Unveiling the Power of LED Light Therapy: How It Works, Colors, Benefits & Risks Explained

February 2023

What is LED Light Therapy?

LED therapy – also known as Light Emitting Diode therapy – is a painless, non-invasive skincare treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of the skin. This type of therapy is suitable for all skin types and can help with various skin concerns, such as acne, spots, breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation. LED therapy works by emitting light energy that penetrates deep into the skin and stimulating cellular activity.

Different types of LED therapy are available, each with its own wavelength and benefits.

The different wavelengths are in the form of different coloured lights.

Red & Near Infrared LED therapy is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles & inflammation and promote collagen production, reduce the aging process.

Blue LED therapy is used to kill acne-causing bacteria.

Green LED therapy is used to reduce hyperpigmentation and promote an even skin tone & rejuvenation.

These are some of the many healing benefits of LED therapy with specific wavelengths for specific benefits.

LED therapy can be administered in a professional setting, such as a dermatologist’s office or a spa, or you can do it at home. The results are cumulative and require multiple sessions. If you’re interested in trying out LED therapy, do you research to find out if it’s right for you.

Benefits of Different Wavelengths of LED Therapy

Experience the benefits of various LED wavelengths, including enhanced collagen production, diminished acne, increased blood circulation, and a more youthful appearance.

There are four main wavelengths that offer the main benefits, and obtaining the optimum wavelength is key.

Near-Infrared Light, which is invisible and penetrates deep into the body. It reaches the muscles, nerves and even the bones. The optimum wavelength for this is 830nm for many health concerns.

Red Light is the most studied wavelength of the visible lights range. It was when scientist at NASA harnessed its power for plant growth that they accidentally discovered its health benefits to humans and as a result it has developed into home use and the benefits of other wavelengths and colours realised. The optimum wavelength for this is 633nm for many health concerns, however when it comes to sperm health its 670nm.

Blue Light is used to kill bacteria, and unlike ultraviolet light, it won’t pose a threat to your health. However, you must take care to never look directly at the light and to always wear a face mask and protective googles. The optimum wavelength for this is 415nm.

Finally, Green Light, helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and promote an even skin tone. This can reduce the appearance of age and sun spots and other discolouration. It also helps with those with dull and fatigued complexions, which will help brighten your skin. This setting also helps with The optimum wavelength for this is 520nm.

By understanding the four main wavelengths and the optimum level for each, you can ensure your health and wellness is in the best possible condition.

What can LED Therapy help with?

Different wavelengths can help with different health benefits, Full details into these benefits will be elaborated within their own sections.

LED Therapy will help people with the with the following conditions, however is not the list is not exclusive and there are many more benefits;

Red Light Therapy help with firming the skin, reducing Fine Lines, Wrinkles and boosting the natural collagen which reduces the signs of ageing which will make the skin look rejuvenated. It will help people who suffer from Rosacea and reducing the redness. 

Blue light therapy will help with Acne, Spots & break outs.

Fertility & Trying to Conceive, help improve Egg HealthBalancing Hormones, helps with Yeast Infections & Increases Blood Flow which in terns improves the chances of trying to conceive. Red Light Therapy will also help with Hypothyroidism, Sperm Health including Sperm DNA Fragmentation, Testicular Function & Erectile Dysfunction, these are all linked to infertility.

Help with muscles pain, wound and injury healing & helps reduce scarring. Helps people who suffer from Arthritis, Joint Pain, Cystic Fibrosis, Reduces Inflammation and will help with Bone HealthRed Light Therapy can also help people who suffer from Hair Loss, Eye health, Oral Health & Weight Loss

Red Light Therapy also improves well-being with helping with the following; Reducing Stress & has a calming effect, Improves Sleep, Boosts Energy, Enhances Mood, Improves Cognitive function. 

Red Light Therapy is not exclusive to humans but also has many benefits for Pets.

Professional vs. At-Home LED Treatments

When it comes to LED therapy, professional treatments are typically more powerful and can penetrate deeper into the skin. Professional treatments typically use higher-powered LED and are administered by trained professionals. The cost of LED therapy in a professional setting can range from £100 to £500 per session, and may require multiple sessions for optimal results.

At-home LED therapy treatments are not as powerful as professional treatments, but they can still be very effective. At-home LED treatments use lower-powered LED lights and usually come in the form of masks, belts, handheld devices as well as many more. The cost of these devices can range from £100 to £3000. While these treatments may not provide the same results as professional treatments, they are still beneficial and can help with various skin concerns.

Here at emit LEDS our devices are safe, powerful and affordable, offering high end products at mid-range prices.

Are there any risks? Overall, LED light therapy is a safe and effective treatment for various skin concerns. Both professional and at-home treatments have their own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to do your research and find a treatment that is right for you.

Should You Try LED Therapy?

If you are looking for a safe and effective treatment to improve the look and feel of your skin, LED light therapy might be worth considering. This non-invasive treatment uses light with specific wavelengths to improve your skin’s tone and texture with minimal side effects. LED  therapy has many healing benefits and can help with various skin concerns such as acne, wrinkles, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. However, it’s important to note that the results are cumulative and require multiple sessions for optimal results. Professional treatments are typically more powerful and can penetrate deeper into the skin, but are more expensive than at-home LED treatments. At-home LED treatments can still provide beneficial results, but they may not be as powerful as professional treatments 

LED Light Therapy: How It Works, Colors, Benefits & Risks
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