LED Light Therapy Benefits for Facial Skin
If you’re not using LED light therapy to improve the appearance of your facial skin, you’re missing out on some serious beauty benefits. Face light therapy can help with everything from wrinkles and fine lines to acne and scarring. Everyone in the beauty world from dermatologists to celebrities is buzzing about the therapy that doesn’t only promise some serious improvements to your skin but actually delivers real results.
How Does LED Light Therapy Work For Skin?
Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that uses LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, which emit specific wavelengths of light that are then absorbed by the cells in your skin in order to treat skin conditions and improve overall skin appearance. RLT is also sometimes called photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy.
Red light therapy can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and sun damage. RLT works by increasing collagen production, reducing inflammation and promoting cell turnover. It has also been found that red light can reduce the production of cytokines by the oil glands, which are drivers of inflammation, redness and pore congestion.
Most people see results after 3-5 sessions, but some may need more treatments to achieve desired results. Red light therapy is generally safe and well tolerated with few side effects reported.
LED Light Therapy Benefits For Skin
Red light therapy (RLT) has grown in popularity largely because it offers a quick and painless treatment to fight the signs of ageing without a needle in sight! Plus, the futuristic-looking red light devices are a pretty cool bonus and will make you feel like you’ve been to the year 3000.
Anecdotes aside, there are many benefits of red light therapy for the skin. RLT can help to:
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Fade sun damage and age spots
- Even out skin tone
- Stimulate collagen production
- Reduce inflammation
RLT is a non-invasive, safe, and effective way to treat a variety of skin concerns. It can be used as an alternative to more invasive treatments, such as lasers and injectables.
How To Prepare
If you're considering red light therapy to improve your skin, it's important to do your research and understand the process. Here are two tips to help you prepare for your treatments:
1. Choose a reputable provider: When choosing a red light therapy provider or device, be sure to do your research and select a reputable, experienced professional or brand. All our LumiRed red light therapy devices are FDA-approved and include a 3-year warranty.
2. Understand the process: It's important to have realistic expectations about what LED light therapy can do for your skin. Be sure to ask your provider questions and get all the information you need before starting treatment. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, just fill out the contact form and schedule a call with our expert.
What To Expect During A Session
A typical red light therapy session lasts for about 20 - 30 minutes. During the session, you will sit or lie down under an LED light panel. The panel will emit red and near-infrared wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin. It should be painless and comfortable - in fact, you should think of it as an LED light therapy facial!
AT-Home RLT vs. In-Office RLT
While red light therapy was most commonly performed in a professional setting, there are now at-home devices that can be used to achieve the same results. We are often asked, “But is at-home LED light therapy as effective as treatments done in a dermatologist’s office?”
Experts agree that both at-home and in-office LED light therapy can be effective in improving skin complexion and reducing wrinkles. However, the study also found that in-salon treatments are more likely to produce faster results than at-home devices.
One reason for this is that professional devices are typically more powerful than at-home versions. They also often utilise different wavelengths of light, which can target specific skin concerns like acne or wrinkles. Professional treatments are also usually longer in duration, giving the skin more time to absorb the beneficial light energy.
With that being said, most people find it more convenient and cost-effective to do red light therapy treatments at home. In fact, there are a number of benefits to going the at-home route:
- You own your LumiRed device for life
- Flexible treatment times without having to schedule any appointments
- Save on travel time and expenses without having to go to a salon
- Comfortable, quiet and private treatment environment
For example, the Aduro LED Mask is designed specifically for treating the face. It offers 11 different treatment settings to work on a number of skin conditions.
Getting The Most Out Of Your LumiRed Device
When performing your red light therapy sessions at home with the LumiPro or Aduro mask you can treat each session like you’re having a professional treatment.
- Take a picture before and after each session so you can track improvements over time
- Set a schedule for your at-home treatments so you don’t miss a treatment and delay your results
- Make it a self-care moment by including some candles or essential oils to help you relax
- While the LumiRed devices don’t emit any UVA/UVB light, it is still recommended to wear protective eyewear if you have sensitive eyes
There is no downtime associated with red light therapy. You may experience a slight warmth during the session, but this should dissipate quickly. After the session, you can immediately resume your normal activities.
If you are putting time and money into improving the appearance of your facial skin, it is important to take good care of your skin so as not to disrupt your results. One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun. Be sure to wear sunscreen every day, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors. You should also stay hydrated by drinking lots of water to maintain supple skin.
Red light therapy offers a safe, comfortable and convenient at-home treatment for improving sagging skin, wrinkles and sun damage. With persistence and consistency, you can enjoy glowing and younger-looking skin within a matter of weeks.
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