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Article: Is It Possible To Overdo LED Light Therapy Treatments?

Is It Possible To Overdo LED Light Therapy Treatments?

Is It Possible To Overdo LED Light Therapy Treatments?



Thanks to advances in beauty technology, what were once exclusive in-clinic beauty treatments are now available as portable gadgets that you may use on your own at home. Now that you have incredible technology in your hands, it also comes with great responsibility.

When using at-home beauty equipment, there are no expert aestheticians available to assist you. It is entirely your duty to use the device correctly and to check the results. How can you know if you're not overdoing it with LED light therapy?    

Overusing a device or overexposure can lead to an unsuccessful treatment plan and, at worst, can even damage your skin. Continue reading and learn some tips and tricks to make the most of your LED light therapy journey.

What is LED light therapy?


What is LED light therapy?


LED light therapy is the efficient use of light energy from LED bulbs to treat a variety of skin concerns, from acne and wrinkles to dullness and sagging skin. A typical LED light therapy appliance utilizes UV-free, non-thermal LED bulbs that emit the light energy that penetrates the skin. 

Light energy is able to reach different layers of the skin in varying depths depending on the wavelength. For example, blue reaches the hair follicles to target acne-causing bacteria while red can penetrate the dermis to stimulate collagen production. There are LED light masks that offer a variety of wavelengths. Check out the Project E Beauty Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask equipped with seven different LED colors plus a dedicated panel for the often-neglected neck area. 

The use of light as a mode of treatment has been around since the 1800s. It was mainly used for pain management, particularly for patients suffering from the painful side effects of treatments like radiotherapy. Thanks to its cult following, LED light therapy has become more well-known in recent years as a trendy skin treatment available at home in the form of masks and other handheld devices.  

How Often Should You Use LED Light Therapy At Home?


How Often Should You Use LED Light Therapy At Home?


LED light therapy is an innovative skin rejuvenation method that can transform your complexion without the inconvenience of in-clinic skin treatments such as strict treatment schedules, complicated machines, and of course, the hefty costs. To not overdo it, it’s essential to create a treatment plan based on the manufacturer’s instructions as well as the advice of a skin expert.

For those new to LED light therapy, treatments using a LED light therapy mask or handheld device can be done up to four times a week starting with 10-minute sessions. Once favorable results start to appear, sessions can be reduced to twice a week with longer sessions up to 15 minutes each. LED bulbs provide pure light energy and are very powerful so there is no need to amp up usage to achieve better results.

LED light therapy sessions are non-invasive and quick. Want to make your skin rejuvenation experience more comfortable? Try the Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask  made of fully flexible and soft silicone material. 

In some cases, the frequency of use may depend on the purpose. Infrared and LED light therapy can be used before and after a workout to help prep muscles and promote recovery. Blue light treatments can be done several times a day in case of mild to moderate acne breakouts.    

How To Track Your Progress?

Because LED light therapy doesn't produce immediate results, consistency is also important. Stick to your plan and the proper use of your device to get the best results. Fortunately, there are no known adverse effects of LED light therapy. Based on studies, this form of phototherapy has an excellent safety profile and overdoing it may not be possible for most. However, it’s also not advantageous if you do it inconsistently. 

What is the best and easiest way to track your progress? Take before-and-after photos and even videos. When taking these progress photos and videos, make sure to use the same angles and lighting to make it easy for you to compare and track any changes in your complexion. You don’t have to do it all the time; you can record yourself weekly and be surprised by more significant improvements.  

The FDA-cleared LumaGlow | Red LED Light Therapy device by Project E Beauty allows you to target treatment areas easily with its handheld portability and 44 high intensity LED bulbs that deliver professional quality results. 

Tips On How To Choose The Best Type Of Light


Tips On How To Choose The Best Type Of Light


Depending on the type of device and the color/colors it emits, LED light therapy has a wide range of dramatic effects for the skin and even wellbeing. While red and blue are two of the most preferred colors, there are more visible colors from the spectrum that offer more specific types of benefits.  





anti-aging and wound healing; promotes increased blood flow and collagen production



antibacterial light, destroys acne-causing bacteria; regulates oil production



lightens skin and improves pigmentation as well as the appearance of fine lines



promotes better hydration for a smoother and more refined complexion



promotes cell renewal and improves lymphatic/fluid drainage



calms skin allergies and inflammation, also relieves stress and tension


the all-in-one light; enhances nutrient absorption 

Near-infrared light, which is also utilized as a form of light therapy, is an invisible spectrum of light at precise wavelengths that can penetrate soft and hard tissues in the body. This longer wavelength penetrates deeper into muscles and bones, with benefits that are more than skin-deep. With the Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask, experience the healing powers of infrared light therapy in two modes: red light + infrared light therapy and red light + blue light therapy.

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written by Olivia Khader



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