Updated: Jun 30
An amazing home treatment to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles and Acne is Phototherapy. Which can be applied in the comfort of your own space without the need for an expert. This therapy is quite used by health professionals, there are over 30,000 scientific studies proving the benefits of light therapy in humans. It is very beneficial especially to the skin, it promotes skin rejuvenation, and improvements in vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis and acne.
And it is only, about exposing the skin at a certain wavelength of light for a few minutes but for each condition you need to expose the skin to different light spectrum. Blue light to treat Acne, UVB to stop vitiligo or eczema, Red Light to treat wrinkles, improve skin condition and near infrared to ameliorate skin health. All this because Light is an essential nutrient for our body and our health depends on getting the right dose of these 5 types of light often:
1- Blue Light 2- UV Light 3- Near infrared light 4- Red Light 5- Far Infrared light
From all these spectrum near infrared light is the most beneficial. Everyone over 40 with an anti-aging lifestyle should use an infrared light panel every day. This light promotes cellular energy that is decreased over 40. With more energy, cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing skin, boosting new cell growth and enhancing skin rejuvenation.
Phototherapy, the best home treatment to reduce wrinkles
Phototherapy is one of the best home treatments to reduce wrinkles because it is very effective, non invasive, inexpensive, quite convenient and easy to perform. There are lamps like this one that you can keep on next to you for 20 minutes daily while doing other activities such as watching a movie and the light only needs to reach your naked skin to get benefits.
It is completely safe, painless, without serious risk and easy to apply by your own without professional experience. You only need to expose the skin to light to get results. In addition, LED therapy devices can be used at home without the need to go to a specialist and the therapy is affordable because sessions do not require gels, or any type of skincare products. Even the benefits of light are reduced by using something on the skin during therapy.
Which light color is best for skin rejuvenation ?
The best color of light for skin rejuvenation is infrared. Red light is helpful for reducing wrinkles but infrared improves collagen production, tissue repair, elastin, stimulates cell regeneration and other signs of aging. But the best result you get by alternating them. In my own words, red light is great for skin appearance and infrared light for structure and health.
Both red and infrared are projected by infrared therapeutic devices.
Infrared light penetrates deeper into the skin than other colors, and not all red lights are helpful. For excellent results, it is important that you pick up the device with the most beneficial wavelengths which are 600-650 nanometers for red light therapy. Then, there is a gap that is not beneficial for skin improvement which is 700 to 750nm. And for infrared light therapy, the best wavelengths are 800 to 940nm and for far infrared light, 940 - 1100nm.
Infrared light and far infrared light improve skin condition by boosting cell activity. There are receptors in cells and light is a nutrient for them, something outside the body that they need to be more efficient and healthy. The absorption of these wavelengths promote collagen production, reduce inflammation and activate Stem cells what increases tissue repair and healing. There are many clinical studies like this one concluding that near infrared 830nm and red light therapy 633nm are effective and safe treatments for skin rejuvenation.
Which light treatment is best to improve skin disorders ?
Several human skin diseases, like psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis(eczema) and localized scleroderma, can be treated with artificial UV radiation (phototherapy). Phototherapy for vitiligo was initiated by the observation that sun-exposed lesions tend to show follicular repigmentation during the summer months in many patients. The immunosuppressive action of UVB phototherapy may also contribute to the mechanisms of action.
A Narrow Band UVB Lamp can be used at home to treat Vitiligo, Psoriasis, and Eczema. Traditionally, broadband UVB phototherapy has been used to treat psoriasis, which is an inflammatory skin disease but Narrow-band UVB is similar to broad-band UVB in many ways. The major difference between them is that narrow band UVB light release a smaller range of ultraviolet light. So it is safer to use at home by yourself and it is quite effective.
But treating acne is another story because the skin must be exposed to blue light, a different spectrum of light. Blue light therapy is a non-invasive acne treatment that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin and even if it is completely safe like red and infrared light therapy, it is not suitable for people with photosensitivity. UVB light is also safe, but exposing the skin for too long can age it. If there is acne and scars, infrared light therapy might reduce scars.
