Is LED Light Therapy Worth The Hype?
Many med spas utilize LED light therapy to compliment their services, and now you can buy LED masks and devices to use in the comfort of your own home. So why has LED light therapy become so popular? Is it worth the hype?
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light LED therapy is known to affect the uppermost layer of the skin where acne lies. The Cleveland Clinic claims that blue light may destroy acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes). For at home treatment for acne, it is best to use blue light multiple times a day with the length of use depending on the strength of the device.
Blue light therapy has also been used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating the skin's renewal process.
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin and is known for its anti-aging effects. Red LED is probably the most commonly used color because it has a stronger capacity to stimulate collagen production, resulting in younger looking skin. As we age the collagen production in our skin decreases which contributes to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. LED light therapy is a promising way to keep the skin stimulated and reduce inflammation to help reduce the effects of aging.
Does it Really Work?
While the skincare benefits of LED light therapy may not be seen right away, research suggests that it can help improve or reduce some skin conditions with consistent use. Mild to moderate acne, actinic keratosis, psoriasis, wound healing, and more can benefit from LED light therapy.
In order to see the best results, LED therapy should be done quite frequently. Many estheticians and dermatologists have high quality LED lights that can be part of your monthly facials. If you don't have the means to go regularly, at home devices can have promising results if done daily.
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