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Originally developed for Navy seals to help wounds heal quicker, light therapy has been shown to be highly therapeutic for skin. In a dermatological setting, light therapy is used to stimulate both the epidermis and dermis of the skin, and a red LED light is used to treat the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. Absorption of the LED light by the epidermis results and increased collagen production and tighter skin. Blue LED lights are used to address the oil producing pores on the skin, reducing the production of oil and limiting the recurrence of associated skin conditions such as acne.
LED light therapy can be used to address a wide range of dermatological conditions. Light therapy is particularly effective at addressing skin laxity. By generating more production of collagen in the skin, it can lead to tauter and toner skin on the face and neck. Light therapy is also effective in addressing acne. It is able to address some of the physical triggers of acne, including over-productive oil glands in the skin, leading to better long-term success with the condition.