Does LED Light Therapy Work? (Phototherapy Masks)

Heather Clouse
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What Do the Different Light Colors Do?

Red lights reduce the production of melatonin and lessen the effects of jet lag, lack of sleep and other conditions that lead to daytime sleepiness. This color works well to increase alertness, energy and mental focus.

Red and blue lights can be used to boost energy and enhance alertness during the day. In combination, they can be used to help regulate sleep cycles at home or on the go.

Red lights help induce relaxation at night, which is crucial in reversing the effects of work stress. You can also use them to relax your muscles before bed.

To avoid eye strain and stress, alternate your times for high and low-intensity light sessions.

White lights can act as a natural pain reliever. They can also be used to treat seasonal affective disorder by stimulating the hypothalamus in the brain, which also helps regulate the circadian rhythm.

Blue-green lights can boost the production of serotonin and melatonin. They may help reduce the effects of depression and anxiety.

How Does a Professional Light Therapy Session Work?

Light therapy is a common treatment to improve mood. If you’ve ever received a massage with LED-enhanced lighting, you’ve experienced some aspects of light therapy firsthand.

Ask anyone who has experienced LED light therapy at home or at a spa and you’ll hear positive stories of how it improved their mood.

As it turns out, light therapy has been used to help alleviate symptoms from a number of psychiatric conditions including Seasonal Affective Disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression.

The idea of modulating your mood, energy, and alertness by controlling your light exposure is based on the existence of the circadian rhythm, also referred to as your internal body clock.

We’re quite familiar with the external light-dark cycles of the sun and the way they affect us, but we don’t often consider how much light exposure is internal to our bodies.

Light therapy delivers a carefully measured dose of this internal light exposure to try to reset your circadian rhythm to align with the sleep and activity schedule that’s best for you.

The light flux is controlled to deliver a specific brightness and color temperature to the retina, which is the part of the eye that detects light and sends it back to the brain for processing.

How Does a Home LED Light Therapy Mask Compare to the Clinic Treatments?

LED treatments can be expensive and difficult to come by these days, so home LED light therapy masks are becoming very popular.

While there is no denying that the clinic LED therapy treatments like those used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons are effective in treating acne and other dermatological concerns, they are also expensive and not covered by medical insurances.

LED lights have benefits in the treatment of acne, rosacea and eczema. They can be very effective if used alone or in combination with some other treatments.

Many people, including celebrities Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz have spoken out about how LED light therapy has positively impacted their health.

But how does the clinic treatment compare to the product I have recently tested?

Billions of LED lights produce different and specific wavelengths of light that are proven to have beneficial effects on the human body. The exact number of light types used is relatively irrelevant, the important thing is to have sufficient light types to provide the best effect.

Consumers are over-reaching when looking for specific light types as they don’t consider whether the beneficial effects of the light and the power is sufficient to treat their condition.

LED Face Mask Before and After

The LED face mask seems to be the new skin care sensation.

These masks can be found in any pharmacy or on the internet.

A range of brands are available with prices ranging from 20 to 100 Euros.

So is it worth having one or you should keep your 20 or 30 euros for a facial or other skin care treatment?

LED light therapy is a technology that uses specific wavelengths of light in order to target the skin.

White light can be used to target pigmentation and dark spots, while red light helps to stimulate collagen production and thus, helps with fine lines and wrinkles.

LED Light Therapy Mask Benefits

What Are The LED Light Therapy Mask Used For?

LED light therapy has been used in the health industry for many years to promote healing and rejuvenate the skin.

This has recently come to the attention of the skincare market. These LED masks are miracle skincare that have been proven to promote a healthy complexion, reduce signs of aging, and improve insomnia.

Light therapy is a great way to combat stress and depression, improve metabolism, sleep quality, and also boost the immune system.

It is similar to acupuncture where the use of pressure points on the body is manipulated to give a desired result. When the LED light is applied to these points, it balances your body by regulating endorphin production and changing blood pressure in your brain. It can also relieve migraines and headaches.

So Overall…

Can It Have A Positive Impact On My Skin?

Since this is a pretty hot topic right now, I don’t want to give you my opinion on whether or not LED light therapy benefits skin.

Going through the documented clinical studies about LED lights and its effects on the skin, we found out that the majority of published studies are actually so-called “academic studies”. This means that they were published in PhD and Master’s theses, not in peer-reviewed journals.

Furthermore, the studies tell us that LED light therapy is known to kill cancer cells in vitro. Since cancer cells are present in the skin, too, the researchers make the assumption that killing them may also have positive results on the skin.

Since there is no data on any human clinical studies, I wouldn’t want to say yes or no to the question of whether or not LED light therapy is beneficial to the skin.

It’s a pity, because in my opinion, there are at least two things we know for sure:

You can reduce acne by about 35 to 45 percent just by having a regimen of LED light therapy on the face.

You can achieve the same effect using a food-derived supplement known as curcumin, which has the added benefit of not being expensive.