Blue Light vs Red Light Therapy
LED light therapy has become a celebrity favorite and a must-try treatment! Both red and blue light therapy have amazing benefits and are commonly used to treat several skin conditions.
Red light therapy is a perfect anti-aging treatment due to its ability to stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity. Blue light therapy is the holy grail for diminishing breakouts, controlling oil production, and reducing hyperpigmentation.
So, exactly how do these treatments work? Let’s dive into the differences between red and blue light therapy and what makes these LED light treatments essential to incorporate into your skincare routine.
Red Light Therapy
What is it?
Red light therapy is a type of phototherapy that uses red LED light to promote cellular response in the body and increase cellular turnover. It has been used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and would healing. LED Red Light Therapy promotes collagen production, which is why this treatment is very popular as ab abut-aging treatment to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fight age and sunspots, and reduce hyperpigmentation.
How does it work?
Red light penetrates your cell’s mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell where its energy is created, and as a result, the red light increases the mitochondria’s function, increasing cellular energy, cell rejuvenation, and repairing damage. This treatment ignites the body’s natural healing process, giving the cells the energy and power they need to become healthier, leading to healthy, rejuvenated skin.
Blue Light Therapy
What is it?
Blue light therapy uses blue LED lights to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, oil production, and other common skin concerns. This therapy is known to be most effective when used with other skin treatments such as clarifying facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Blue light is the most sought-after for its ability to kill P. acnes, which is acne causing bacteria that live on the skins surface!
How does it work?
Blue light penetrates the oil glands in your skin, neutralizing the harmful bacteria (P. acnes) on the skin’s surface and inside the pores. This skin purifying treatment also reduces inflammation, which calms the skin and promotes healing. If you have blemish-prone skin, blue light therapy might just be what your skin needs!
What is the difference between red and blue light therapy?
Although both red and blue light therapy are similar treatments, the effects of each light treatment are different. Red light therapy penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, promoting healing and cell rejuvenation, making this treatment ideal for those who are focused more on skin aging repair and prevention.
Blue light therapy targets the harmful bacteria on the skin’s surface and penetrates oil glands, reducing acne, blackheads, and oil production. This is perfect for those experiencing hormonal changes.
Both forms of LED light therapy have been said to help reduce hyperpigmentation and scarring and improve complexion over time. some treatments combine both to get maximum results!
Are there any side effects?
LED light therapy does not generate heat or UV Rays, so most devices and treatments are generally safe and won’t cause harmful side effects.
Both red and blue light therapies have numerous skin benefits, but it isn’t just a quick fix. You will likely need several treatments over time to achieve what you are looking for. Red and blue light therapy both work best in conjunction with an effective skincare routine.
As always, do your research, ask questions, and most importantly, listen to your skin. LED light therapy is not for everyone and not all results are created equal. These treatments take a bit more patience but we promise, the outcome is very much worth the wait! Contact us today at (989) 791-2020 to schedule a Red or Blue Light Therapy treatment session.