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Red Light Therapy Dangers
At home red light therapy at 650nm, how effective is this when using it for popped pimples? Does it help it heal? Reduce redness, and swelling ?
Mixed data: The jury is out on the effectiveness of led red light therapy. It may have some benefits but the data is not great. ...Read more
How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?
Cold laser: Cold laser is well known to promote healing. It is used in europe quite a lot (unfortunately not in the usa-due to fda). I would think that its not a waste of time and to certainly try it. Make sure its a medical grade laser and max treatments are 12 but you should see a difference by 6-7 treatments if done right. ...Read more
Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free. ...Read more
Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!
Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?
Poor choice: Phototherapy is at best an adjunct for acne. You deserve better. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength therapy. Acne is a serious chronic illness that needs to be treated aggressively; having visible acne as an adult is a sign of poor self-care. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.
TEA TREE OIL: STOP ALL DAIRY,MEAT AND JUNK/FAST FOODS.DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP UNLESS its natural and chemical free.Use EWG.ORG app for buying clean cosmetics.Most important-Destress and sleep 8 hours/day starting @ 10 PM.Stop CONSUMING all kinds of vegetable and processed oils in your diet.Drink 2-3 liters-water but not with food but either 1 hour before or 2 hours after.DESTRESS.Apply tea tree oil daily 3 months ...Read more
I have mild/moderate acne, using blue/red light therapy mask for it, its helping, but insomnia has worsened, does the light block my own melatonin?
Hello I am a 27 year old that is considering purchasing a red/ blue light therapy product to us at home. Is it worth the investment?
ASDS opinion & 1more: Two sites to read: https://www.asds.net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Acne-Scars/ and http://www.livestrong.com/article/73275-red-blue-light-therapy-acne/ ...Read more
Is infrared light therapy (for chronic wound localized scleroderma) and doxycycline 100mg bid safe? Foot has become highly red appearing.
Is there evidence that either red light or photofacial therapy will treat the constant redness from rosacea?
Yes: There are data regarding the use of ipl, photo facial for the treatment of rosacea. The extent to which benefits are seen will vary from patient to patient and a thorough consultation with an experienced care provider will help give you some good guidance. Be sure to review before and after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read more
Possibly: If you have been diagnosed with sad, seasonal affective disorder, then light therapy can be very helpful in alleviating the problem. I don't know the price difference between the lamps truthfully. However, make sure there is an actual diagnosis, and you can discuss the light requirement in the lights you buy, and the intensity. That might guide the price. ...Read more
Multiple uses: Light therapies can be used for treatment of seasonal affective disorder (sad), a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Also, light therapy or phototherapy (or heliotherapy) consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, or dichroic lamps to treat various skin conditions. ...Read more
Possibly: light therapy boxes are made in such a way to generally filter out UV light but it may not be possible 100% of the time. So if you especially have sensitive skin you might have side effects on the skin ...Read more
Light. Therapy: Yes light therapy seems to work in the treatment of leukoderma. Narrowband ubv's work best. ...Read more
Not that effective!: Very controversial, but not very effective!Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have psoriasis and on the light therapy treatment, need someone to answer this unusual question?
What question?: And what question is that? The only answer is to show up and have the therapy and see if it helps. ...Read more
Yes: At times it can be very helpful, especially if the eczema is widespread. ...Read more
Reacts with light: The bilirubin in the patient's body absorbs energy in the blue range of the spectrum (420-470 nm lights are blue). As a result of absorbing this energy the bilirubin molecule is broken down and then metabolized and excreted in the urine or feces. Over time the bilirubin level will return to normal. ...Read more
Sleep treatment: Our tendency to feel sleepy at certain times and awake other times are strongly influenced by natural body rhythms called the sleep wake circadian rhythm. This sleep and wake cycle is strongly affected by the light that enters our eyes. Carefully timed light therapy allows physicians to adjust an individuals rhythm so that they feel more awake and alert. ...Read more
Therapy for WHAT?: There are various types of lights used for various purposes. Send in your question again to specify what benefit you hope to gain. ...Read more
Ulraviolet light (uva-1) can cause a significant improvement of both objective and subjective signs of dyshidrotic eczema 
1. Polderman, m. C. A., govaert, j. C. M., le cessie, s. And pavel, s. (2003), a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of uva-1 in the treatment of dyshidrotic eczema. Clinical and experimental dermatology, 28: 584–587. ...Read more