Coupled Blue and Red Light-emitting Diodes Therapy Efficacy in Patients With Rosacea

Two Case Reports

Elisabetta Sorbellini; Maria Pia De Padova; Fabio Rinaldi


J Med Case Reports. 2020;14(22) 

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Abstract and Introduction


Background: Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting approximately 5% of the world population. Therapeutic approaches to rosacea are focused on symptom suppression by means of anti-inflammatory agents. More recently, photodynamic therapy, especially light-emitting diodes, has been introduced as a valid alternative to conventional therapy.

Case presentation: In the present work, we reported the efficacy and safety of light-emitting diodes therapy combining blue (480 nm) and red (650 nm) light for the treatment of two patients with papulopustular rosacea: a 22-year-old Caucasian woman and a 68-year-old Caucasian man.

Conclusions: This kind of treatment could represent an effective, safer, and well-tolerated approach for the treatment of such conditions.