Think your ready to jump into the blinding lights of LED’s? You might want to think again. LED treatments have been around for a while now but they are becoming more popular, thanks to at home devices. Not all types and colors treat the same conditions though. There are many skin conditions that can be helped with LED treatments. Skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and hair loss to name a few. Read below for more information.
Types of LED’s and Their Benefits
Red- Red light therapy helps to reduce inflammation, wrinkles, and increase collagen production. Giving the skin a brighter more youthful appearance.
Blue- This color is best for acne sufferers because it destroys acne causing bacteria. This light treats the epidermis most. This color is also used for attempting to slow down the oil glands, to reduce the amount of oil produced.
Green- This color is suited for those who are concerned about hyperpigmentation. Green light can help decrease melanin in the skin. Another benefit is skin firmness because green light penetrates further into the skin layers.
Yellow(Amber)- The most superficial LED wavelength color. Primarily targets the epidermis, and decreases inflammation and skin sensitivity. Anti aging benefits are also seen when this light is used because of its ability to reduce toxins and increase lymphatic drainage.
White- While white light does not have skin benefits, its mental health benefits still make it worthy of being used. When treated with white light therapy, the person may be able to alleviate their jet lag, sleep disorders, and depression. When used in conjunction with anti-depressants, the effect of the medicine can be greater than when taken alone. Its very common to see white light therapy lamps, and sun lamps on the shelves in Alaska because of the long dark months.
Near Infrared- The most penetrative of lights used for light therapy. Near infrared lights can alleviate sore bones and joints, as well as be beneficial for skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation and fine lines because it can speed up cell turnover.
I am not a practicing esthetician nor a dermatologist. Just your friendly cruelty free beauty fairy bestie. Please consult with a doctor before undergoing any type of skin treatment.