Revive LED Light Therapy For Acne And Wrinkles At Home

Revive LED Light Therapy For Acne And Wrinkles At Home

When you think of light therapy treatment for wrinkles or acne, a dermatologist office visit pops into mind. Nowadays, at-home devices are available, claiming to deliver results. These devices are not as strong as clinical LED therapy, but they do have similar benefits. Research has shown that LED therapy effectively treats acne, wrinkles, sun damage, wounds, and other skin problems.

Quick LED Light Therapy Facts


  • LED stands for light emitting diode.
  • LED light therapy uses varying wavelengths of light (blue and red).
  • Blue LED light commonly treats acne.
  • Red LED light encourages anti-aging effects.


  • Reduces oil production to improve acne.
  • Stimulates collagen production.
  • Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Reduces inflammation in the skin.
  • Improves the appearance of scarring.
  • Heals wounds.
  • Reduces the appearance of age and dark spots.
  • Improves psoriasis, eczema, rosacea.


  • Professional session costs range from $25-$85.
  • Home LED light therapy kits range from $25-$250.


  • Does not contain UV rays.
  • Safe for all skin types and colors.
  • Does not burn the skin.

Pros of home LED Light Therapy Kit:

  • Convenience of your own home.
  • Cheaper than in-office LED light therapy session.
  • No recovery time is needed.

Cons of home LED Light Therapy Kit:

  • Blue and red light wavelength frequency are not as strong as in-office.
  • Results are not as noticeable.

What Is LED Light Therapy?

LED, also known as a light-emitting diode, uses varying wavelengths of light, including yellow, amber, red and blue, to penetrate the skin at different depths. As the light wavelength increases, so does the depth of penetration. The skin absorbs the different color lights stimulating different responses—the various colors of wavelength target specific conditions.

Blue light is commonly used to treat acne by targeting sebaceous glands underneath the hair follicles to produce less oil. The reduction of oil results in the follicles less likely getting plugged for fewer acne breakouts. Blue light may also kill acne-causing bacteria, and when used with red light, it improves inflammation and redness.

Red light stimulates the outer layer of the skin to encourage collagen production. Collagen gives skin its strength and elasticity. With more collagen, the skin will appear smoother, firmer, and fewer wrinkles. It also minimizes inflammation and improves circulation for a healthier glow.

Benefits Of Using At-Home LED Light Therapy

Cost - LED light therapy done at a doctor’s office can range from $25 - $85 per session and require multiple visits. An at-home LED device can range from $25 - $250 or more. As you can see, several office visits can add up.

Convenience - Office visits are usually about 20 minutes each session and returning weekly for up to 10 weeks. The convenience of doing it at home to save time is appealing to users.

Is It Safe?

LED light therapy, in general, is safe. It doesn’t use any UV light that can damage or tan the skin. LED is non-invasive, but you should note that those using products such as Accutane or anything that makes the skin sensitive to sunlight is not advised. Side effects are rare, but symptoms like increased inflammation, redness, rash, pain, tenderness, and hives may occur.

Aug 10th 2020 Skin Beauty

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