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Skin Light Therapy FAQ

Below you will find some frequently asked questions about Skin Health Light Therapy. If you cannot find the answer to your question please don't hesitate to contact us.


What light therapy is best for Acne vulgaris or P.Acnes?

For acne, the best type of light therapy is that which combines both blue and red wavelengths. Blue wavelengths primarily act with anti-bacterial benefits whilst red wavelengths are good for inflammation and irritability. Combined, this sort of light therapy is extremely suitable for sufferers of acne vulgaris or P.Acnes.

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What light therapy is best for wrinkles / ageing?

For anti-ageing, fine lines and wrinkles and skin pigmentation or age spots, light therapy with infrared or red wavelengths is the most suitable. Red wavelengths have anti-inflammatory benefits which can help these specific skin concerns.

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What light therapy is best for roseacea and skin inflammation?

For skin concerns such as roseacea, skin pigmentation, spider veins and inflammation, light therapy with infrared or red wavelengths is the most suitable. Red wavelengths have anti-inflammatory benefits which can help these specific skin concerns.

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Can I overdose on light therapy?

You cannot "overdose" on light therapy; however it is very important that you follow the manufacturer's guidelines as to quantity / length of use to avoid any potential side effects and to ensure you reap the best benefits.



Will light therapy hurt?

None of our light therapy products will hurt. Unlike lasers or other skin harming treatments etc all our light therapy is non-invasive and will not hurt. You should always follow the manufacturers' guidelines as to treatment time and distance from the light for acne, age spots, rosacea etc to ensure you get the best results. If goggles are recommended you should follow this advice, especially when blue wavelengths are being used.



Will I get a suntan?

No, you will not get a suntan using any of our light therapy products.



Can I use light therapy whilst pregnant?

It is perfectly safe to use all our light therapy products whilst pregnant and there is no evidence to suggest these products will cause harm to an unborn child. However, it is not advisable to use the lights directly on the "bump" area. A light therapy product with red wavelengths could be good for reducing stretch marks & scarring once your pregnancy is over. It is recommended that pregnant women speak to their GP or Health Professional if they intend on using skin light therapy whilst pregnant. Care must also be taken if children are around and they should not be left alone with electrical equipment.



Can I wear glasses or contact lenses whilst using my skin light?

There is no reason why you cannot wear your glasses or contact lenses during light therapy treatment. However some skin treatment lights, such as the Lumie Clear, come with goggles or eye protectors. So, it's important to ensure you follow the manufacturer's guidelines and wear them if recommended.



How quickly will I notice results?

Each product works differently as well as depending on the severity of each individual condition. For example, when using the Lumie Clear you may see results within 4 weeks, but even better results after 12 weeks. It is important to remember that everyone is different and these suggested time frames are approximations based on clinical trials and customer feedback.

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Do I need to use the skin lights every day?

For each individual skin light therapy treatment, you must follow the manufacturer's guidelines in terms of timeframes and distance from the face or body in order for it to be most effective. Some lights need to be used intensively at first then reduced over time and as the condition improves for example.

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Can I share my skin light therapy product?

Yes. You can share it as required.



Can I still use my normal creams and lotions?

Yes, this sort of skin care light therapy means you can still use your normal cleansers, creams and moisturisers without worry.



Can I still use my medicated cream and oral medication?

If your creams are a treatment / medicated cream you may need to reduce them with the intention of not requiring these any more as the light therapy should do that job in a natural way. Some medications may cause your skin to react with the light so you must always consult with your GP or Health Practitioner before going ahead with light therapy treatment.



Are there any contraindications?

Always seek advice from a doctor if you are taking St John's Wort, Antidepressants or any prescribed medication before commencing light therapy of any sort.