How does LED red light therapy feel?
It feels like nothing is happening. It might even be a touch boring. The first time I tried it, years ago, I thought I was having my leg pulled. Seriously, how could this be good for my skin? But that was before I learned about the remarkable body of research that has piled up in favour of ‘photobiomodulation’, as light therapy is more properly called.
Does LED red light therapy work?
Yes, LED red light therapy is effective. It is increasingly popular with cosmetic doctors as well as in beauty salons.
LED light therapy – with any of the colours of light used – is also the only treatment I can think of that defies the usual maxim of ‘no pain, no gain’ which applies to most tweakments.
Can LED red light therapy treat frown lines?
Up to a point. LED red light therapy will help to soften the appearance of frown lines because of the way it helps to regenerate the skin from within and create plumper, firmer skin. But frown lines are formed by the expressions your face makes, so unless you train yourself to stop making those expressions, or have injections of toxins or other wrinkle-relaxing injections to damp down the action of the muscles that pull the face into frown lines, it won’t get rid of them.
How strong are home LED red light therapy masks compared to clinical red light therapy treatment?
The strength of the light from home-use LED red light therapy masks depends on the number of bulbs, and the quality of the bulbs, that the mask contains. The Light Salon, which offers in-salon treatment and also a home-use mask, say that the salon treatment is much stronger, but that the home-use mask also gives you a decent dose. ‘With LED the more you do the more you gain,’ says a Light Salon spokesperson, ‘so think of it in the same way that you might think of exercise. The Salon is like an intense session with your personal trainer, the mask is like your gym membership. Both options are great, it just depends on what suits you, your budget and your lifestyle.’
How long does LED red light therapy last?
After you have a course of LED red light therapy, the treatment will go on working for 8 to 12 weeks. During this time,
LED red light therapy goes on working for 8 to 12 weeks after treatment.
If you find LED red light therapy beneficial, get a home-use LED device that you can use on a schedule that suits you.