How Does It Work?
Studies conducted by NASA have shown that cells in our body convert certain wave-lengths of light into energy. The energy produced by these light waves can cause beneficial changes in our skin.
Acne light treatments are now being used by dermatologists and skin care centers to kill acne bacteria, reduce inflammation, and stimulate skin repair. Light therapy has proven to be helpful for treating acne as well as signs of aging.
When your skin is treated with specific waves of blue light, acne bacteria in your pores release natural organic compounds called porphyrins. The porphyrins actually kill acne bacteria as they release oxygen into your pores, because acne bacteria can't survive in an oxygen-rich environment.
So, can you just insert a blue light bulb into a lamp & sit next to it?
No, it's not that simple.
The blue light used to treat acne is created by super luminous LED's (Light Emitting Diodes). The LED's produce blue light in a range of 405 - 420 nanometers, which is perfect for killing acne bacteria and stimulating skin repair without damaging the skin.
The blue light produced by LED's is completely different than Ultra Violet light produced by sun lamps, tanning beds, and natural sunlight -- don't confuse the two.
Years ago, UV light was used to treat acne -- but, while sunlight may seem to dry out active break outs, it isn't an effective way to treat problem skin. In fact, the harmful effects of UV light far outweigh any benefits you might seem to get for your acne.
LED light therapy does not produce heat -- it is anti-bacterial, stimulates skin renewal, and is pain-free.