What you need to know about blue LED light therapy

by Carly Hibbins

What you need to know about blue LED light therapy

LED light therapy is growing in popularity. It’s a proven treatment for a load of skin conditions without pain or needles. Naturally, people are becoming curious about blue LED lights and if they should invest in LED light therapy at home. To help, we’re answering some common questions about LED tech below.


What does LED stand for?

Light Emitting Diodes (or LEDs for short) come in a range of colours for different wavelengths. Blue light is made up of the shortest waves and carries the most energy. Everyone knows about the blue light that comes from their screens that can that can keep you awake at night, however, in specific, concentrated doses blue LED light can do wonders for your skin.


What is blue LED treatment?

Light therapy started out as NASA tech. Now it is used across a range of visible light spectrums to offer unique skin and pain-relief benefits. Blue LED light treatment uses blue light emitting diodes to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin. It also emits a near infra-red that has cell regenerative effects that can improve your complexion.

Does blue light therapy really work?

Yes. In this clinical study, participants saw less acne, blackheads, whiteheads, inflammation and skin irritation following treatment. And they felt comfortable administering the treatment by themselves too. They reported no pain and the study concluded essentially that blue LED lights are effective against mild-moderate acne and skin concerns.


What is blue light therapy really good for?

It’s most effective against mild-to-moderate acne. Professional grade devices like the Dermalux Flex MD are also effective for a larger range of concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, psoriasis and muscle or joint pain. That’s because it combines blue LED lights with red and near-infrared lights to maximise the light therapy benefits.

Can you do LED light therapy at home?

Absolutely. There are a wide range of LED masks, wands and devices available to home consumers. You should consider what type of light is best for treating your skin concerns:

  • Red light therapy - less inflammation, firmer skin
  • Blue light therapy -  less acne, more cell turnover, less redness/irritation
  • Yellow light therapy - relieves sensitive skin 
  • Green light therapy - more even skin tone


What is the best LED light therapy?

Our pick for the best multifunction LED light therapy device is the Dermalux Flex MD. That’s because it combines blue LED lights, red LED lights and near-infrared LED lights in one device to treat a larger range of skin conditions. Plus, it can be used on any part of the body, not just the face. If you are looking to specifically target the face, CurrentBody skin LED Light Therapy Mask gives you the perfect combination of red and near infra-red LED lights to target fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture in a comfortable, flexible mask that hugs the face.

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