What is Rosacea and how can LED light therapy help?

• 24 October 2022

LED light helps rosacea symptoms with regular use. Rosacea is a skin condition where tiny broken blood vessels appear close to the surface. Sufferers may also experience pink or red bumps that might contain yellow pus. And as a result, your cheeks, forehead and nose will always be red. 

Rosacea pictures will show this flushing pattern and that’s what sufferers are always looking to treat. But there are many clinical trials showing LED light helps rosacea. So, we’ll explore that treatment option in today’s 5-minute read. 

What causes rosacea?

The Mayo Clinic explains, “The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to an overactive immune system, heredity, environmental factors or a combination of these. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene, and it's not contagious.

Flare-ups might be triggered by: Hot drinks and spicy foods.” It can be soothed with chemical and natural treatments. Before now, most of these treatments were only available in a clinic or salon. But advancements in at-home LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy have provided a new treatment option for rosacea sufferers that they can do in privacy and comfort.

How to get rid of rosacea?

The best long term treatments for rosacea include electrocautery, dermabrasion, laser light medical or salon treatments, medication and red light therapy. The American Academy of Dermatology Association explains the results you can get with lights and lasers, “When used to treat visible blood vessels, most patients see a 50% to 75% reduction in visible blood vessels after 1 to 3 treatments.

Some people see a 100% reduction.” And these effects last for years. When using an at-home red light therapy device, you generally only need to treat your skin for 10-20 minutes, 3-4 times per week. This treatment can control and reduce your rosacea symptoms in under an hour a week.

Red light therapy cost

As one of the best treatments for acne & rosacea skin -red light therapy- is getting a lot of press. The red light therapy cost has greatly reduced due to home devices like the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask. It’s powerful and reliable. 95% of users said their skin tone, texture, firmness and tightness were improved.

And the patented flexible silicone ensures the light penetrates every area of your face. This can help reduce the size of those broken blood vessels and reduce the redness on your face for less-noticeable rosacea symptoms.

If you have smaller rosacea patches, a handheld red light therapy device like the CurrentBody Skin LED Precision might work better. It would allow you to direct the treatment precisely where you need it, and it costs less than £100. It's a great option for effective and affordable rosacea treatments you can do at home.

It can also be difficult to find the right skincare products & treatments that don't aggravate your skin. To help, we've pulled together a simple 3-step night-time skin routine that is clinically proven to reduce these symptoms and redness when used with LED light therapy.

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Issy Luke Beauty Editor
As our Senior Brand (Product) Executive, Issy has extensive knowledge about beauty devices, industry technologies and clinical studies from around the globe. Her background in Commercial and Digital Marketing, along with her BSc in International Business has made Issy an epicentre of information. When she's not researching the newest technologies, you can find her in a Spin Class or enjoying an Aperol Spritz.
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