What Is LED Therapy And How To Choose It?

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What Is LED Therapy And How To Choose It?
What Is LED Therapy And How To Choose It?

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“During the quarantine, we all mastered a lot of gadgets for home skin care. I also bought myself several different massagers, including the FOREO UFO 2 Smart Mask. But I still have a question about LED therapy. How effective is it and how does it work? What do you need to do to choose the right light?"

Reader marieclaire.ru, 33

Expert's answer:

The task of light therapy, or LED light therapy, is to achieve qualitative changes in the skin at the cellular level due to exposure to light waves of different lengths. Unlike ultraviolet rays, LEDs do not heat the skin and do not cause photoaging - this procedure is absolutely safe and suitable for any skin type, even the most photosensitive.

LED light accelerates regenerative processes and collagen production in the dermis, so the effect of this procedure is noticeable after the first use. In addition, studies have shown that light therapy promotes the release of the joy hormone dopamine.

Each spectrum affects the skin in a different way, perfectly complementing the care with any serum or cream, enhancing their effect.

Red is the best choice for those with mature skin, as well as for those who want to prolong youth and reduce wrinkles around the eyes. During therapy, the protective mechanisms in the cells are activated: the skin begins to experience stress and more likely to produce collagen, elastin, antioxidants and other essential substances. Thus, the red LED has regenerative properties: it helps to reduce creases, damage and signs of skin aging. After the red color treatment, she looks fresh and rested.

Orange, reminiscent of the rays of the sun, just saves from them. The orange LED fights sunburn very well. Therefore, if you feel that you have sunbathed badly on the beach, do the procedure with orange light, and in the morning you will definitely thank yourself for this: this spectrum will restore and soothe the skin, as well as give it a healthy glow.

The yellow spectrum improves the overall tone of the skin, making it softer and smoother. Like green light, it penetrates the skin to a depth of 1.2 mm, providing a calming effect on it and strengthening the walls of blood vessels. This LED will help alleviate rosacea and rosacea and is perfect for those who suffer from skin sensitivity. Yellow and green waves are rarely used alone; they are most often used in combination with red or blue. However, do not underestimate their effectiveness - they do the best in the fight against pigmentation.

Green light can soothe even the most irritated skin. This spectrum reduces its sensitivity, strengthens cellular immunity and speeds up metabolism. The wavelength of 521 nM and, in fact, the green light itself acts on the skin's light-sensitive receptors and regulates the production of pigment. This LED is often used to treat skin with vascular changes, for example, with rosacea or as a prevention of hyperpigmentation.

The blue LED is ideal for dry, sensitive and dehydrated skin. It features a combination of blue and green spectra that soothes tired skin and constricts capillaries. Blue light helps relieve dryness, irritation and uncomfortable tightness.

Blue is a real magic wand for those who suffer from acne or inflammation of the skin. This spectrum has an antibacterial effect and promotes oxygen production, due to which the P. acnes bacteria cannot multiply and die. As a result, inflammation becomes much less. After the first procedure, you will feel a slight drying effect, and after a whole course (about 10 procedures) you will see a stable remission: skin rashes will no longer bother you. Of course, with a severe stage of acne, it is necessary to consult a doctor and undergo serious treatment of the whole body, but in other cases, blue light effectively helps to get rid of the problem and prevent it from occurring in the future. The blue wavelength is 463 nM.

As we remember from drawing lessons in childhood, if you mix red and blue paints, you get purple. Likewise with LED light: Violet LED combines the best qualities of a combination of blue and red light, easily delivering an even and radiant tone. This spectrum helps eliminate toxins, soothes inflammation and speeds up skin healing. Result: natural shimmer - like a highlighter, only better.

White will be your indispensable assistant when getting ready to go to the office in the morning, or if you need to hide the traces of yesterday's party. White light reduces puffiness, tightens and tones the dermis, improves metabolism and blood circulation, activating the skin's natural renewal system and promoting its rejuvenation.

About the expert:

Maria Zakharova
Maria Zakharova

Maria Zakharova

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