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Experiments in the space, how light therapy was born

by Natalia C |

LED light therapy have been applied to promote cell growth to assist with growing plants in space. That’s right, NASA discovered the benefits of light therapy over thirty years ago. After seeing the beneficial effects that LED light therapy had on cell health and rejuvenation, it was then used in the medical industry and then was later incorporated in the skincare industry to help stimulate collagen growth.

 

In the process, It has also been discovered that red light wasn’t the only one that had beneficial effects; but all the various colours on the visible spectrum - while red lights were the ones originally used for stimulating cell growth, blue lights, for instance, had a germicidal effect and could be used to kill the p.acnes and staphylococcus bacteria that are present with acne. Green lights, similarly, target melanocytes and help to break apart excess pigment on the skin, clearing hyper-pigmented spots.

 

It takes several sessions of LED light therapy for the skin and cells to respond. It has been found that administering low level lights over a long period of time is the most effective way to approach LED light therapy and for healthy and lasting effects.

 

The range of wavelengths used by this mask goes from 400 nm to about 800 nm. Although these wavelengths emit more than just red light, UV rays are not emitted so there’s not enough concentrated light to cause damage to skin or tissue health.

 

Having the LED therapy emit wavelengths of 600nm-1300nm promotes the healing of wounds on the skin as well as skin rejuvenation.

Even with professional LED light therapy devices, the most effective way to achieve noticeable and long lasting results is by being consistent with your treatment.

The best, healthiest results come from low light treatments over several sessions, however, the number of treatments needed and the time it takes to achieve visible results vary from person to person.