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What Is LED Light Therapy?


We’ve previously discussed Light Therapy in conjunction with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in one of our Instagram posts.

The idea here is to replace lost sunlight in darker months with artificial light, hopefully combating some of the negative effects of SAD.

Today, we’ll be discussing a different kind of Light Therapy with different uses and effects – LED Light Therapy!

What is LED Light Therapy?

Quick science lesson: visible light exists on a spectrum of colors, from red to violet.  Each of those colors is on its own wavelength and is able to penetrate certain surfaces, but not others.  Does this ring a bell from 7th-grade science class, anybody?

Because these wavelengths can penetrate surfaces at different depths, they can be targeted to penetrate different layers of your skin.  But why would you want to do that?  NASA discovered in the 90s that exposing their astronauts to LED lights of different wavelengths had an impact on cellular and tissue growth.

Fast forward to today, and you’ll see articles about the benefits of Light Therapy everywhere, to address skin issues from psoriasis to acne.  Some of the other skin issues that may see improvement with Light Therapy are:

  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Wounds
  • Eczema

LED Light Therapy is unfortunately NOT effective on black or whiteheads.

Sessions generally last from 20 – 40 minutes, with a therapist exposing your skin to certain kinds of LED lights.

Different wavelengths of light generally have different effects.

Today, we’ll explore the main three wavelengths used in most LED Light Therapy sessions:

1. Red – Red light has anti-inflammatory effects and can be used to boost collagen levels to hopefully smooth out wrinkles!

2. Green – Green light helps smooth out the skin and may help with rough, dry skin from a condition like psoriasis.

3. Blue –  Blue light may help combat acne by eliminating the bacteria that cause it.

What are the Benefits of LED Light Therapy?

The benefits will depend on what conditions you are seeking relief from, and the type of light your therapist chooses to expose you to.  But, generally, you can expect to see:

  • Smoother skin
  • Faster-healing skin abrasions
  • Recovery from sunburns
  • Fewer pimples, acne, and blemishes

How Else Can I Improve My Skin Health?

Skin health is vital to health overall, as skin is a doorway into our body.

Luckily, Balanced Health offers Full Scans to test the bioenergetic resonance of your whole body systems, from nutrient deficiencies to environmental sensitivities!

These factors (and many more that the test reveals) can guide you toward routines and remedies tested specifically for you.

That’s right!  You can get UNIQUE sets of remedies (including those for skin issues) tested against  your samples from our Full Scan.

Don’t let rough, pimpled, sun-damaged skin get you down!

With the power of LED Light Therapy and a Balanced Health Full Scan, there’s nothing your skin can’t handle.