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Strategies to achieve optimal results with LED light therapy

11 Dec 2023

LED light therapy harnesses different light wavelengths to stimulate the cells and tissues of the body. When the skin is exposed to a specific wavelength, it absorbs the light, thereby stimulating biological reactions in the light receptors and eliciting a corresponding therapeutic effect. While each wavelength is already effective on its own, some ways can be done to maximize the effects of LED light therapy.

Your Skincare Wish List and How Light Combination Can Achieve Them

Combining two or more LED light wavelengths enhances therapy results by allowing simultaneous cellular responses at different depth ranges within the skin and the tissues beyond.

“Combination,” in this sense, means using two or more wavelengths simultaneously or using them sequentially.

When short and long wavelengths, for example, are irradiated altogether, not only does the upper layer of the skin produce benefits, but another effect also happens at the deeper part of the skin. As a skin condition is usually caused by a combination of different factors, stimulating cellular responses together can result in a synergistic effect.

For instance, a wavelength that induces healing and anti-inflammation can seal the effects of a wavelength with an antibacterial property when applied after the latter. As a result, multiple aspects of a condition get addressed simultaneously.

☑ Red and Near-Infrared for an Intense, Refreshing Nourishment

Red and Near-Infrared LED lights are both deep-penetrating wavelengths. With this, both wavelengths encourage light-induced reactions at a cellular level.

Red LED light stimulates collagen production, protein synthesis, blood circulation, cellular reproduction, and anti-inflammation.


On the other hand, near-infrared LED light goes as deep as cellular repair and regeneration, which are both necessary in pain relief and tissue recovery.

Since near-infrared is an invisible light, most LED light therapy devices incorporate the near-infrared light into the red light setting. Hence, both wavelengths can be used together simultaneously in a single session.

The combination of red and near-infrared intensifies the rejuvenation process, reducing aging signs like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging while promoting more effective healing of damaged nerves.


☑ Red and Blue LED Lights for a Dewy, Well-Rested Look

Blue LED light is the shortest clinically proven wavelength used in the medical field.

Blue light targets acne-causing bacteria in and around the oil glands by inducing a reaction that kills the bacteria from the inside.

However, blue light doesn’t address the associated inflammatory problem caused by acne. This is where the red LED light maximizes the anti-acne therapy.

Incorporating the red light reduces the inflammation and repairs the lesions made by the P. acnes bacteria.


Thus, applying blue and red LED lights together enhances the therapeutic effects of LED light in treating and preventing acne by improving the control of breakouts, reducing acne scars, and improving overall skin health.

Some LED therapy devices feature red and blue lights combined into a single color setting, typically in purple. For instance, the Nourished Bodynskin LED Face and Neck Mask Set is designed to simultaneously make the red and blue wavelengths work in a purple light setting. The set also features the red and blue lights as individual color settings.

Combining these two colors, or simply using the purple light, is highly recommended as an after-care treatment for Botox, fillers, or lasers since it considerably reduces irritation.


Pro Tip: To achieve the same results as that of the purple light using only the red and blue lights individually, you can do an acne recovery session in this order:

  1. One dose of blue wavelength to destroy the bacteria.
  2. Followed by a dose of red wavelength to treat inflammation and lesions.

☑ Blue and Green LED Lights for a Serene, Peaceful Aura

The green LED light adjusts the capillaries' contraction and targets the melanin-producing skin cells.

Because of this, using green light in conjunction with blue light creates a calming effect on the skin through their combined frequency. Some LED therapy products combine blue and green light into a single color setting like cyan, which works by irradiating the blue and green wavelengths at the same time.

Cyan LED light relaxes the swollen capillaries, fine lines, and sagging skin. Additionally, it improves the gland function of oily, black, and pink skin.

And as the green light is associated with its calming effect on mental health, the combined frequencies boost the fresh aura of the skin.

☑ White LED Light for a Firm, Supple Skin Texture

White light is a manifestation of all visible wavelengths combined. This results in the white light exhibiting a wide range of wavelengths, typically between 390 to 780nm.

White LED light covers multiple skin depths, resulting in multiple therapeutic effects.

With this, a less targeted type of therapy utilizes white light.

Overall, white LED light provides skin rejuvenating effects like skin toning and tightening by restoring the skin's elasticity, helping the tissues grow and metabolize, and repairing the damage from sun exposure.


Your Treatment Routine Checklist for an Optimized LED Light Therapy Session

The success of LED light therapy doesn’t end with applying the wavelengths alone. You are part of the therapy, too. The good thing is, it isn’t as complicated as you thought your role would be.

Start and end your treatment right.

Any layer of foreign substances may hinder the delivery of the LED light deep into the skin.

Start by washing your face and neck, removing all traces of impurities like makeup and dirt.

After drying your face, apply a nourishing serum before wearing the mask. Nicely ending the treatment is as important as starting it right to speed up the results.

So, to seal the treatment, apply a serum such as hyaluronic acid or anti-aging cream to moisturize your skin post-treatment.

Know your skin goals and the appropriate timing of your treatment.

In practice, using any LED light device at its highest intensity for a longer time per session and using it every day of the week don't guarantee a better result.

Studies suggest that high-intensity rejuvenation sessions, generally, have to be done at 10 to 20 minutes per sitting once a day.

For low-light intensity sessions, a single sitting may take up to 30 minutes.

This will ensure that the sessions are enough to activate the target light receptors and that the light energy does not exhaust them. Overexposing the areas may not necessarily imply a harmful side effect, but it wouldn’t benefit you, either. On the other hand, underexposure will only help a little because the receptors need an appropriate minimum exposure time to react accordingly.

Be consistent and stick to your goal until the end.

Our body’s light receptors have a reaction threshold.

To ensure the optimum reaction, you should do LED light therapy sessions 3 to 5 times a week, spaced out from each other.

Typically, the results will become visible after four weeks, or even as early as two weeks, while the full benefits may appear after eight weeks.

After that, you may do a less frequent maintenance therapy. However, it is essential to remember that each individual’s condition is unique. If you’re unsure of your condition and are starting LED light therapy for the first time, it is always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or your healthcare professional before the treatment.

If you are still starting, go with a less frequent schedule and gradually increase it to see how your skin responds.

During the initial stages of the therapy, it is common to observe slight skin redness and dryness. As your skin gradually acclimates to the therapy, these symptoms will subside and won’t reappear in subsequent treatment. 

Once you see that your skin fits into the treatment, continue with the habit and stick to it. Results may take shorter or longer to achieve, as with any other skincare regimen, but—hey—consistency is the key, right?


Skincare can become overwhelming as your hands become increasingly full of responsibilities. If only it’s possible to sleep and eat at the same time, I bet you probably would’ve done it already, right? And quite surely, you may feel the same about your self-care routines.

This is why finding the best LED light therapy product that will care for you while giving you the freedom to be worry-free and at the top of your game is essential.

The Nourished Bodynskin LED light therapy mask set offers this luxury for you.

The LED mask set fully yet comfortably embraces your shape as it targets not just your face but also your neck and décolletage. It also boasts a rechargeable and easy-touch remote control that allows a customized treatment for a more personalized session.

Without a doubt, having Nourished Bodynskin as your skin partner will let you walk around doing your thing unbothered.

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