The Lowdown On LED Red Light Therapy From The Experts

Lifestyle • 03 April 2023

A firm favourite amongst the beauty and medical industries for accelerated wound healing, reduced inflammation and anti-ageing – red LED light therapy is the topic on everyone’s lips. Although once reserved for in-clinic treatments, LED light therapy has fast adapted for home use through wearable, hands free devices – such as our award-winning CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask. As seen in Netflix's 'Emily in Paris' and featured in multiple publications. 

Delivered through LED diode bulbs straight to your skin, see what the power of red light therapy can do for you. 

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LED light therapy, explained

NASA were the first to use this technology to assist plant growth, while the Navy SEALs used it for accelerating wound healing in those with musculoskeletal injuries. It wasn't long before this regenerative light therapy was adopted by medical and aesthetic professionals.

“A good way to think of it,” explains aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Glyn Estebanez, “is like plants absorbing sunlight to power photosynthesis and boost tissue growth. Human cells can absorb light wavelengths to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.” Reported by the Evening Standard.

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What is red LED light therapy good for?

LED light therapy uses varying wavelengths to activate the skin’s natural cell rejuvenation and repair process. Red and near-infrared wavelengths are used for accelerated, non-invasive anti-ageing due to their collagen and elastin stimulating properties.

Red light therapy wavelengths are ideal for fading fine lines, wrinkles and inflammation. It’s also extremely effective for tackling acne, rosacea and sun damage. 

Near-infrared light is the deepest absorbed wavelength. It’s used to reverse the signs of ageing by improving skin elasticity, reducing inflammation, redness and wound healing.

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Combined, these wavelengths deliver immediate and lasting results for fresher, calmer and healthier skin. They also target other skin conditions and cosmetic concerns, such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Suitable for both face and body, this professional medical-grade technology has the ability to truly transform your skin.

The benefits of red LED light therapy are more than just skin deep. It’s been proven to support the production of vitamin D, with users finding that regular treatments reduce stress and improve energy levels.

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LED red light therapy for anti-ageing

"Red light and near-infrared light wavelengths really help to reduce inflammation and create collagen," explains Aesthetics Clinician, Dr. Ayah. Collagen helps the skin look younger, plumper and more evenly textured – which some studies have shown naturally decreases from our mid twenties onwards. This is where the term ‘prejuvenation’ comes in.

Discussed in the Evening Standard – “'prejuvenation' is a preventative protocol that combines a good skincare regime with non-surgical treatments to help promote collagen production and support the skin barrier,” says Cosmetic Surgeon and founder of 111 Harley Street Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Yannis Alexandrides. When it comes to anti-ageing, prevention is also key for award-winning Aesthetician, Dr. Ahmed El Muntasar who argues, “prevention is always better than a cure.” 

For those of us who want a skin refresh, red light therapy will deliver rejuvenating skincare results no matter your age.

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LED face mask before and after

As quoted by the Evening Standard – "Beauty tech is CurrentBody’s bread and butter.” That could be why our original flexible red LED Light Therapy Mask has been loved by A-lister’s, celebrity makeup artists and customers around the globe. Featuring red (633nm) and near-infrared (830nm) wavelengths to support professional anti-ageing from home. 

“I’ve treated multiple patients with at-home devices and they’ve worked significantly,” Dr. Ayah explains. “What we find is that at-home devices are fantastic at supporting what we do in-clinic, and they really do enhance the results.”

 LED before and after 

Complete the range with our targeted LED devices for rejuvenating (or ‘prejuvenating') neck and décollatage, eyes, lips and hands. Each powerfully equipped to deliver the optimal amount of LED light therapy to meet every anti-ageing concern.

We sat down with Dr. Ayah to talk about the anti-ageing benefits of LED red light therapy, and the best ways to layer your LED devices.

LED Red Light Therapy

Enhance your LED results: CurrentBody Skin Green Tea Serum
Clinically proven to accelerate the skin-rejuvenating effects of red LED light therapy, you’ll notice fewer wrinkles when you apply the CurrentBody Skin Green Tea Serum before your LED treatments.

Simply apply a few drops to freshly cleansed skin to increase hydration and calm inflammation with antioxidants, peptides and vitamin C. Achieve plumper, more hydrated, fresher looking skin after every red LED light therapy session. 

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vinona baines Beauty Editor
Previously a professional makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics and copyeditor for melanin skincare brand 456 Skin, Vinona has over 12 years of hands-on experience within the beauty industry. Whether as a makeup artist or beauty editor, she enjoys connecting with real people to educate, inspire and learn from. You can find her sipping on an iced latte watching her favourite K-dramas, while wearing her anti-ageing CurrentBody Skin LED Mask.
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