5 Benefits of Using Red LED Light Therapy
You may or may not have heard of light therapy, so for those who haven't we'll give a quick rundown on what the treatment can offer and why we decided to dedicate a blog article on it.
LED therapy, or light emitting diode therapy, is a skincare treatment which uses varying wavelengths of light, most notably red. LED therapy was originally developed by NASA for plant growth experiments during shuttle missions and was later found to show improvements in wound treatment. Now, red LED light therapy is used by many aestheticians and skin clinics to help combat the signs of aging.
The best part about light therapy is the clinical research behind it, making it one of the safest and most effective skin treatments you can buy. Skincare professionals prescribe LED light therapy for wrinkles, rejuvenation, acne, healing and scarring. Light therapy is also a popular treatment with celebrities looking to rejuvenate their complexions.
Now that you know what LED light therapy is, you might like to continue reading to learn 5 of the benefits to red LED light therapy treatments.
1. Red Light is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for Skin
Red light therapy alleviates inflammation by increasing blood flow to the damaged tissues, and has also been found to increase the body’s antioxidant defenses. This natural anti-inflammatory effect of red light therapy is a key to its skin healing and appearance-improving effects.
2. Red Light Therapy Increases Your Natural Collagen Production
In addition to reducing your inflammation, red light therapy also stimulates your own collagen production (similar to microneedling), for fresher, more vibrant skin. You might like to combine this treatment with microneedling treatments for a firmer and overall improved complexion. We recently wrote an article all about collagen and the role it plays in skin health, which you might like to read it here.
As a quick breakdown, collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and responsible for our firm, plump skin when we're young. It's also critical for joint, bone and tissue health. Collagen literally holds us together, and the more you produce naturally the better. Unfortunately as we age we produce less collagen, therefore, stimulating your body to produce more can be beneficial for your overall health.
Along with microneedling, red LED light therapy is a way you can stimulate your body to produce more collagen. If you can't afford treatments in a skin clinic, you may like to try our LED face mask or our LED glow wand. Click here for product details.
3. Research Shows Significant Skin Improvements From Light Therapy
Red light therapy can be found at some of the leading spas, clinics, and salons the world over for its healing and anti-aging benefits. Red light is safe and effective at treating anti-aging concerns, skin healing, and rejuvenation. It's also often used after skin treatments which may require downtime to restore the skin and speed up healing time.
4. Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
As mentioned above, the red light stimulates collagen production and alleviates signs of aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles. Studies have shown how light therapy counteracts signs of aging in skin through this process of collagen production.
5. Skin Healing Properties
In addition to rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits, using the red light in LED light therapy is also a safe, natural way to speed up the healing process for burns, wounds, surgery incisions, and scars. If you own our LED mask or LED wand and you also perform microneedling with our Dr Pen devices, you may like to try this at home after your treatments! Finally, although there hasn't been enough studies yet, red light therapy may also help reduce acne, eczema and psoriasis.
This blog only covers the benefits of the red light option in LED light therapy, however, there are many other colours and benefits to choose from. Our mask offers 7 different colours all with different skin benefits. Have a read of our product description of the DermaShine LED Mask and the LED Glow Wand to learn more.
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