By Shannon Campbell.
If skincare is a priority for you, then you’ve probably spent a lot of time looking into different skincare treatments. And maybe you’ve come across our topic of choice today - photo light therapy.
But what is photo light therapy? And how can it be used to improve your skin? Here at Evenskyn, we’re going to dive into this treatment and its supposed benefits, so you can decide if it’s going to work for you.
What Is Light Therapy?
First, let’s establish what photo light therapy is. Also known as LED therapy, this treatment is a more superficial version of photodynamic therapy, which is used to treat serious illnesses.
Photo light therapy, on the other hand, is primarily used as a cosmetic treatment for various skin conditions. It uses LED (light-emitting diode) lights to penetrate the dermis. By using different wavelengths of light, particularly red and blue, this treatment can reach different depths of the skin. Once absorbed it will then trigger natural intracellular processes depending on what kind of light waves are used.
This treatment is typically found in med spas and cosmetic clinics around the world. But in the last few years, several at-home beauty devices have been released on the market and
Photo light therapy is fully FDA-approved, and many studies have delved into its safety and efficacy as an anti-aging procedure. Results have been more than positive, with the treatment considered so safe and non-invasive that it can be used multiple times a week with no downtime. Check out our article ‘Is Light Therapy Safe For Your Skin?’ for more information.
How Can It Improve Your Skin?
So why is photo light therapy becoming such a popular skin treatment? Well, we mentioned the biological processes that are triggered in your cells when they’re exposed to certain wavelengths of light. This is where the key to photo light therapy lies.
It has been shown to trigger a variety of fundamental processes for your skin. These include collagen synthesis, increased blood flow, the formation of new blood cells, and more. But what it is best known for is the stimulation of collagen synthesis i.e collagen production.
Collagen keeps your skin looking tight, smooth, and youthful. It’s this process of skin rejuvenation that produces some of the best results of photo light therapy. Younger-looking skin and a bright, radiant complexion and even skin tone are some of the most desirable results of this treatment.
There has also been significant evidence that blue light used in photo light therapy can have an antimicrobial effect, killing the bacteria in your skin that can lead to breakouts.
The benefits of photo light therapy for your skin can also include:
- Therapeutic use for mild to moderate acne
- Less chance of future breakouts
- Reduced appearance of aging, i.e wrinkles, fine lines, age spots,
- Reduced inflammation
- Soothes sun damage
- Accelerated wound healing
It has also been used to treat skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and more.
Overall, light therapy has many excellent uses as a skincare product. It’s an enticing treatment, and you’re almost guaranteed to see desired results after several sessions. Whether you’re plagued by breakouts or want to soften some of the signs of aging, or even just want your skin to look a little brighter and fresher, light therapy can work for you.
If you want to try photo light therapy without leaving the confines of your home, take a look at our line of at-home beauty devices. Both the EvenSkyn® Lumo and Cosmo have photo light therapy capabilities, with the Lumo designed to counter the effects of aging, and the Cosmo using blue light therapy to combat acne and future breakouts.