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Dermalux Flex MD

The world’s most powerful home-use LED light therapy device

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Alice says

I tried the Dermalux Flex at home during lockdown in spring 2020. I used it 4-5 times a week for 3 months and had detailed skin imaging done on a Visia machine before and after treatment.  This showed impressive improvements in skin wrinkling, pigmentation and skin redness and a total reduction of my ‘skin age’ of 9 years. So that’s why I like this device and wanted it on my site.

What is the Dermalux Flex MD?

This LED Light Therapy device is mostly used in clinics but is also certified for home use. It is 3 times more powerful than any other portable LED device and is medically certified for the treatment of a wide range of face and body conditions including acne, wound healing, psoriasis and muscular and joint pain.

  • LED light therapy uses light energy at different wavelengths to make improvements in skin health.
  • The Dermalux Flex MD offers red light (at 633 nm) to prompt rejuvenation in the skin (more collagen, better hydration, less inflammation).
  • The blue light (at 415nm) to denature the bacteria that provoke acne.
  • The near infrared light (at 830nm) to reduce inflammation at a deep level, promote a sense of relaxation and stimulate bone renewal.

USPs: the world’s most powerful home-use LED light therapy device; clinic standard, medically certified to produce genuine results for a wide range of face and body conditions; portable and light.

CATEGORY: Home-use Devices

SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types

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Description

The Dermalux Flex MD is the gold-standard of portable LED devices. It is 3 times more powerful than any other device you can get for home use and is medically certified for the treatment of acne, wound healing, psoriasis and muscular and joint pain, so it’s a very serious piece of kit.

LED light therapy uses light energy at different wavelengths to make improvements in skin health. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different layer of the skin. The Dermalux Flex offers red light (at 633 nm) to prompt rejuvenation in the skin (more collagen, better hydration, less inflammation), blue light (at 415nm) to denature the bacteria that provoke acne, and near infrared light (at 830nm) to reduce inflammation at a deep level, promote a sense of relaxation and stimulate bone renewal.

The Dermalux Flex comes with goggles, a treatment pillow and a user manual which enables you to select from 7 treatment protocols to treat a range of skin concerns including redness, pigmentation and evening out your skin tone. Each treatment is for 30 minutes but this can be adjusted as necessary.

The Dermalux Flex is really easy to use. All you have to do is switch the device on, choose which type of light you would like to use (you can use them singly, or together), then lie under the canopy and relax for 30 minutes, wearing the blackout goggles supplied.

The light panel is flexible, so you can remove it from its curved stand and drape it over your neck and chest, for instance, to treat your decolletage, or place it over your back either to treat spots (with the blue light) or niggling aches (use the near-infrared light for this, as it can reach down to the bone and has been shown to help bone repair itself). I like to use the red light panel across my stomach while watching television, though the rest of the family complain if I don’t cover it up to block out distracting rays of light that creep out around the edges.

 


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  1. I bought the Flex as a rejuvenation present for myself but it has really improved my son’s acne too.

  2. My skin is glowing and my dark pigmentation has almost gone.

  3. I have not had a facial since before lockdown in February and I have only been using the Flex. My skin is amazing!

  4. Love my Flex, couldn’t recommend it enough. If you’d spend it on a handbag, you should spend it on your skin instead.


ASK ALICE

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Hi Alice, I bought the Dermalux Flex MD LED Light Therapy Device after watching your video of recommendation. Which serum do you think is best to use after the treatment please?

Do the treatment with a clean, dry face – and afterwards, use any serum that you like. During the day I'll go for a vitamin C serum, a hydrating serum, moisturiser and sunscreen, and in the evening, a retinoid then moisturiser.

Hi Alice, how much electricity does the Dermalux Flex use in a 20-minute session?

The cost of running the Dermalux Flex for a half-hour session is about 10p, says Dermalux, so a 20-minute session would be slightly less.

Can you use the Dermalux Flex after nose to mouth fillers?

Yes absolutely - your practitioner will suggest that you wait for two weeks after treatment, as that is the standard recommendation.

Can you use the Dermalux Flex if you have had a BCC removed from the face, and will it improve other sun damage?

Yes you can (I checked with Dermalux) and it will help with the healing. And yes, it will also help with other sun damage on your face.

Can I use the Dermalux Flex every day on my face?

