iPhone App claims to treat acne with light

March 22, 2010 5:41:47 AM PDT
The iPhone can do a lot of things, but can it cure acne? A dermatologist in Houston developed what's being billed as the acne app.

It emits blue light to kill bacteria and red light to prevent inflammation.

These treatments are proven to be effective on acne in a medical office. But would it work with an iPhone?

One New York dermatologist says she doesn't think the iPhone's light is strong enough, and she doubts the app will work.