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Red Light Therapy Dangers
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
Does LED light treatment (red, blue, amber, near-infrared) stimulate pigment cells? Can it make brown sun spots darker?
No: Or will not make brown spots darker ...Read more
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Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!
No: It is just a matter of comfort. Bright lights will increase contrast. Patients with cataracts and any other condition that leads to decreased vision will see better with brighter lights. If you have nothing wrong with your eyes, you should see well in both high and low contrast environments. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash on face, little itchy, face feels hot, changes from dark bright red to light red at times, headache. Is it cholesterol med or sun?
Can ultraviolet "black light" lamps safely be used as indoor light sources for extended time periods? Or does a hazard exist that could cause photoxic injury?
Blacklight=UV: 'Blacklight' is Ultraviolet, the same frequency that causes sunburn. Extended exposure could damage skin. However, the intensity of the lights used for entertainment would take some time to cause real sunburn or retinal damage. see ( http://www.blacklightworld.com/Black%20Lights%20Everything%20You%20Need%20To%20Know.htm ) ...Read more
Normal use , No: When used as a pointer device for audio-visual presentations green and/or red laser light pointers are perfectly safe. These laser pointers should never be directly pointed at humans or animals, especially in the face, as they can cause permanent damage to the eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started red ligt therapy in a tannjng bed, no uv light so i'm not working eye goggles is this alright as long as i don't stare into the light?
No: You should still wear the goggles regardless of the type of light. ...Read more
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