LED Light Therapy: What you need to know

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LED light therapy is a revolutionary and highly advanced skincare technique that provides a gentle and non-invasive approach to improving skin health and boosting your overall appearance. It works by utilizing specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin at varying depths, targeting various concerns such as wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation.

There are numerous at home LED Light Therapy instruments that are now available to consumers. This technology can be seamlessly integrated into your skincare routine, maximizing your efforts towards achieving optimal skin health. It will promote a more even skin tone, banish blemishes, reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen. 

With its proven and scientifically-backed benefits, LED light therapy has risen in popularity within the beauty industry. Whether you’re dealing with stubborn blemishes or simply looking to rejuvenate your skin, LED light therapy is a safe and effective treatment option. Due to its incredible effectiveness and the immense benefits it offers, LED light therapy has become a must-have for anyone seeking to improve their skin’s health and appearance often being one of the first recommended treatments from Dermatologists. 

In this post we look at LED Light Therapy benefits and risks, the differences between LED Light Therapy colours and the tools that will banish acne and leave you with radiant, glowing skin!



Benefits of using LED Light Therapy include:

  • Treating acne
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Balancing skintone
  • Promoting wound healing
  • Reducing redness


LED Light Therapy is a relatively safe and risk free treatment. If you’re purchasing at home tools here are a few key things to look for in your products:

  • FDA Cleared or FDA Approved
  • Does your tool require you to wear sunscreen or protective eyewear (essentially you should be reading the manual in full and following instructions)

While it’s very rare to experience side effects from treatment, adverse side effects could include:

  • Redness
  • Increased Inflammation
  • Rash
  • Pain

LED Light Therapy Colour Benefits

LED Light Therapy At Home Devices

SkinGear LED Face Shield

The SkinGear LED Face Shield is cordless, handsfree and completely designed with convenience in mind. I purchased my own back in 2020 during full lockdown when I was in a hot panic about keeping up my own skincare regime, and at that time the technology was not as advanced as it is now. My version has 3 lights, however the current version on the market comes equipped with 7 light options. It’s fairly comfortable, easy to use and if used consistently you will see results. While it has been safety tested, there is no mention of FDA approval or clearance on their website. 

Cost: $150 CAD


My favourite little handy helper is the FOREO ESPADA which will banish acne for good with it’s targeted blue light. This little dynamite skincare tool is an FDA cleared medical device that is clinically proven to treat and heal acne prone skin. One charge can last up to 50 uses and best of all it works quickly! Most users, including me, report improvements after 1 use. If you struggle with adult acne, RUN do not walk to get this. 

I purchased this myself back during the lockdown era, so I have the original ESPADA, however there is now an ESPADA 2.0 version.

Cost: $259 CAD

TheraFace PRO by TheraBody

The TheraFace PRO by TheraBody is an FDA Cleared Type II Medical Device. It’s a facial massage meets facial therapy device that offers the benefits of relaxing massage with combined LED Light Therapy. There are multiple different attachments that can used such as the micro-current, cleansing head, and the hot and cool rings can also be purchased separately. This is by far a multifunctional tool that can be used to treat a variety of concerns and is also small enough to throw into a purse or carry on if travelling. Like most other TheraBody products, the price is a little higher for this tool. I used credit card points to treat myself to this device. If you’re on the fence, here are my thoughts: it’s an investment this could ultimately save you hundreds of dollars if not more by using this consistently at home rather than visiting a dermatologist. 

Cost: $549 CAD

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