Dermalux LED vs At-home LED treatment

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At-home LED Treatment Masks

  1. How do at-home LED masks work?

Majority of at-home LED treatment masks work by emitting wavelengths of blue to red light. The blue light wavelength sits around 400 nanometers on the electromagnetic spectrum. The red light is closer to 700 nanometers. After cleansing you would secure the device over the face and devices would stay on for a couple of minutes and may automatically shut off.  Although the wavelengths are nowhere near as strong as technology used in-clinic. Suitable for all skin types.

  1. What are the benefits?

Powered by LED light therapy, the facial treatment offers three skincare options: red light to penetrate deeper in the skin to support collagen and elastin production, blue light targets acne-causing bacteria and red and blue combines the two. The device works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, balance discolouration and redness and firm the facial contours for a bright and youthful-looking finish. 

  1. How often to use?

May require frequent usage over a long period to see the benefits that are mentioned.

  1. How long do results last?

Devices on the market claim to see visible results within two weeks. 

*Results will vary from person to person

  1. Is there downtime/aftercare?

You should not feel any pain or downtime after the use of at-home LED masks.

Costs: Range from £20-£1000

DermaLux LED Phototherapy

  1. How does DermaLux TriWave work? 

Innovative Dermalux® Tri-Wave technology enables three clinically proven wavelengths (blue, red and near infrared) to be delivered individually or in combination for powerful and lasting standalone results. Utilising the latest generation LED technology with hospital strength LED light, Dermalux® ensures safe and targeted delivery of light at the optimum intensity for maximum skin-enhancing results. Skin cells that are energised function better and can renew up to 200% faster accelerating regeneration and repair. Suitable for all skin types as this is a non-invasive treatment. There are a small number of medical conditions in which we would not be able to treat.

  1. What are DermaLux LED treatment benefits?

Phototherapy occurs naturally all around us and is based on the principle that our cells absorb light and use it to fuel natural rejuvenation and repair processes. Different wavelengths stimulate different effects on the skin. We know that on-going exposure to UV light is very damaging but controlled levels of Red, Blue and Near Infrared light are clinically proven to be beneficial.

The benefits include boost collagen and elastin production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve circulation, reduce redness and irritation and blitz blemish-causing bacteria.

  1. How often is LED treatment required?

The number of treatments will vary for each client but we usually work with a course of 6-12 treatments. The blue light can be used daily if it is required for killing bacteria and treating acne, which would ensure fast results. For skin rejuvenation you would have the treatment every 3 days for the best results. Each treatment lasts for around 20 minutes and with no downtime, you can simply get up and glow!

  1. How long do LED treatment results last?

Whilst one treatment instantly energises skin cells to revitalise a dull and tired complexion, it is important to look after the skin post treatment and include daily SPF in your skincare routine. A course of treatment offers long-lasting visible results, stimulating the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes to speed up cell renewal, resolve problem skin conditions and promote vibrant healthy-looking skin. 

*Results will vary from person to person

  1. Is there downtime/aftercare?

The Dermalux® treatment is a relaxing, pain free experience with proven mood enhancing effects. There is no downtime or aftercare required for this treatment. It is advised to not wear makeup for a few hours after as the pores may be open.

Costs: £50 – £500

Conclusion: Although there are multiple LED phototherapy treatments on the market, the UK manufactured DermaLux Triwave has been clinically proven to provide the correct power and wavelengths to deliver effect results and is the only LED technology on the market to deliver the three light wavelengths simultaneously. Results from an at-home LED mask don’t really have any guarantees that we know LED light in a clinic can give us. The level of intensity we use in the clinic would show the known benefits and it’s unclear if you get a little bit of benefit or non from at-home LED masks and may require frequent usage. For detailed personal advice we recommend doing some research of your own and visiting a qualified clinic.