Doctors Warn: ‘No More Antibiotics for Acne’

A proposal published on, a web resource for physicians and other health professionals, has called for the discontinuation of antibiotics to treat acne.

The proposal, by Muneeza Muhammed, BA and Ted Rosen, MD, suggests that dermatologists should severely curtail or discontinue the routine and regular use of antibiotics for acne.

Dr Robin Stones, Dermatologist and Medical Director at Courthouse Clinics says: ‘Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a global problem, which is a cause for serious concern.

‘In many areas of the world, more than 50% of acne bacteria are resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the condition and the rates are continuing to rise.’

The proposal highlights a number of alternative therapies that are easy to use and effective in treating acne, including the use of light therapy.

Lustre Pure Light uses natural blue light to target the acne causing bacteria at the root of the problem.

Dr Stones explains: ‘Blue and red light are both helpful as they specifically kill the acne bacteria via a photodynamic effect.

‘At Courthouse Clinics, we combine conventional prescription treatments with blue and red light therapies in clinic, in conjunction with Lustre Pro, which is useful adjunct to clinic based treatments as it is simple and convenient to use.’

Gary Conroy from Ambicare Health says: ‘Blue light is a proven technology invented by leading dermatologists and physicists that has been used successfully for many years as an acne treatment.

‘Lustre Pure Light is a technological breakthrough’ and uses ‘clinically proven technology to eliminate spot-causing bacteria, while also being gentle on skin.’

And if you want to find out more about Lustre Pure Light harbours light from the visible spectrum to eliminate spot-causing bacteria, visit the How it Works on our website.

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