The Benefits of LED Light Therapy

February 16, 2021 Using a led light therapy device for face

Whether you’re looking to relieve chronic pain, diminish those under eye wrinkles, or eliminate acne that just won’t go away, the benefits of LED red light therapy impact a variety of health issues. Once you understand how low-level light therapy works to positively impact your body at the cellular level, you can begin to understand just how versatile and safe a treatment option it really is.

First, it’s important to understand how LED red light therapy works so you can understand its benefits. The best way to think of it is like photosynthesis for mammals. The light source emits photons which are absorbed in the mitochondria and cell membranes. This process causes an elevation in adenosine triphosphate synthesis which causes a cascade of metabolic events resulting in beneficial biochemical and cellular changes. 

Anti-Aging Benefits

All of us look for ways to combat the laws of gravity and fight the signs of aging. Whether it’s the under eye wrinkles that make us look perpetually tired, the deep laugh lines around the mouth, or the saggy skin on our necks, anti-aging products fill the shelves offering to tighten, firm, or fill in those fine lines and wrinkles. 

 LED red light therapy is a wonderful drug-free option to help eliminate those under eye wrinkles and fine lines. The best line of defense in the anti-aging war is to increase the production of collagen and elastin. Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the two most common proteins in connective tissue. Increased fibroblast proliferation is just one benefit of LED red light therapy. Fibroblasts make collagen fibers, so it stands to reason that the more, and healthier, fibroblasts we have in the skin, the more and better collagen fibers are made.

Proven red and near-infrared wavelengths are utilized in the Celluma SERIES of LED light therapy machines to combat the signs of aging. These specific wavelengths of light energy are clinically verified to enhance your body's natural ability to generate collagen and elastin by activating the fibroblast cells. 

Pain Benefits

The National Institutes of Health estimates that 23.5 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, or pain lasting three months or more. Whether chronic or from a recent injury, LED red light therapy can benefit those suffering from pain. Infrared and particularly near-infrared light energy, offers a whole new set of medical benefits that are clinically proven to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface layer to target muscle and joint pain at the source, providing much-needed relief for people who suffer from inflammation and injury.

LED red light therapy has been clinically proven to provide therapeutic benefits across various medical applications, penetrating deep beyond the skin’s surface to enhance health at the cellular level. LED red light therapy benefits our body by providing a more natural method of healing that works from the inside out. Rather than simply masking pain, Celluma red light therapy works differently to treat the underlying condition, enhancing tissue repair and performance, and allowing your body to perform at an optimal level of health and wellness.

Acne Benefits

Teenagers aren’t the only ones who suffer from acne. Acne is an extremely common skin condition, and it affects approximately 50 million Americans every year, with 3 out of 4 people aged 11-30 years old experiencing acne at least once in their lives.

Acne develops when an abundance of dead skin cells and a naturally-produced oil called sebum plug tiny hair follicles or pores. As sebum production continues to build under the plug in the skin’s surface, it becomes infected with P. acne bacteria, causing swelling, redness, and inflammation.

And if acne is something you have struggled with, you know the creams, cleaners, and medications that are often recommended. And sometimes these “remedies” can do more harm than good. LED red light therapy benefits acne sufferers by killing acne-causing bacteria at the source, deep beneath the skin’s surface. Blue LED light therapy emits specific, clinically-proven wavelengths of light to trigger an all-natural effect in human tissue and kill the acne-causing bacteria. Celluma's professional devices emit blue and red simultaneously which is a benefit over devices which emit only blue light. While blue light is busy killing the acne causing bacteria, red LED light helps decrease the inflammation associated with the acne lesions and improve skin tone, texture, and clarity from the inside out.

These are just some of the ways that LED red light therapy can benefit you; from anti-aging, to pain relief, to acne. And the benefits continue even after your initial treatment. But don't take our word for it. Check out the research for yourself in this facial rejuvenation study by Lee and colleagues.1 If you are looking for safe, drug-free and side-effect free options, just a few minutes a day LED red light therapy can provide an array of health benefits.

1. Lee SY, Park KH, Choi JW, et al. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, and split-face clinical study on LED phototherapy for skin rejuvenation. J Photchem Photobiol B 2007;88:51-67.

Matt Kovach