The skin benefits of Red and near-infrared light therapy
Red and near-infrared light therapy has been widely researched and is a proven anti-aging, skin improvement tool that brings numerous positive effects to facial skin and skin all over the body. They do extremely well in stimulating collagen synthesis, DNA repair, energy production in mitochondria, fibroblast formation, and healing and repairing skin tissue.
Because infrared light stimulates both collagen and elastin production, eradicates lines and wrinkles, as well as the appearance of scars, surface varicose veins, acne, and cellulite. It is fast becoming recognized as a safe and welcome alternative to injections and surgeries for skin rejuvenation. Red and near infrared light are working wonders in the anti-aging communities, and dermatologists are capitalizing on their incredible powers for anti-aging.
Because the infrared light spectrum is the most beneficial for skin healing and rejuvenation, when choosing a device, mask, or any skin care tool that provides light therapy, it is best that is included blue light (415nm), red light (630nm) and infrared light (830nm) on the presets. There are many devices for the facial skin treatment that do not include infrared light like this one from my store that I chose because it can also be used for heat therapy.
Can red light be harmful ?
Thousands of studies show that there are no serious risks of light therapy, it is very safe. It may provoke some minor side effects on people with sensitive skin but nothing harmful or dangerous. But it is important to follow the instructions of the device and avoid exposure for more than 20 minutes otherwise the skin could deteriorate instead of improving its condition. And when you use it for the first time, it is better to test your skin for 3 minutes in the light and then wait for 24 hours. If there is not negative reaction, then do it for longer the next days.
If you are taking any medication that makes you sensitive to light or suffering from any disease that makes you photosensitive, seek a professional opinion or simply test your skin first and do the treatment only for a few minutes every day increasing slowly the exposure time day after day. Because light therapy could be much more beneficial than harmful even if you have these type of conditions. Red and near-infrared light therapy not only improves your appearance, it benefits every system of your body because it is very beneficial to cell.
Which light therapy devices are the best ?
For anti-aging purposes, it is best to use a long panel that emits around 1500 watts of red and infrared light like this one. The watts is the potency of light emitted and 1500 watts is a very good amount to get all the great benefits of infrared light therapy because it must penetrate the skin and lamps with a few watts like 45 watts that I have seen everywhere are not helpful due to the weak power of the light. This is very important for anti-aging results.
The length of the lamp is also important, the longer it is the more body areas reaches the light. If you get at therapeutic panel use it naked to allow the light penetrate your skin without interference. It reaches the bones and the cells there increase their celullar energy improving their function. This cellular energy is called ATP which is reduced when you get older causing deterioration throughout the body and systems as a result of cells having much less energy.
When you choose an infrared light panel it is important that it emits at least 400 Watts. Like this lamp, which is ideal because of the price and size. It can be used on your desk to improve facial skin or if you have any pain you direct the infrared light exclusively to that area because it also helps relieve pain and heal wounds. Just keep it enough close to the skin for 20 minutes, in lamps that emit more than 1000 Watts an exposure of 10 minutes is enough.
But to treat Acne using a device like this one that emits blue and red light may be enough. These lamps normally cost less because they do not emit infrared light. But if the acne is producing scars, infrared light will be needed to reduce them. Blue light inhibits the growth of bacteria and infrared promotes skin regeneration. In our store there is this therapeutic lamp that emits blue, red and infrared light, the 3 most beneficial colors for acne improvement.
If you are having an anti-aging life style, infrared light therapy should be part of your daily routine. It is one of the best anti-aging treatments because do not cause any discomfort as saunas or fasting do, and super beneficial for mitochondria health and mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the nine tentative hallmarks of aging in humans. For knowing your biological age, you can purchase a DNA test here. If you result is 50 and you are only 40 years old, book a session with me, I will guide you to reduce that number to 40 in a year.
Incredible are the benefits of infrared light therapy. And it is only required to receive the light of a therapeutic lamp on bare skin for a few minutes while you do anything else. But keep in mind that your skin should be clean and dry. But if you still have questions feel free to reach me out in Telegram, my username is @Pranachy. And before you go, please subscribe to my newsletter to keep in contact that soon I will publish more information that might interest you.