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Light Therapy Science

Reverse the signs of aging and damage using the natural power of light.


The healing effects of light therapy have been known for over a century since they were first discovered and used to treat skin tuberculosis (TB) in 1895 by Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen. He later won the Nobel Prize in 1903 for his research in light therapies. In the 1920s, Olympic athletes bathed beneath blue light rays before races to boost performance. Thanks Niels!

Fast forward a couple years, and NASA notices an increase in plant growth under a specific light wavelengths. NASA began experimenting with LEDs to speed the healing of wounds because in space wounds don’t heal as fast. Test results were positive and the research developed into skin cancer treatment and cosmetic arenas.

So, if it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for us.


Red light LEDs are combined with infrared and amber light LEDs specifically designed for treating the skin. Infrared isn’t visible to the human eye. Red, amber, and infrared lightwaves are longer than other colors and penetrate deeper into the skin. Red light reaches about 1/3 of an inch deep and infrared goes about an inch into the tissue.

This allows the light energy to penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis to reach the collagen fibers. These light wavelengths stimulate our skin cells, rejuvenating our skin, making it looking younger and feel softer to the touch after treatment. LED light therapy is non-invasive, painless, and requires no recovery time. Light energy is effective for all skin types and emits a soothing gentle warmth.

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Blue LED light therapy attacks acne at the cellular level eliminating the need for oral medications.

The bacteria in your skin are sensitive to certain wavelengths of blue light. When you shine these lightwaves on your skin, bacteria-killing substances are formed. Light therapy also shrinks the oil glands in your skin, so your skin makes less pore-clogging oil.

Unlike other treatments such as drying topical products, the results achieved with your QuasarMD acne light will endure, lasting weeks and months only requiring occasional maintenance treatments. The QuasarMD acne light is an FDA-cleared class II medical device.

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Unlike using salon tanning beds, red light therapy does not utilize harmful ultraviolet (UV) light which can damage skin. It uses both visible and infrared red light at the end of the electromagnetic light spectrum. These wavelengths are absorbed well by the skin and is thought to bring many benefits to your body and health.

Light therapy has been shown in independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Clinically, there have been no reported adverse side-effects in over 1,700 published research studies.

QuasarMD devices can be used on all skin types and tones. Our light therapy is one of the most gentle and effective ways to correct skin imperfections and treat and prevent wrinkles and fine lines.