What is led light therapy?
LED Light Therapy works by producing wavelengths from light that penetrate the skin at various depths targeting different skin concerns
How does it work ?
The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel, repair and rejuvenate the skin. The colour and light emitted from the LED device produces precise wavelengths and these wavelengths penetrate the skin at various depths. The wavelengths stimulate certain skin responses, whether it be increasing cellular activity or encouraging faster healing. Controlling these wavelengths comes down to choosing which colour of LED light is used.
Benefits & wavelengths of each light therapy Light therapy has a variety of benefits that have been clinically tested and trailed all over the world.
RED Light Therapy: Wavelength between 620nm to 750nm Used for its anti-aging benefits because of its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It is also believed to reduce cytokines, which cause inflammation.
BLUE Light Therapy: Wavelength between 405nm to 420nm) Used for its anti-bacterial benefits and therefore used in acne treatment. This specific wavelength stimulates the production of oxygen radicals that kills acne-causing bacteria without damaging the skin.
YELLOW Light Therapy: Wavelength of between 590nm to 620nm Used to flush waste from the skin, boost lymphatic flow and increase cellular growth, aiding in cell-turnover, or production of new skin cells. It also helps prevent pigmentation and sun-damage.
History of Light Therapy
Light Therapy has been around for over 50 years. NASA originally developed it for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions. Since then studies have found light therapy to have multiple benefits for the skin. LED light therapy is now used by some dermatologists to help regenerate the skin from ageing, improve acne, pigmentation and more.
What the experts are saying?
At- home LED devices are an excellent way to bring a normally in-office treatment to the comfort of your home," says Dr. Maryam Zamani
”LED face masks are a type of phototherapy that’s well documented and researched. It’s been a staple of dermatology and aesthetician practices for years, but now, you can get medical-grade results in your own home and on your own time.”Dr. Dennis Gross
"it is a scientific fact that certain wavelengths of light can be beneficial for healthy skin and skin disease," says dermatologist Adrian Lim.