If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen me rave on about the benefits of LED light therapy. Long story short, I was converted after a nasty fall left me with a giant bruise on my butt (I seriously mean the worst bruise you've ever seen), and I managed to fade that bruise in under 2 weeks with my Lightstim.
But apart from fading bruises, LED light therapy has many other benefits. This form of light therapy works to convert therapeutic wavelengths of light into energy-carrying molecules that drive cells to function at their best. If that sounds like a bunch of science jargon, just keep reading.
What Does Each Colour Do?
Different wavelengths (or colours) of light, are designed to treat different skin concerns - some devices will have one variation, while others (like in-clinic models) will feature multiple. LED (light emitting diode) treatment is completely safe for all skin types and conditions, and doesn’t involve any form of UV light.
RED: Red LED is traditionally the most popular, addressing fine lines and wrinkles, collagen production, inflammation concerns as well as sun damage. I use a red LED to treat/calm my rosacea.
BLUE: The blue light is designed to target acne-causing bacteria and the overproduction of oil, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties.
YELLOW: Yellow helps to improve radiance in general, but can also encourage healing and repair, collagen induction and improve the overall healthy function of the skin.
Which LED Device Is Right For Me?
If we could all afford to have weekly LED sessions at our preferred skin clinic and we actually had the time, I'm sure we all would - but that's just not the reality for most of us. The good news is, there are at-home LED devices.