In a word: yes. The benefits of LED treatment are cumulative, so the more you do it, the more benefit you derive.

Hi Alice, I'm really interested in the Dermalux Flex. It's a lot of money but reading your review has convinced me even more. I have other tweakments and am saving up for a lateral brow lift as well as a neck lift maybe when I turn 50, but not quite...

Hello, yes it's a lot of money but yes in my view it is totally worth the investment. It's a medically certified treatment, it works and the device is robust and will last for a long time.

Hi. Do you still use the Dermalux Flex? Do you recommend it? I am considering buying one but am wondering if it is worth the investment.

Yes, it's fab, yes I recommend it and yes I'm using it – I lent it to Georgia (TTG editor) earlier in the year but have now nicked it back and I'm not the only one in the family who uses it!

I’m interested in buying a red light therapy kit for home use but don’t know where to start. Have you reviewed any or have any recommendations? Much thanks, Anya.

Hi Anya, the one I love is the Dermalux Flex because – as you can see from the video on the page – it worked wonders for my skin during lockdown. Unlike the cheaper portable-mask type of LED devices, this is medical-grade LED, i.e. the device is medically certified for treating specific skin conditions, which puts it into a different league to the cheaper devices. The other brand of home-use LED to look at is Celluma, which is also medically certified and one of the originators in this field.

I don’t like going to salons for treatments, is it worth investing in the Cellreturn Platinum Mask?

It's the lovely Liz Earle's daughter who has brought the Cellreturn mask into the UK, and Liz tells me it's very good. If you're considering spending that kind of money on an LED mask though, we love the Dermalux Flex – it’s 3 times more powerful than any other portable LED device and has been proven to make real improvements to all manner of skin concerns. Read more about it at that link, and there are also a couple of videos.

I am looking for a device to tighten and lift my skin for my face and body. I have Profhilo, toxin and fillers and was wondering which of the following would work best for me: Lyma, Wellbox or Dermalux Flex? Does the Dermalux tighten and lift? I am...

I hate to say it but none of those will give you noticeable lift and tightening. The Lyma is highly unlikely to achieve anything, it doesn't have the power. I don't know the Wellbox. I love the Dermalux – it's a medically-certified device – and while this will help a lot with the condition of your skin, helping it regenerate from the inside and become stronger and better hydrated, reducing redness and helping pigmentation a little, your skin will look younger and smoother, but it doesn't make any claims for tightening and lifting. In-clinic treatment with something like radiofrequency microneedling is a better bet – find a great...

How long do the bulbs last in a Dermalux device? Do they need servicing so they remain safe to use?

Years! The device has a two-year guarantee and I gather it has held up well when stress-tested to show that it can run pretty well continuously for five years, which is far more use than it will get even from a busy clinic. Find out more about the Dermalux Flex MD here.

Have you tried the lyma laser ? xx

Yes I have tried the Lyma 'laser' but I'm not a fan - I used it every night for months on end in spring 2021 (on one side of one wrinkle on my neck, and on the knuckles of my left hand, as advised by the brand founder,) without getting any results. My laser-manufacturer acquaintances laugh at it when I ask them what they think of its supposed powers of rejuvenation. Why? 'Look, this isn't competition to us,' said one. 'Laser?' laughed another. 'That's more of a laser pointer.' The Lyma makes enormous claims, claiming the sort of results that it normally takes several rounds of in-clinic treatment to achieve, and has the flimsiest...

Hi Alice. Have you tried the Tria Age Defying laser and if yes, does it work? Thank you

Hi, I haven't tried it and I don't think it's very powerful

Hi Alice, could the use of Dermalux cause facial fat loss? I red about that red LED light and near infrared light could cause it? Is there a possibility that this could happen? Could I lose volume in the face? How long and how often do you use your...

Hi, no the Dermalux won't cause facial fat loss, it is working on treating the skin and the light it emits does not affect fat. We all lose facial volume as we age - the fat-pads in the face flatten and slide south. I have been using my Dermalux for half an hour at a time, as often as I can, for the past two years though just now I have lent it to a colleague who is suffering with psoriasis, so her need is greater.

