At-Home LED vs Omnilux and In-Clinic Light Therapy.
So, are at-home devices as effective as in-clinic LED panels?
My short answer from personal experience is, at-home devices are absolutely effective, if you choose the right one. But it's important to be realistic with your expectations.
The main difference between an in-clinic panel and an at-home device is the joules of energy emitted from the device. Joules are a measurement of energy delivered over time, and not all at-home devices tell you how many joules they can emit.
In-clinic LED panels are going to be more powerful than at-home devices, but that doesn't mean an at-home device won't be effective - you'll likely require a longer treatment time to see results. Wattage is also a differentiating factor, but again, this information is tricky to pinpoint in an at-home device unless advertised by the brand.
My suggestion? Before making a purchase, look for a device that's FDA approved and/or a brand that has their own clinical trial results for their individual device. A reasonable amount to pay for an at-home device is between $250-$700.
What about... my eyes? Is LED light therapy safe for eyes? Yes, if you keep your eyes closed. In-salon and many at-home LED devices come with protective goggles. Definitely don't stare into your LED light, OK?
Best At-Home LED Device.
Now, for the fun part. Here are my thoughts on three at-home LED light therapy devices in Australia I've personally used.
1. Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD.
Isn't the Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD a beauty? Trophy Skin is a US brand that just launched in Australia with Adore Beauty. And if you want to know how to do red light therapy at home, the Trophy Skin LED device is it.
Before starting my Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD review, we had a training session with this brand. And boy, do I appreciate a brand that’s transparent with product information. They were happy to disclose the wavelengths, wattage and joules emitted by the RejuveliteMD, as well as clinical trial evidence to substantiate the efficacy of this product.
The 120 LED bulb panel is split evenly between the Red (660nm), Yellow (590nm), Amber (630nm) and infrared (880nm) bulbs which, as I mentioned earlier, penetrate the skin at different levels resulting in cellular level responses within the skin.
Lying down with your face under this light is also just really relaxing.
A treatment with the Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD anti-ageing lamp takes five minutes, making it super easy to tack onto any at-home facial, or use nightly for rejuvenation purposes. I like to repeat the treatment session a couple of times if it’s been a while between sessions.
The free-standing panel feels super profesh, and is easy to manoeuvre around. Does Trophy Skin work? I highly recommend this at-home device. And as I mentioned on the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast, I was honestly expecting Trophy Skin to have a much higher price tag.