Yellow LEDs at 590+ nanometers, red LEDs at 625-660 nanometers, and infrared LEDs at 850+ nanometers have been shown to have significant improvements in the appearance of numerous skin conditions including aging and rosacea. The benefits of these wavelengths are far and wide creating quite a list of impressive improvements.
Benefits of yellow, red, and infrared LEDs:
- Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis
- Boosts cellular energy
- Increases circulation
- Decreases length and depth of lines and wrinkles
- Fades age spots and discoloration
- Diminishes scarring
- Brightens skin tone
- Reduces pore size
- Improves the texture of the skin
- Firms and tightens
- Plumps the lips
- Reduces redness
- Diminishes inflammation
- Accelerates healing of pimples and blemishes
Most of these reactions within the skin and body don’t occur overnight, but take consistency and patience with treatments. Although, some changes can be seen immediately in many individuals such as brightening skin tone, a reduction in pore size, and diminished redness. Other issues with the skin may take a bit longer to see results such as deeper wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
Blue LEDs at 415 nanometers have a very different effect on the skin than its yellow, red, and infrared counterparts. Blue wavelengths have been shown to be anti-bacterial. Therefore, as these wavelengths penetrate into the skin and are absorbed into acne, they have the unique ability to kill the bacteria that causes acne, P. acnes.
Benefits of blue light therapy:
- Kills the acne bacteria, P. acnes
- Soothes the skin
When the skin is treated with blue light therapy to destroy the bacteria and is then followed up with a red light therapy treatment, which speed up the healing process and reduces inflammation, acne begins to dissipate leaving the skin brighter and clearer. It’s a powerful duo in the fight against acne.
LED light therapy is a safe treatment for the skin giving you a natural alternative for treating a plethora of skin conditions. Given time and patience you can expect to see visible improvements within your skin without the need for turning to more invasive and potentially damaging options.