Light Therapy

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Light therapy heals with photons. A red incandescent bulb throws more heat than light, so it’s not likely to have a light therapy effect. Yes, you can use light therapy to reduce acne scars. Traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and dementia respond to red and infrared light therapy.

Yellow and Infrared Low Level Light to Prevent Thyroidectomy Scar Formation

Science study Red light therapy skin dose

Researchers treated 35 thyroidectomy patients with a combination of 830 nm and 590 nm LED light. Patients received 60 J/cm over a period of 11 minutes for 7 days, starting on the day of surgery. After the first week, they received treatment 3x/week for 3 more weeks. At 3 months, scars on treated patients were lighter and had less color compared to controls. Self-assessment of scar was not significantly different between treated and control groups.

The Complete Book of Ridiculous Red Light Answers

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Light therapy heals with photons. A red incandescent bulb throws more heat than light, so it’s not likely to have a light therapy effect. Yes, you can use light therapy to reduce acne scars. Traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and dementia respond to red and infrared light therapy.

Four Extremely Successful Acne LED Light Therapy Treatments

Four Extremely Successful Acne LED Light Therapy Treatments

In one study, researchers used alternating blue and red light to reduce acne up to 78%. In another, they alternated between blue and red each week to achieve a 69% acne lesion decrease. In the third study, they found that differing red wavelengths both worked well to reduce acne up to 48%. In the fourth, they used a low power laser green light to reduce acne 67%.