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LED Light Therapy

LED red light therapy is a popular noninvasive skin treatment for acne, sun damage, wounds, and other skin problems.
People can choose to have LED light therapy at a dermatologist’s office or to use a device at home.
The treatment uses varying wavelengths of light to trigger the skin’s natural healing processes to repair the skin. Several treatments are necessary to see results.
In general, LED light therapy is safe. The procedure is noninvasive and does not cause burning or pain. However, experts caution that the long-term effects of these devices remain unknown.
Short-term side effects are rare. When they do occur, they may include:
inflammation
rashes
skin redness
tenderness
Individuals should not use LED therapy if they take certain medications, such as isotretinoin (Accutane), for acne or use topical treatments that cause sensitivity to sunlight.
People with skin conditions should speak to a dermatologist before using LED light therapy.