How Can LED Light Therapy Help with Skin Problems?
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 How Does LED Light Therapy Work?
- 02 What Are The Benefits Of LED Light Therapy?
- 03 Is LED Red Light Therapy Safe?
- 04 How Often Should You Use LED Light Masks?
- 05 LED Light Therapy Devices To Try
Multipurpose products are always a joy to have. When it comes to skincare, owning a beauty device that can address most of your skin issues is truly a godsend. Does such a thing exist? Yes!
Thanks to technological advances, LED light therapy devices such as masks equipped with a variety of visible light colors are now easily accessible to everyone and are no longer an exclusive in-clinic treatment.
What is LED light therapy?
LED light therapy is the use of UV-free, non-heating LED bulbs to treat a variety of skin conditions. The light energy that penetrates the skin activates photoreceptors which then triggers natural cellular processes such as collagen production, healing, and regeneration.
How Does LED Light Therapy Work?
Most LED light therapy devices, such as masks, utilize UV-free and non-heating LED bulbs to deliver beneficial light energy into the layers of the skin. This innovative treatment was first developed by NASA back in the 1980s. LED light therapy devices and their proven benefits have become sought after in recent years both in the medical field and the beauty industry.
The light energy released in the process does not damage the skin but instead activates photoreceptors that kickstart the skin’s natural processes. These include collagen production, skin regeneration, lymphatic drainage, and more.
It happily delivers on its promises: improved acne management, boosted collagen production, reduced signs of skin aging, and more professional-quality results.
What Are The Benefits Of LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy masks or devices often have various visible light colors that address specific skin concerns. To highlight its many benefits, it's helpful to discuss the effects of each light color emitted by the device.
- Red Light - the color for anti-aging and wound healing; promotes increased blood flow and collagen production
- Blue Light - the antibacterial light, destroys acne-causing bacteria; regulates oil production
- Green Light - the color that lightens skin and improves pigmentation as well as the appearance of fine lines
- Yellow Light - the deep-penetrating light that promotes better hydration for a smoother and more refined complexion
- Purple Light - the anti-wrinkle hue; promotes cell renewal and improves lymphatic drainage
- Light Blue Light - the soothing kind; calms skin allergies and inflammation
- White Light - the all-in-one light; enhances nutrient absorption
Is LED Red Light Therapy Safe?
LED light therapy, in general, is a safe and dependable skin treatment and rejuvenation method. Because the LED bulbs used for light therapy are UV-free and non-heating, LED masks do not cause any type of damage to the surface of the skin. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology confirms that phototherapy using an LED device displays an excellent safety profile.
The therapy also does not cause any adverse reactions and requires little to no downtime for the user. The same study also confirms the effectiveness of phototherapy devices when used to treat mild to moderate acne and heal wounds.
How Often Should You Use LED Light Masks?
For beginners, treatments using a LED light therapy mask can be done up to four times a week starting with 10-minute sessions. Once favorable results start appearing, reduce treatments to twice a week - you may do longer sessions for up to 15 minutes each. LED bulbs provide pure light energy and are very powerful so there is no need to amp up usage to achieve better results.
LED Light Therapy Devices To Try
Don’t miss out on the many benefits of LED light therapy. Planning to purchase a device soon? Check out three must-try Project E Beauty LED light therapy devices and what each can offer.
LumaGlow Red & Blue Light Therapy
What it does: The LumaGlow Red & Blue LED Light Therapy delivers beneficial effects such as enhanced collagen production, oil control, and reduced wrinkles and fine lines. This portable beauty device comes with 2 of the most used visible light colors: red and blue.
Why choose this: FDA-cleared device, painless, non-invasive, no downtime, fully wireless, portable, can be used on the face and body, easy to use with 2 operating modes: continuous and pulsating
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), blemish and acne-prone skin, dull and dry skin
Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask
What it does: This game-changing LED light therapy device features seven LED light colors, each with its own benefit. Experience the anti-aging effects of red light, the anti-blemish properties of blue light, the inflammatory effects of cyan, and more.
Why choose this: painless, non-invasive, no downtime, fully wireless, portable, comes with a dedicated neck panel, 99 (face) + 40 (neck) LED bulbs
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), blemish and acne-prone skin, dull and dry skin - choose a wavelength color depending on your skin type and skin concerns.
LED Light Therapy Mask - Silicone
What it does: This Silicone LED light therapy mask is equipped with 2 visible light colors: blue and red. Red light helps speed up healing and enhance collagen production for more anti-aging effects. Blue light helps treat acne-prone skin and has a calming and soothing effect on irritated skin.
Why choose this: flexible silicone material, comfortable fit, easy one-button operation, portable and ultralight design, equipped with 66 LED bulbs,
Best for: skin showing signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, droopy/saggy skin), sun-damaged skin, dry and rough skin
written by Sophie Flair