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Are LED and UV light the same?

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Are LED and UV light the same?

No, LED lights do not emit UV. Ultra Violet (UV) light is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure also causes sunburn, tanning, hyperpigmentation, DNA damage and eye damage. However, in small doses, UV light is beneficial for for maintaining our Vitamin D levels which is essential for absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth.  UV light travels in wavelengths between 10 and 400nm making it invisible to the naked eye. UV light energy penetrates the epidermis or outer layer of the skin only and overexposure causes severe damage. Whereas, LED light has a wavelength between 400 and...

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How Often and For How Long Do I Need LED Light Therapy?

Posted by Grace Gowdie on

How Often and For How Long Do I Need LED Light Therapy?

Like most things, consistency is key. For the best results, treat the targeted area for around 15 minutes each day until you start to see an improvement. Grace and I each have our own personal handheld LED light that we use 4-5 nights a week before going to sleep, depending on our schedule. The reason we use it at night is because we have cleaned our skin and it gives us the opportunity to relax and unwind from our busy day. We spend about 30 minutes working our way around our face, focusing on specific areas of concern and let...

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