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What is LED Light Therapy?

It is a process that emits infrared lights on your face in different wavelengths or spectrums. What those wavelengths are is determined by the specific kind of treatment you’re looking for from LED light therapy.

The light waves that are sent to your skin actually trigger certain reactions in your skin cells. These reactions are what, in turn, gives you the results you are trying to achieve. The reactions happen at the dermis layer of the skin. Your dermis layer converts the light into a fuel of sorts that the cells then use to do its job in healing the skin. Think of LED light treatment as a way to fill up your skin’s gas tank. LED light treatment speeds up your skins ability to perform its natural functions.

What kind of reactions will you get with the various light waves?

Red light 

Red light helps increase collagen production. And since collagen is what makes your skin have that young supple look, this is one of the biggest benefits. The red light also increases blood flow to the skin and capillaries on the face. This promotes healing and rejuvenation, all things you want when it comes to having younger-looking skin. Red light is also used to treat scarring and rosacea. Why? Because the red light has the ability to deeply penetrate your skin, which means it gets past that first layer, stimulating healing through its ability to increase blood flow. Sounds pretty amazing!

Blue light 

Blue light treats acne. Why? Because it is able to generate a high energy form of oxygen that attacks the bacteria in your skin. And that bacteria is what causes acne. And considering the high rate of success researchers have found in clinical studies, blue light as an acne treatment has proven results!

White light 

Of all the lights, this is the most powerful, as it penetrates the deepest into your skin. White light is able to tighten your skin as its base layer and reduce inflammation. This gives your skin that smooth, healthy glow we all try so hard to achieve!

Amber light 

While amber light may sound similar to red light in its benefits, think of it as more of a targeted light treatment. Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin production. While red light may provide the same benefit, along with a wide variety of other benefits, amber light specifically targets the skin cells and tissue that play a key role in giving your skin the young look you’re going for!

How LED treatment works

If you’re interested in getting LED light treatment and decide to go to a professional, you’ll find it a relaxing experience. Typically done after getting a microdermabrasion or some other form of facial, the esthetician will administer the light treatment by, first, placing eye protection over your eyes (as lights shining quite close to your face would be rather bright. Obviously.) They will then place LED light panels a few inches away from your face for about 15 minutes.

 

The good news is, it is usually a pleasant procedure. While it certainly feels warm on your face, many find it relaxing to chill in front of the warm light. And, even better news, it is a painless treatment. Which means there is no cause to worry about getting any burns or other skin damage. It is a relaxing, safe, and effective way to actually enjoy some warm light on your face that isn’t packed with UV rays!

Benefits of LED Light Therapy

We already covered this somewhat in the previous section, but we are going to go over what LED light therapy actually helps with. You’ll be able to judge for yourself whether this would be a worthy investment.

 

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: by stimulating collagen and elastin production

  • Reducing the appearance of scars and other skin ailments, such as rosacea: by deeply penetrating the skin and promoting the growth of skin cells

  • Treating acne: by fighting off and killing the bacteria under your skin

 

But, regardless of what reason you decide to use the treatment, the overall benefits are the same, regardless of which light treatment you use.  While specific light treatments will fight specific ailments, you’ll experience the added benefits of using LED light therapy regardless of which you choose. These include drastically improved skin clarity, tone, and texture. All without being nearly as invasive as the other popular treatments on the market!

LED Light Therapy: At Home?

Now that you understand how LED light therapy works, and all the benefits to using it, the next question you probably have is about cost. Going to a spa or other treatment facility two to three times a week for over a month? That certainly doesn’t sound cheap. And it isn’t, unfortunately. Sure, it is less expensive than the more invasive procedures, but the cost definitely adds up over time. So are spas the only option you have to start taking advantage of LED light therapy?

 

The good news? No! This treatment isn’t only done by professionals. There are available at home treatments you can do that will save you significant money. Of course, you aren’t going to get as good of a result at home. The reality is that a professional treatment is more intensive, and will give you the results you want more quickly. But that doesn’t mean at home LED light therapy treatments aren’t still good for you and your skin!
So what kind of treatments are out there that you can do at home? Popular at home treatments include the LightStim for Wrinkles. While they may cost more, they are treatments that you can use many times over. Both are hand-held LED lights that will provide the light therapy you are looking for, with the simple instruction of merely standing in from of it to help your skin get that exposure.

 

Trying to get the upper hand on our aging skin can seem overwhelming and daunting. And the treatments that appear to be the most effective and that provide the fastest results are typically the most invasive and expensive. And let’s be honest – who really wants to drop that kind of money on skincare? Luckily, after doing our research, LED light therapy really does appear to be everything it’s cracked up to be: painless, gentle, effective, and more affordable than those other invasive treatments. 

 

Give yourself the clear skin you deserve.​
Heal and calm existing breakouts
Destroy acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts
Restore your skin's clear and healthy appearance
LightStim patented LED Light Therapy is a powerful, effective, and natural solution to help achieve clear and healthy skin. It can be used on all skin types and tones.
In just minutes a day, you can heal existing blemishes, minimize future breakouts, and recapture your radiant glow.

WHAT IS LightStim?

Just like plants, our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy.

LightStim LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body's natural processes.

Each LightStim product uses different wavelengths, or colors of light. When this beneficial light is applied directly to the skin it can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase blood circulation, and destroy acne bacteria.

Acne breakouts occur when our glands produce an excess amount of sebum (oil), clogging pores and allowing bacteria to grow.

CLEAR ACNE NATURALLY

Blue light destroys acne causing bacteria and Red light increases blood circulation, together, they help to clear existing breakouts and prevent them in the future.

This excess bacteria forms pustules or acne on the skin's surface.

Place the Light gently touching your skin and
hold in place for 3 minutes.
If desired, close the eye nearest to the Light.

Move the Light to the next area and repeat.

HOW TO USE LightStim FOR ACNE

Place the Light gently touching your skin and hold in place for 3 minutes.
If desired, close the eye nearest to the Light.

Move the Light to the next area and repeat.