How Red Light Therapy Benefits Your Skin According To A Doctor

Beauty • 17 April 2023

Introducing Dr. Ayah, an aesthetics doctor and owner of Harmony Medical based in both Halifax and London’s Harley Street. As someone who's had a history dealing with severe eczema and acne, she understands the effect it can have on your confidence. 

In clinic, Dr. Ayah treats everything from acne and rosacea to melasma and hyperpigmentation using powerful, medical-grade devices. But that’s not all. “I’ve treated multiple patients with at-home devices and they’ve worked significantly,” she 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 (light-emitting diode) red light therapy has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation, improve skin firmness and tone while increasing collagen. Collagen is the protein that makes up the architecture of our skin – making it firmer, smoother and younger-looking.

"When my patients come into my clinic, 90% of them already treat themselves at home with LED red light therapy devices and effective skincare. Which means they don’t need to see me a lot,” she laughs. “I’m just there as a bootcamp or an enhancing top up!” 

"Red light and Near-Infrared light wavelengths really help to reduce inflammation and create collagen." If you’re struggling with acne, using an LED red light therapy mask can actually reduce the redness or pigmentation by simply calming the inflammation.

We know that the less inflammation there is, the faster acne and other blemishes heal with minimal to no scarring. Integrate Red and Near-Infrared LED light therapy consistently into your skincare routine for lasting, optimised skin health and resilience.

Treat your LED red light therapy mask like a sheet or clay mask – use over clean, dry skin. Dr. Ayah recommends layering with a performance-enhancing hydrating serum to maximise the LED benefits, like the CurrentBody Skin Green Tea Serum. Once your treatment time is up, then you can continue with the rest of your skincare regimen. 

Layering LED red light therapy devices allows you to target certain areas more intensely, similar to a gym workout. If you want to train specific muscles, then you focus on those during your session – the same goes for LED. “Layering allows you to create a custom LED package tailored to your concerns, rather than those of the masses.”

While she agrees you can use a full LED face mask to get an overall improvement, her personal favourite 'Avenger mask' is the CurrentBody Skin LED Eye Perfector. “The reason I like this product so much is because it works really nicely for me and the results are significant.” 

As for her second favourite at-home LED red light therapy device, the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask features heavily in her in-clinic treatments. “I’ve used it in my clinic with a lot of my patients, particularly those struggling with inflammatory problems such as mild cases of eczema, dermatitis and an impaired skin barrier.” She mentions, “Continual use of this mask really just improves the quality of the skin, as well as healthy skin barrier function.”

If one of your primary skin concerns includes reducing or preventing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, try the CurrentBody Skin LED Lip Perfector. Target and treat with the collagen-boosting combination of Amber, Red, Deep Red and Near-Infrared LED wavelengths.

View the full CurrentBody Skin collection at here.

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