Laser treatments for acne are becoming more commonplace, but the results are often temporary. In addition to non-impressive results, you will have to see your dermatologist frequently. With LED photon therapy, there are some promising results, though the technology is still rather new in the mainstream. Another benefit is that you can typically do this therapy in the comfort of your own home.
LED photon therapy can be performed at home by purchasing a device. This means no frequent doctor's visits. This type of therapy also works to prevent basic acne bumps. However, unlike lasers, when a blue and red light are both used, improved healing and inhibiting inflammation also occur. Treatment is done two times daily with the majority of devices.
Handheld devices require about 30 minutes per session and tabletop devices require about 15 minutes per session. You will wear goggles with both types of devices to protect your retinas, as UV light is emitted. However, the light is very low and considered safe for the skin.
Both technologies have a very similar method of action and very similar ways of fighting acne, but current research shows that LED photon light therapy could be more effective and offer more overall skin benefits. It is also more convenient and promises fewer and less severe side effects.
With LED photon therapy, side effects are minimal if they even occur. Slight irritation and redness are what has been reported by those that have experienced side effects. Pain and discomfort have not been reported with this therapy. You do not have to follow any special after-treatment rules with this therapy.
Studies on LED photon therapy have shown a clearance rate of up to 81 percent. Combining red and blue light, and continuous use are necessary to maintain clearance and maximum effectiveness.