Benefits Of Using LED Light Therapy In Your Skincare Routine

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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In today’s world, there are so many new skincare treatments that people will swear by. We believe that what works best for your skin depends highly on your skin type and your age. This article will go over the types of LED light that you can use for treatments on your skin, how they may benefit you, and what the potential side effects might be. 

The process

LED therapy is the process of using a colored LED light that treats certain aspects of skin imperfections. This treatment doesn’t have ultraviolet rays, which can be extremely harmful to the skin if too much contact occurs. 

One of the most common light colors is blue. Blue LED light can treat multiple things such as aging, burns, and acne. The blue LED light can also help with sebaceous oil glands. It helps to shrink them to produce less oil on the face. 

Some of the side effects may be mild depending on how often you receive this treatment. Some of them include:

  • Redness
  • Rashes
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Hives

These symptoms can all be treated, but it’s important to take them seriously and do what is necessary to reduce them if they happen. 

Another popular treatment is the use of a red LED light. The red light treats different imperfections like the epidermis. The light can also help with the following. 

  • Stimulate collagen
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote circulation

The side effects of red light therapy are also the same as blue light. 

Important treatment factors

With all light therapy treatments, the benefits can outweigh the side effects. This therapy isn’t something that most people get done one time. It may take time to notice any results but with consistent treatment, the imperfections will start to diminish. 

Another factor to consider when you want to get the LED treatment is what medications you are taking. For instance, some medications can make your skin more sensitive to light. This can cause the side effects to be much worse than normal. You should consult with a doctor before you decide to go through with any treatments to keep your skin safe. 

Over time, this therapy may become expensive. If you are committed to perfecting your skin’s overall appearance, it can definitely be worth it. Once you see the results that you are seeking, you can slow down the treatments and not receive them as often. Sometimes, when people see the results that they want, they even stop the treatments completely. 

Looking to add LED therapy to your skincare?

The professionals at Back To Basics offer a variety of skin care treatments, including LED light therapy. Contact us today at 806.322.3706 or visit our services tab to learn more about what we can offer you for health and wellness.