* Reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
* Reduce acne inflammation and target acne-causing bacteria
* Visible results in as little as 1 week with regular use
When it comes to curing acne, softening fine lines and wrinkles and all-over brightening of the skin, in-office dermatologist treatments typically the most effective treatments. However, as technology advances, so do the tech-savvy at-home skin care products.
One advanced skin care therapy that is finally now accessible for use at home is LED light therapy. This technology has been used by dermatologists in their offices for over a decade as an acne and anti-aging treatment. The use of LED Lights is a painless, non-invasive treatment that works by emitting infrared lights (causing heat) in different wavelengths deep into the skin triggering natural intracellular reactions which can have multiple skin care benefits. Red LED light stimulates collagen and elastin which is what gives younger skin that “plump” look while blue light targets acne-causing bacteria.
Below are some of our favorite LED devices that target all of the goodness mentioned above and can be tailored to treat all areas of the face or only the desired ones you feel need some extra TLC. So sit back, relax and enjoy clearer, brighter and all over more healthier-looking skin.
1. Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
The Light Therapy Acne Mask by Neutrogena harnesses the power of clinically proven light technology to clear acne and allow the skin to heal itself. Light therapy technology works by using blue light to target acne-causing bacteria and red light to reduce acne inflammation. With no heat, no lasers and no chemicals, this mask is great for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Simply cleanse your skin, put the mask on, push the button and relax. This UV-free, one-step treatment is easy to use and for just 10 minutes per day, you will see clearer, healthier skin in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
2. SkinClinical Reverse Anti-Aging Light Therapy Device
SkinClinical’s Reverse Light Therapy Device was developed by a surgeon with over 35 years of experience enhancing the appearance of his patients as well as reconstructing birth defects and damage from injuries. His Reverse Anti-Aging Light Therapy uses the power of medical-grade light therapy technology to go below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production and therefore, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Reverse is the only FDA-cleared LED device approved for full-face treatment at home, using light arranged in a dense pattern to more evenly treat the skin and requires just 3 minutes per area per day to increase collagen production.
3. LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device
The LightStim for Wrinkles LED Device is designed to help reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improved tone and reduced texture. Suitable for the entire face, this device uses red light therapy which emits multiple wavelengths of light that work together to give your skin the nourishment it needs for a more radiant and youthful appearance. LightStim is also simple to use. After cleansing your face, apply the LightStim or any serum of choice and power on the device. Place the light so that it is gently touching your skin, hold in place and after three minutes, the built-in timer will beep, alerting you to move the light to a new area and repeat until you have treated all desired areas. Use daily initially and once desired results have been achieved, use 2-3 times per week for maintenance.
4. Quasar MD Baby Quasar PLUS
The Baby Quasar PLUS uses LED pulses along the red and infrared wavelengths to increase circulation to stimulate cell renewal while accelerating the development of collagen and elastin fibers for firmer, more youthful looking skin. FDA cleared for home use, the PLUS is pain-free with no side effects and is a safe, all over facial treatment that does not require goggles for use. Simply turn on the device, place the tool directly onto skin and move it slowly in a circular motion for three minutes for each area of concern. The Baby Quasar will emit a soft tone and turn off when its time to switch areas.
5. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Spectralite Faceware Pro
Dr. Dennis Gross is a nationally recognized dermatologist who has created an innovative and cutting-edge skincare line. The Spectralite Faceware Pro is his version of the LED red and blue light device that works to smooth wrinkles, firm skin, diminish discoloration and clear bacteria-causing acne for a more youthful complexion. Choose from three light treatment options – red light therapy to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin for anti-aging benefits, blue light therapy to help destroy bacteria and prevent future breakouts or red and blue light therapy to target both acne and wrinkles at the same time. While this device might look a little intimidating, it fits comfortably over the face. Once secured, press and hold the power button to turn on the deivce, select your light setting and use the programmed treatment time of three minutes. When finished, remove device and follow with a serum/moisturizer of your choice.