What you should know
Red Light & Near Infrared Light Therapy has been shown to assist with anti-aging on our skin, combat neurological disease, fight depression and anxiety, increase fat loss, speed recovery from exercise, improve your sleep, increase strength and endurance, combat certain autoimmune conditions, fight hair loss, and speed healing from injury.
What is LED Light Therapy, and how does it work?
You may have heard of LED Light Therapy, or seen Instagram stories of celebs under a wash of bright blue or red light lamps. Could they be (sheer horror) – tanning?! Definitely not. LED uses Light Emitting Diodes, which are completely UV-free, and in fact do just the opposite. LED treatments were originally developed by NASA many years ago to safely encourage wound-healing of the body and skin. These wavelengths of natural light don’t use dangerous UV rays or excess heat, and instead, work to “recharge” your cells within 10 to 20 minutes.
By using various wavelengths of these light-emitting diodes over the face, the cells in the dermis layer of the skin convert that light to energy, using it as “fuel”. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer then produce collagen and elastin, which give us fuller, plumper skin together with healing and rejuvenation. Different colours work for specific skin benefits, which is why you’ll see various colours of light used, with blue for acne and antibacterial properties and red for wrinkles, fine lines and inflammation.
Does an LED treatment hurt, and will it need time to heal?
Our favourite part about this treatment is that it’s absolutely pain-free, and there’s no reaction, downtime or healing – just a warm, relaxing moment to bask in this glorious light and let it do its thing. It’s the perfect beginner-advanced treatment for those looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, acne-causing bacteria, redness, sun damage and pigmentation, as well as scar healing.
LED Light Therapy will work well as an “add-on” boost to any facial treatment but is also completely fine to do on its own. A course of treatments will give you the benefits of better, longer-lasting results, but you’ll look brighter even after one. If you don’t believe us, just ask glowing celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Adriana Lima, who are all self-proclaimed fans of the treatment.
What makes the Dp Dermaceuticals LED Mask better than others?
Unlike most LED devices, Dp Dermaceuticals LED mask uses two proven wavelengths of light, red (633nm) light and near infra-red (830nm) light. Clinical studies have shown these wavelengths stimulate the cells that produce collagen and elastin. This helps rebuild the damage caused by the ageing process and other environmental factors. The mask has a completely smooth inside surface for easy cleaning, and is incredibly easy to use. Simply charge the portable device with a usb plug (as you would your phone), then transport it wherever you like. It’s comfortable and non-claustrophobic, and the lightweight, flexible silicone moulds to every face shape.