruction for daily at-home
use of Silk’n Blue device for 12 weeks. Follow-up visits were conducted at 1 and 3 months to collect data.
Results: Fifteen subjects with mild to severe cases experienced improvement over
the course of the trial. The decrease in mean inflammatory acne counts (from 41.26
to 24.46) and mean percent reduction (41.8%) were statistically significant (p < 0.001). Some participants experienced percent reductions as great as 67%. No
adverse events were recorded. Conclusions: The Silk’n Blue device is a safe and
effective modality for at-home treatment of mild, moderate, and severe inflammatory
acne vulgaris with proper use.