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What Exactly is Light Therapy?

Light therapy, commonly referred to as phototherapy or heliotherapy, uses the inherent power of light to improve the health of your skin without the use of the hazardous chemicals that are present in many over-the-counter and prescription skincare products. The best part is that with personal light therapy products from QuasarMD, anyone can experience the amazing benefits of light therapy from their own home.

Light therapy (including blue light therapy and red light therapy) is often associated with skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or acne. However, the benefits of light therapy extend beyond dermatological conditions and the practice is now commonly used for improving overall skin health and complexion. Light therapy can be used for anti-aging, to help eliminate wrinkles, heal skin, and reduce pain. The most beneficial light therapy products, such as QuasarMD products, reject harmful UV rays and instead employ LED lights.

Why use LED lights instead of UVs? The switch from using UV rays (which can have adverse side effects) to LEDs, or Light-Emitting Diodes, was advanced when NASA discovered that LED lights could speed the healing of certain wounds in space, vastly improving medical care for their astronauts. Removing the UV lights from light therapy products has allowed light therapy to be virtually free of side effects.

Two Types of Light Therapy and How They Work

There are two types of light therapy used for skin health - red and blue light therapy. Each method of light therapy has its own unique benefits and selecting which light therapy to use will depend on your skincare needs - with two common needs being anti-aging or anti-acne.  QuasarMD has a wide catalog of red light therapy products to suit your needs. Our products come in various colors and sizes so you are sure to find something to fit your budget.

Red Light Therapy

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Red light therapy utilizes four separate wavelengths of light - amber, red, super red, and infrared. These four wavelengths each have their own benefits, and when they are distributed from a light therapy device to different areas of the skin, they are able to penetrate deeper than visible light. Red light therapy uses these specific wavelengths of red lights to enhance the functioning of the mitochondria, thereby improving cellular respiration and in turn, cell function. Improved cell function and reduced inflammation result in clearer, healthier skin. Red light therapy is generally selected over blue light therapy when the goal is to improve the health, look, and feel of skin, and harmful bacteria is not present. The benefits of using red light therapy are plentiful!

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin's overall texture and tone
  • After a red light therapy session, the user is left with a healthy, radiant glow 
  • Reduces swelling and pain associated with skin conditions
  • Reduces the appearance of scars, making them less noticeable
  • Has been shown to reduce joint pain
  • The entire process is easy to fit into your busy life and takes just a few minutes a day!
  • Widens blood vessels, therefore improving oxygenation and blood flow and helping with the elimination of toxins
  • Whether you have skin that tends to be oily or dry, red light therapy is safe for all types of skin
  • Dermatologists recommend red light therapy for anti-aging
  • Using LED red light therapy is clinically proven and non-invasive
  • Drug and chemical free so that you can feel good about how you treat your skin

Blue Light Therapy

young woman's face half with acne half without acne

Blue light therapy is widely considered a non-invasive treatment for acne and other skin conditions such as sun damage and skin cancer. Blue light therapy works by using light that falls in the blue wavelength range to target and kill certain bacterias that live on the skin and beneath the skin's surface within follicles and pores. One common bacteria targeted by blue light is Propionibacterium acnes, a bacteria that is commonly found on acne-prone skin. If the bacteria can be eliminated, then the skin can heal and blemishes will be reduced. Many people use a combination of blue light and red light therapy.

BENEFITS OF BLUE LIGHT THERAPY:

  • Treats inflammatory acne and bacterial skin conditions
  • Kills bacteria that causes acne without drying out the skin like traditional acne products
  • When traditional acne medications have not had the desired effect, many people respond to blue light therapy
  • Penetrates deep into the pores where bacteria can breed
  • The entire process is easy to fit into your busy life and takes just a few minutes a day!
  • Improves the texture of the skin and smooths out imperfections
  • Drug and chemical free so that you never have to worry about the safety of what you are putting on your skin
  • Recommended by dermatologists to treat acne
  • Using LED blue light therapy is clinically proven and non-invasive

Light therapy is a safe, natural way to combat a wide variety of skin concerns and improve overall skin health for an unparalleled radiance. Whether you want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or are looking for a treatment for a more severe skin condition, light therapy is worth considering. Light therapy is simple to integrate into your daily routine and QuasarMD offers a wide range of professional, medical-grade light therapy products you can use from your own home. Select from options such as our Quasar MD, Quasar Baby, and Clear Rayz based on your specific needs and budget. All of our products are FDA cleared, clinically proven, dermatologist recommended, and 100% natural.  Don't go another day feeling uncomfortable in your skin. With red and blue light therapy you can start looking and feeling better today!

2 comments

Sep 05, 2018 • Posted by Baby Quasar

Hi Betty,

We recommend you use all topical products after your light treatment; this will help to emulsify the products into your skin. If you do use a serum before doing the Quasar treatment, use a light weight serum that does not contain retinols. Aloe vera gel is fine. Refrain from using creams or lotions until after you complete your treatment. Creams and lotions can cause a barrier to the skin preventing light penetration. Doing a light test on the arm is recommended beforehand (using the light with the serum) to avoid an adverse reaction.

Sep 05, 2018 • Posted by Betty Hooker

I want to know if aloe vera gelly can be applied before using, if not what is good?

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