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At-home LED Light Therapy: Does It Work? 

Spoiler alert: not only does LED Light Therapy work, but when used properly, you can get clinical-grade results at a fraction of the price. 

But what does that mean, and how does it work? We’re looking at the differences between the masks traditionally used in a clinical setting and at-home LED light therapy devices: Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D.™.

Discover what some of the key differences are to make a choice that’s right for your skin. 

How Does Light Therapy Work? 

Quality at-home LED light therapy can result in smoother skin, reduced wrinkles, more moisture, a more even skin tone and less pigmentation. Overall, it helps your skin look younger, firmer, and (with the right products) can also help you reduce blemishes and acne. 

But what’s the science behind this miraculous product? 

Red and Near-Infrared (NIR) light have been proven to be absorbed by the cells in your skin. This leads to a wide range of positive benefits, including improved:  

  • Cell proliferation 
  • Collagen and elastin production  
  • Blood flow & tissue oxygenation  
  • Cells the act, look and behave younger  

how does light therapy work

Low Level Light Therapy  

The light sources used in rejuvenation light therapy are categorised as Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT). The low energy means the light is “non-thermal”, meaning it doesn’t cause thermal changes within the tissue. Don’t let the words “low energy” put you off, as this is relative to other laser sources that may be used for cutting or ablating—not something you want for your skin. 

It really means that the correct usage of Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. is safe, painless, well-tolerated, and effective for a wide range of skin concerns. 

Professional Red Light Therapy Devices 

Professional light therapy devices tend to be larger machines in a set position in a clinic. You can choose a series of stand-alone red light therapy sessions or opt to combine it with laser, chemical peels, facials or Dermapen Treatments™ (microneedling). 

What’s important to know is that the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. uses the very same type of red and near infrared light used in professional devices. 

Stene Marshall, DermapenWorld Founder and CEO, explains, “The goal of these LED machines is to deliver a certain amount of energy, measured in joules. Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. delivers 18 joules in 10 minutes. An accumulative dose of 196 joules can be achieved with 3 sessions a week for a 4-week programme.”  

Weighing Up the Cost 

Cost is often part of the equation when deciding which mask is right for you. It’s important to consider that skin (by its very nature) will continue to age. You’ll need a maintenance plan to continue to see improvements. In a professional setting, the initial treatment may consist of about 3–6 sessions spaced out weekly, with each session costing in the range of $100. 

With a portable device, you bring salon-worthy results into your home and can continue to use it ongoing for maintenance and top-ups whenever suits you.  

Red Light Therapy at Home 

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One of the key differences between professional masks and the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. Masks is the distance they sits from your skin. In a professional mask, it could be anywhere from 10–15cms away from your skin. Thanks to the Inverse Square Law, we know that the further away the light sits from the skin, the less intense the light will be.  

With the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. the lights sit directly on your skin for greater penetration of rejuvenating light. Plus, it’s all yours to use every day if you wish. 

If you’re looking for significant and ongoing results, the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. range means you’ll be able to continue to benefit from the LED light for years to come. The reliable and durable masks come with a 2-year warranty. 

How To Use Red Light Therapy At-home 

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Consistency is key to getting good results. Although you’ll get benefits from just 1 session, your skin will continue to improve with prolonged use.  

You should always cleanse your skin prior to use so the light and any actives in your serums can penetrate effectively. Try MICRO DERM EXFOLIANT™ to remove dulling residue and dead skin cells. 

Finally, use LUMAFUSE HYDROGEL SHEET MASK for even better penetration of actives and light. 

There’s no need for eye protection with the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. range. It’s manufactured to an international standard, IEC62471, guaranteeing eye safety. However, you can choose to rest with your eyes closed if you’re sensitive to light.  

How Often Can I Get Red Light Therapy  

You’ll need to commit to 3–5 sessions a week for the first 4 weeks. By this point, it’ll be such an enjoyable part of your day you may well wish to continue to use it at this frequency. Or you can use it to give your skin an extra boost of collagen and hydration from time to time. 

With each 10 minute session offering your skin a dose of 18 joules of energy, 3 times a week gets you the 196 joules dose required within 4 weeks. Then you can maintain as necessary. 

Near-infrared & Red Light Therapy Results 

Red and near-infrared light help reduce wrinkles and boost radiance and glow. Near infra-red light penetrates the deepest of all for optimal anti-ageing effects. 

After four weeks of three treatments per week: 

  • 95% agree skin was brighter and plumper
  • 98% agree skin felt firmer
  • 96% agree fine lines were less visible

Just like all DermapenWorld products, we offer the gold-standard in LED therapy because of the way it works synergistically with other products. The light helps actives penetrate deeper into your skin layers. That means using it with the CLR range can help reduce your acne. Use it with BRITE LITE to help clear pigmentation even faster. 

Choosing an At-home LED Light Therapy Mask 

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The best at-home LED light therapy device is comfortable and offers professional-grade light, meaning professional-grade results. Some hard claustrophobic masks are heavy on your face, putting pressure on your eyes or nose. You don’t want to be lying awkwardly close to a powerpoint plug for even 10-minutes of a day. 

Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. is made from medical-grade silicone and LED lights. Being battery operated means you can use it anywhere that suits you. It’s a lightweight at-home device that offers results on par with clinical machines.  

Unlike cheap imitations just use red-coloured lights, Dp Dermaceuticals LED uses medical-grade LED at the correct measurements to offer proven results. 

What About Blue Light? 

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Each diode in Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. contains a complementary strength of red and near-infrared light. Every time you add another colour/frequency, it dilutes that strength. This means you don’t get enough power to be as effective. If you’re interested in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation and increasing brilliance, red and near-infrared are the perfect combination. 

Some blue light products have also been recalled over safety concerns. Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. does not contains to harmful blue/UV light and is tested to an international standard guaranteeing eye safety. 

Can Dp Dermaceuticals Be Used in A Clinical Setting? 

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Many have found Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. to be a great add-on in the clinical setting. One of the main benefits is having 1 in every room, as opposed to big machines that can’t be easily moved around.  

They’re also easy to clean with CLINIPREP, and when used as recommended together with a new LUMAFUSE HYDROGEL SHEET MASK each time, there’s an extra barrier between mask and skin.  

How Can I Get Started? 

Where other rejuvenation procedures can cost you more in terms of both cash and downtime, Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. allows you to start getting incredible results right away. It combines ease, comfort and safety to help keep your skin looking flawless. 

Check out the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. range to explore more benefits.

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