So many blue light therapy devices out there, so little HELPFUL information. How are you supposed to decide which blue light therapy device to buy? Most blue light therapy reviews online won’t answer these question for you:
What are the most important features to look for? How much treatment time does each device require? How many times a day? A week? Which one has the best quality and the lowest price? Are there different sizes, styles and colors? Will it WORK?
It’s not like buying a new lamp for your bedroom. It’s a little more complicated and all the above questions have to be answered BEFORE you buy your blue light therapy home device (Unless you don’t mind a huge disappointment and a huge-er waste of money).
First, How Does Blue Light Therapy for Acne Work?
Blue light therapy works by killing bacteria on the surface of the skin. And not just any bacteria, but acne-causing bacteria (P.acne). These bacteria, along with the excess sebum that acne prone skin produces, are what create acne pustules or lesions on the skin.
Blue light therapy basically takes the bacteria OUT of the equation. Many researches have found it to reduce acne by up to 80 (!!) percent. If you combine it with proper cleansing you can take charge of your acne safely and without synthetic drugs.
How to Choose the Most Cost-Effective Blue Light Therapy Device?
These are the things you have to consider before buying your new blue light:
1. Treatment time – Obviously you would want the minimum required treatment time. Some devices require 20 minutes treatment time, others require only 5 minutes. It depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of LEDs the device has.
2. Treatment Area – The bigger the area “covered” by the device – The less time it will take you to treat all the acne areas in your face or your body.
3. Warranty – What if you device suddenly stops working after 6 months? Or a year? Some companies offer 1 year warranty, others offer 2 years. Big difference.
4. FDA Approval – Is the device FDA approved? I would opt for an approved one. I would like to know that someone checked the safety of this treatment before I use it on my face.
5. Price – The different devices are priced from 80$ to 400$. Does it mean that the cheaper one is no good? NOT necessarily. It could be that the cheaper one offers blue light therapy and the more expensive one combines it with red and infrared light therapy, which speeds up skin recovery, treats acne SCARS and even reduces fine lines and wrinkles. (More on red light therapy benefits – Right Here).
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