Light therapy has been around for a long time. It's now being marketed in a new way that makes it seem like a hot new trend - but it's actually been used for years by dermatologists and in the medical world, with over 3000 studies on the subject. Light emitting diode (LED) Light Therapy is a technology that uses varying wavelengths of light, including red and blue, measured in nanometres. LED Light therapy is a safe and effective treatment that has been shown to improve a variety of skin conditions including acne, scarring and hyper pigmentation.blue-light therapy.
Light Therapy Technology
- What is LIGHT THERAPY?
- What are the benefits or BLUE LIGHT THERAPY?
Blue light therapy has been recognised to provide skincare benefits by improving skin imperfections and revealing clearer, fresher and younger looking skin, particularly for the acne-prone skin types.
- What are the benefits of RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Red light therapy is used to beautify the external layer of your skin and improve your skin complexion by helping create a smoother and fuller looking texture.
- Is LIGHT THERAPY safe?
Unlike other types of light therapy, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays. Therefore, they’re safe for regular use. You shouldn’t use LED light therapy if you take certain prescriptions such as Accutane or if you’re experiencing skin rashes. Please always refer to your healthcare professional for advice if you are under treatment before using any light therapy devices. We also strongly recommend you read the device contraindications before use as well.
- Is LIGHT THERAPY painful?
No, LED light therapy is a gentle, safe and non-invasive method.
- Can LIGHT THERAPY cause any UV damage to my skin?
Light therapy does not use UV light which is present in natural sunlight and is known to cause damage to skin. Light therapy has been used for more than fifteen years by dermatologists and is a technology recognized by the medical world.
- Can LIGHT THERAPY help reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
The efficacy of red and infrared light therapy for reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging, such as fine lines, skin roughness, and low collagen density, was researched in the Photomedicine and Laser Surgery journal.
Several studies show a beneficial impact of the LED light therapy on the look of the skin.
- Can LIGHT THERAPY improve skin elasticity?
As the review in the journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery notes, Red/infrared Light Therapy may help rejuvenate the skin by increasing collagen production in the skin, which gives the skin its elasticity.
- Is LIGHT THERAPY used and recommended by dermatologists?
Yes, it is. The American Academy of Dermatology deems this procedure safe, and more and more healthcare professionals start to offer this treatment method to their patients.
- Why is my GP not recommending LIGHT THERAPY?
here could be a number of reasons.
It could be linked to whether or not you are suffering from photosensitivity. Photosensitivity (sensitisation to light) is a common side effect of various medications and some herbal remedies as well. You should not use light therapy if you suffer from photosensitivity.
LED Light Therapy has not been tested with pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, so your GP or midwife may recommend you only start your treatment after the breastfeeding period.
They may recommend against Light Therapy if:
- you have a history of porphyria, solar urticaria, chronic actinic dermatitis, photosensitivity.
- they find any suspicious or cancerous lesions.
- you are taking Amiodarone.
- you are taking any photosensitising treatment.
- you are over or near a recent steroid injection.
- you suspect that you have had an adverse/allergic reaction.