Hi Alice, I love your books and really enjoy following your tweakments, I was just wondering what your thoughts were on the Lyma Laser? It's very expensive and I want to know if it's worth the cost and whether you had tried it? Many thanks, Clair

Hi, yes I have tried the Lyma but I'm not a fan - I used it every night for months on end in spring 2021 (on one side of one wrinkle on my neck, and on the knuckles of my left hand, as advised by the brand founder,) without getting any results. My laser-manufacturer acquaintances laugh at it when I ask them what they think of its supposed powers of rejuvenation. Why? 'Look, this thing isn't competition to us,' said one. 'Laser?' laughed another. 'That's more of a laser pointer.' The Lyma makes enormous claims, claiming the sort of results that it normally takes several rounds of in-clinic treatment to achieve, and has the flimsiest...

Do you think the hand held home devices are actually worth the money? LYMA and any of the others that say ‘better than a facelift’? Thanks!!!

  Some hand-held devices are worth the money - if you are dedicated to using them really consistently. You can see the ones I like in the shop here. But stop and think - seriously, how can any home use device be 'better than a facelift'?  If these things were a genuine alternative to surgery, surgeons would be going out of business as would the entire tweakments industry and we would all know about it. You mention the Lyma - I have to say I'm not a fan for a number of reasons. I have tried it - I used it every night for months on end in spring 2021 (on one side of one wrinkle on my neck, and on the knuckles of my left hand,...

What do you think of Celluma?

It's a great LED system, but Dermalux is better— an independent head to head study of the devices found that Dermalux had the edge because the company uses single-wavelength bulbs which deliver greater power than the multiple-wavelength bulbs that Celluma uses.

Hi Alice, I am thinking of getting a Dermalux Flex . I’m 61 and recently lost a stone in weight. I am taking collagen tablets but want to increase lost volume in my face and avoid fillers. Would this be a good investment? It’s expensive!

Hi, yes, the Dermalux Flex is expensive - it's brilliant for improving skin quality, hydration and firmness, it takes down skin redness, reduces inflammation and will help reduce pigmentation from age spots... BUT it can't help restore lost volume in the face. Nor can collagen supplements; they too help the strength and quality of the skin, but can't make the face regrow the fat pads or restore the bone mass that has been eroded by the years. Nothing can do that except fillers or fat transfer - and I know those are not something you want to do. Sorry.

Lyma Laser: do you have an opinion on this device

Yes, and it's not positive (I've been trying it for months with zero results). I'm currently gathering some opinions from professionals in the area before I do a bigger post about it.


FAQ ABOUT Dermalux Flex MD


What are the benefits of LED light therapy?

LED light therapy can be used to treat all sorts of concerns, from acne to skin wrinkling to bone health (more on this below). Unlike other procedures, it creates its benefits without causing trauma to the skin and can be used on all skin tones, and what’s more, it keeps your skin at its optimum function. So it also gives you faster recovery times from more invasive or traumatic procedures such as aggressive laser treatments or microneedling, should you choose to have these done as well. There’s also anecdotal evidence that people find using the Dermalux Flex relaxing and energising. LED light therapy is like sunlight but without the bad bits – i.e. it doesn’t contain any harmful wavelengths such as ultraviolet light – only beneficial ones.

What can I treat with the Dermalux Flex MD?

What you can treat with the Flex is really determined by the wavelength you use, and the Flex provides three wavelengths that you can use on their own or in combination with one another. These are red light (which rejuvenates the skin, taking down wrinkles and pigmentation), near-infrared light (which is great for deeper injuries and bone health), and blue light (which kills acne bacteria on your skin to prevent breakouts). Because the Flex is a medical device, the Flex can be used to treat medical indications as well as cosmetic ones, meaning that in addition to use for rejuvenation, pigmentation and sensitised skin, the Flex can help with acne, wound healing, psoriasis and pain. Some good results have also been seen with use of the Flex for conditions such as melasma and rosacea (but melasma is ultimately a hormonal condition and the Flex cannot control hormones).

How soon do I see results?

How soon you see results depends on both the type and the severity of the concern you’re treating. But use it at minimum once a week, and at most once a day (although perhaps every other day if you have sensitised skin). The more treatments you do, and the closer together you do them, the better and faster your results will be – a bit like, say, going to the gym.

Why would you use the Dermalux Flex?

The Dermalux Flex is a great home-use device which has been clinically proven to be both effective and safe. It can be used for a wide range of concerns, from acne and psoriasis to sports injuries and pain relief to reducing wrinkling, pigmentation and dehydration of the skin, and has been found to be really effective in treating each of these. Users also often find that the Flex is mood-boosting and calming.

