In this first of a series of articles, we want to introduce you to the potential benefits associated with light-emitting diode (LED) therapies. Light therapy or phototherapy is a non-invasive treatment using low-level wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin conditions. This technology is being embraced by everyone from professional athletes to aestheticians.
Accessing these treatments have in the past been a costly venture accessible only in clinics or certain aesthetician offices. As demand for accessible and affordable treatment has grown, products are now becoming available for use at home. Lifepro is excited to share that we are launching 2 light therapy treatments for your personal use.
Our AllevaRed Light Therapy Belt is a red light belt lined with 105 LEDs providing full coverage for your lower back, waist, and other crucial areas. It’s perfect for performance recovery, gaining muscle, or even fat loss. customizable treatment session for your wellness recovery. Five intensity levels and both red and near infrared light modes allow you to choose the perfect settings for each therapy session.
For treating acne to fine lines, you’ll love our VizaCure Light Therapy Mask. This lightweight treatment offers red, blue and amber light settings and you’ll find everyone at home can use it for different types of treatments.
Applications for LED therapies vary from to relieving stiffness, pain and inflammation, as well as those that may be looking to boost their skincare regime to help combat wrinkles, scars, and even cellulite and persistent wounds.
According to Experts at Harvard Health, Red and blue light-emitting diode (LED) therapies are commonly known for use as skin treatments. They state that red LED light acts on cells in the skin known as fibroblasts, which play a role in our body’s creation of collagen. This protein makes up much of our connective tissue and can help our skin to recover from damage.
Blue LED light is most often used to treat acne and may even kill acne-causing bacteria. Often both red, blue or even amber light waves are used in combination to treat acne while reducing redness, inflammation, scarring and more.
Phototherapy can boost cellular activation - an important factor for the treatment of cellulite. Researchers combined LED therapy with treadmill training in 2011 primarily as treatment for cellulite noting a reduction of saddlebag and thigh circumference and “can result in a further improvement of body aesthetics”. (1)
Efficacy for body contouring and spot fat reduction was explored in a 2011 study found it to be “safe and showed significant girth loss sustained over repeated treatments and cumulative over 4 weeks of eight treatments”. (2)
A study in 2014 looked to investigate the safety and efficacy of two novel light sources. The results were very positive. Researchers concluded that “treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, The blinded clinical evaluation of photographs confirmed significant improvement in the intervention groups compared with the control. (3)
Another published in 2018 demonstrated “significant results for the treatment of medical conditions, including mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris, wound healing, psoriasis, squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease), basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, and cosmetic applications.” (4)
(1) Paolillo FR, Borghi-Silva A, Parizotto NA, Kurachi C, Bagnato VS. New treatment of cellulite with infrared-LED illumination applied during high-intensity treadmill training. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Aug;13(4):166-71. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.594065. PMID: 21740089.
(2) Caruso-Davis MK, Guillot TS, Podichetty VK, Mashtalir N, Dhurandhar NV, Dubuisson O, Yu Y, Greenway FL. Efficacy of low-level laser therapy for body contouring and spot fat reduction. Obes Surg. 2011 Jun;21(6):722-9. doi: 10.1007/s11695-010-0126-y. PMID: 20393809; PMCID: PMC5225499.
(3) Wunsch A, Matuschka K. A controlled trial to determine the efficacy of red and near-infrared light treatment in patient satisfaction, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and intradermal collagen density increase. Photomed Laser Surg. 2014;32(2):93-100. doi:10.1089/pho.2013.3616