March, 2022 | Dermalux LED

LED Red Light Therapy for Complete Skin Rejuvenation & Anti-Ageing Benefits

How Effective is Red Light Therapy?

Since the early 1990s red light therapy has been widely used, with scientists first using it to stimulate plant growth in space as the LEDs worked to promote the photosynthesis of plant cells. Fast forward to today, red light therapy is one of the most sought after skin therapy treatments, a trend that does appear to be in decline.

Red light therapy is proven to be effective at treating a multitude of skin concerns from fine lines & wrinkles, dehydrated skin, redness & irritation, enlarged pores and dull, tired skin. Providing light is delivered into the skin at the clinically proven wavelength (633nm), and at the optimised intensity and dose enabling effective photobiomodulation of targeted cells and skin tissue for results.

The first of our three clinically proven lights is Red (633nm) Light.

So, how does Red Light work?

In short, the Red Light wavelength (633n) targets the Dermis layer of the skin to address conditions and concerns such as fine lines & wrinkles, dehydrated skin, redness & irritation, enlarged pores & dull, tired skin.

To go a little deeper, each skin cell has a ‘powerhouse’ called the Mitochondria & the reason it’s called the powerhouse is thanks to its ability to make up the majority of the cell’s energy source. This cell energy is called ‘ATP’ (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule in which is essential for cell function, regeneration and repair. As our ATP levels decline with age, the Red Light works to give this molecule a much-needed boost.

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Rejuvenating Red Light accelerates cell renewal and repair, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis for smoother, firmer skin. Exposure to Red light at 633nm is clinically proven to increase the body’s natural form of cellular energy (ATP) which in turn “kick starts” cells to regenerate faster.

Red light is potently absorbed by fibroblasts increasing collagen and elastin synthesis and boosting natural hydration levels. It also improves blood flow for increased tissue oxygenation and the lymphatic systems to eliminate toxins. Red light offers immediate visible results; skin feels hydrated and plump and radiance is restored.

What does Red Light do for skin?

Red Light (630nm) has many benefits, including;

  • Boost’s collagen and elastin production
  • Improves complexion, texture and tone
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Shrinks enlarged pores
  • Revitalises and restores radiance

Is Red Light bad for you?

Used at the correct precision, such as our clinically-proven 633nm wavelength, red light will cause no harm or damage to the skin. Unlike UV light coming from the sun, Red Light therapy is a completely natural process and there is minimal to no risk of side effects if the proper treatment protocol is followed.

Why the Delivery & Accuracy of Wavelengths Matters

Whilst our leading competitors of LED devices often talk about the power their LED’s, reinforcing the high optical power levels of their devices as a way to demonstrate competitive advantage over Dermalux – we prefer to focus on what truly matters – the wavelengths and the delivery and accuracy of each one.

The key to successful treatment with light therapy is based on the use of clinically proven and scientifically evidenced wavelengths coupled with optimum power intensity to maximise the light’s reaction with the skin.

When it comes to LED phototherapy, for the wavelength to be the most successful, it needs to match the target chromophore in order to be absorbed and trigger a beneficial cellular response. If insufficient optical energy is applied there will be no or minimal response and in turn, if too much is applied to the skin, then it will it hinder the cellular reaction.

Dermalux® systems use only clinically proven wavelengths delivered at the optimised intensity and dose enabling effective photo biomodulation of targeted cells and skin tissue with proven results.

All Dermalux systems use three clinically proven wavelengths;

o   Blue Light (415nm) – Blemish fighting Blue light destroys the bacteria which causes spots and helps in the prevention of breakouts.

o   Red Light (633nm) – Rejuvenating Red light accelerates cell renewal and repair, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis for smoother, firmer skin.

o   NIR Light (830nm) – NIR light triggers the skins anti-inflammatory processes to accelerate repair and reduce irritation and redness.

The Problem with Non-Clinically Proven Wavelengths in an LED

Many leading competitors of Dermalux do not use these same clinically proven wavelengths, thus the effectiveness of the LED and results for clients are compromised or non-existent. Using an LED that offers a peak optimum absorption is imperative to the effectiveness of the wavelength.

Competitors that use alternative wavelengths at varied nanometres such as 465nm or 880nm will not see the same efficiency and quality results of that of a clinically proven wavelength like ours. For example, the 415nm wavelength is clinically proven to be the best wavelength for bacterial and acne destruction and has approximately 10 times more absorption than the 465nm wavelength.

In combination with the use of an incorrect wavelength, if the power of each wavelength isn’t as high as that of a Dermalux system – many clients would have to spend much more time using an LED to receive the same benefits. Alternatively, if a wavelength is too high, it risks causing trauma to the skin.

To read more on Dermalux’s three clinically proven wavelengths, click here.