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THE BENEFITS OF RED LED LIGHT THERAPY

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Benefits of red LED light therapy 
     2.1 Renewal of Collagen and Elastin Fibres 
     2.2 Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
     2.3 Improved skin tone and softness
     2.4 Oxygenation and detoxification of the skin
     2.5 Improvement of the skin’s moisture retention, suppleness and firmness
     2.6 Increases the skin's natural skin renewal process
     2.7 Stimulates blood circulation
     2.8 Reduction in pore size
3. Conclusion

Introduction

Red LED light therapy delivers wavelengths of natural light (with ZERO UV) to your skin and cells. It’s also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) and not only is it safe, it offers a range of health benefits that can include wound healing, pain relief and skin rejuvenation.

The technology for red LED light therapy was first developed by NASA during experiments to help promote faster wound healing (you can read more directly on the NASA website here), however it has since been found to be beneficial for a whole range of skin rejuvenation treatments, as demonstrated through many dozens of clinical studies.

On this page, we will outline the main benefits attributed to red LED light therapy, as well as provide references to the clinical studies that underpin the science behind these benefits.

Disclaimer: The information on this page should not be taken as medical advice. We encourage you to do your own research and read through the studies provided. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us or consult with your doctor.

The benefits of red LED light therapy (backed by science)

The benefits of red LED light therapy are not new and in fact cultures around the would have understood for millennia the benefits of sunlight for human health. It is only now though that we have figured out how to isolate the 'good' wavelengths of natural light, such as red light, whilst blocking the harmful rays, such as ultra violet (UV) light. 

For an introductory explainer into the benefits of red LED light therapy, we recommend watching the video below by YouTuber Christopher Joannou:

Clinical studies and research into the benefits of red LED light therapy

#1 Renewal of Collagen and Elastin Fibres

Red light at the 635 nanometres wave length reaches the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis layer, and this is the place where the production of the collagen protein takes place. Through red LED light therapy, the production of the collagen protein is activated. As such, more collagen and elastin protein is made, which in turn helps to give your skin a boost in its structural support. The result from this is firmer and more vibrant looking skin.

Research/clinical study: Lee, S.Y. et al. – A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, and split-face clinical study on LED phototherapy for skin rejuvenation. | Download PDF

#2 Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles

The renewal of collagen and elastin cell production increases the support of your skin tissue, which causes a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.

Research/clinical study: Russell, B.A. et al. – A study to determine the efficacy of light therapy in facial skin rejuvenation. | Download PDF

#3 Improved skin tone and softness

Research reports that your skin feels softer after a session of red LED light therapy. In the assessment of the overall tone, softness, smoothness, clarity and firmness of the skin in the treatment area, improvements in all these elements have been reported throughout various studies.

Research/clinical study: Baez, F. et al. – The use of light therapy in the treatment of photo-aged skin.| Download PDF

#4 Oxygenation and detoxification of the skin

Red light at 635 nanometres increases the transfer of energy between your skin’s light absorbing molecules. These activated molecules cause your skin to react by increasing the oxygenation and detoxification of your skin.

Research/clinical study: Karu, T. – Primary and secondary mechanisms of action of visible to near-infrared light on cells. | Download PDF

#5 Improvement of the skin’s moisture retention, suppleness and firmness

Due to an increase in collagen and elastin fibres stimulated by red LED light therapy, your skin becomes more firm and your skin’s moisture retention will increase.

Research/clinical study: Wunsch, A et al. – A controlled trial to determine the efficacy of red and near-infrared light treatment in patient satisfaction, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and intradermal collagen density increase. | Download PDF

#6 Increases the skin's natural skin renewal process

Red LED light helps to decrease age spots, sunspots and other discoloration of the skin by triggering the body’s natural skin renewal process. As collagen production is activated, skin cell renewal is enabled which helps to cause discoloration to disappear.

Research/clinical study: Sadick, N.S. et al. – A study to determine the efficacy of a novel handheld light-emitting diode device in the treatment of photo-aged skin. | Download PDF

#7 Stimulates blood circulation

Red LED light increases oxygenation and detoxification in our skin, mainly due to the energy that is transferred via our skin cells. Studies prove that this also leads to a better blood circulation. As a result of relaxing the blood vessels in the treated areas, allowing the blood to flow more easily.

Research/clinical study: Yesman, S. S. et al. – Local changes in arterial oxygen saturation induced by visible and near-infrared light radiation. | Download PDF

#8 Reduction in pore size

Studies confirm that a significant number of people have noticed a reduction in pore size after being exposed to collagen light. Especially the pores in the facial area decreased in size.

Research/clinical study: Lask, G. et al. – The utilization of nonthermal blue (405-425) and red (633 nm) LED phototherapy in the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. | Download PDF

Conclusion

The benefits of red LED light therapy are vast and have been demonstrated time and again through dozens of clinical studies and research papers.

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