Experts Debunk Misconceptions about LED Light Therapy

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Because LED light therapy isn’t quite black and white, some experts find that it carries with it misconceptions. Here, they dispel some of the inaccuracies:

“There’s a misconception that light therapy will negatively impact the skin by saturating it with UVA or UVB rays. These are very different rays and work differently on the skin.”—Jill Caruso, aesthetic nurse, Fox Vein Care (New York City)

“Not all red light is created equal. There are a number of factors that come into play with regard to the overall efficacy of a particular device. For example, LightStim utilizes something called LightStim MultiWave patented technology. This allows us to deliver multiple wavelengths.”—Amy Gardner, director of global education, LightStim

“Not all light therapy and devices are the same. Many manufacturers and resellers of LED devices offer inferior devices with improper settings and parameters. The clinical studies on LED therapy have proven that LED therapy works when you use monochromatic, one-color light at the proper power output for the proper amount of time.”—Mike Poling, president and CEO, Lightwave LED Therapy

“One common misconception is that you need a series of treatments to get best results.”—Yang Phan, vice president of marketing, InMode

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