What are the specific wavelengths and what can these do?

There are three very specific wavelengths used by the Dermalux Flex, each matching a specific target in the skin. The wavelength needs to be exactly right to yield optimal absorption by the target and for you to see a result, which is why the Dermalux is so specific. The three types of light used are red, near-infrared and blue.

Red light is absorbed into the dermis, into the hearts of the cells, and really kickstarts the energy of the cells. It triggers production of collagen and elastin and promotes hydration in the skin, thus reducing wrinkling, and also helps to speed up cell turnover.

Near-infrared, by contrast, is absorbed much deeper – it’s one of the most deeply-absorbed wavelengths used in phototherapy. While it’s good for sensitised skin and skin rejuvenation, it’s most useful for deeper targets; it’s known as the ‘wound-healing wavelength’, because it brings down inflammation, improves scars, helps to stimulate bone growth and reduces redness and pigmentation. All of this means that it’s great for wounds, scars and sports injuries.

The blue light wavelength is used for more superficial concerns, such as treatment of acne – this wavelength is absorbed by, and denatures, the bacteria on our skin that cause acne, Propionibacterium acnes.

How often can I use this?

You can use the Dermalux Flex once a day, for 30 minutes at most, although maybe every other day if you have very sensitive skin. The more often you use the device, the better your results will be and the faster you will see them. The one caveat to this is that the risk of use of the device by pregnant users is unknown as it hasn’t been tested – therefore usage by pregnant women is at the user’s discretion. It’s worth noting, however, that this is by no means unusual – it’s the case with many different devices and treatments.

How long does Dermalux last?

The results of the Dermalux Flex are cumulative which means that the duration of the results depends on the frequency you’ve used the device. If you use the device as directed, you can expect to see results last up to 3-6 months, though we advise that regular usage should maintain results.

What is the best anti aging device?

We’ve gone on record in saying that the Dermalux Flex has astonishing results. Watch my YouTube video about my own Dermalux Flex results to see for yourself.

Why are there so many cheaper devices on the market?

Other devices available on the market are usually cheaper because they aren’t clinically tested and medically regulated – all the regulatory hoops that devices like the Dermalux Flex have to jump through ensure that they’re better quality, more effective devices, but getting a product to the point of being that good and making it through testing means more needs to be invested in the product’s development. The Flex MD is also three times more powerful than any other home-use devices on the market, and the LEDs it uses are high-quality, meaning that they’ll last for a long time without burning out.

What is it that makes it special? / What is the difference between the Flex MD and other home use LEDs?

Nobody else in the world has the technology used by Dermalux, and Dermalux technology has won the Aesthetics Award (the Oscars of the beauty world) for best treatment five years in a row. This is good stuff. Dermalux devices, unlike most LED devices, are also medically certified – so while a lot of cheaper home use masks will claim, perfectly accurately, that they’re using a well-proven technology, what’s actually in their mask may not be so well-proven itself. This is not the case with Dermalux. Additionally, the three wavelengths that Dermalux uses are the ones with the most clinical data supporting their usage, and the Dermalux Flex is 3 times more powerful than any other home-use devices available.

How does the Dermalux Flex compare to LED treatment in the salon/clinic?

Some clinics do actually use the Dermalux Flex as a clinical device, but others will use the bigger Dermalux canopies which are obviously more powerful – these aren’t available for home use because of the higher level of power involved, but they’re using the exact same technology. Lower power just means more frequent treatments are needed, but you’ll still see similar results.

How often can you have Dermalux?

We advise that you use the Dermalux Flex only once a day for no longer than 30 minutes. The more you use the Dermalux Flex, the more likely you will see better results.

What is a medical device and why is that better?

A medical device is one governed by medical regulations, which gives the consumer real assurance of the quality and safety of the devices, because this means that the device has gone through a high level of testing for both its efficacy and its safety. Being a medical device also really governs the claims that the makers are able to make, so you can really trust that it does what it says on the tin. The technology and the effects of the device itself are clinically proven – they’re supported not just by Dermalux’s own evidence, but also by independent clinical data. Lastly, because it’s a medical device, it can be used to treat medical (rather than purely cosmetic) indications. This means that it can treat things like acne, wound healing and psoriasis, extending the range of conditions it can treat beyond purely having rejuvenating effects on the skin.

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