Are LED Light Therapy Masks Safe?

Light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy is one of the most effective salon and at-home treatments for a wide range of skin conditions. But it’s also plagued by a lot of misinformation, as a leader and manufacturer in light therapy - experts at Neo Elegance answer your questions.


What is LED Light Therapy?

The powerful effects of light therapy have been established for over a century, being first discovered in 1895 by Dr. Niels Ryberg Finsen to treat skin tuberculosis. Dr. Finsen won the Nobel Prize in 1903 for his light therapy research.

In the 1990s, NASA began studying LED’s effects in promoting wound healing in astronauts by helping cells and tissues grow.

The benefits of light for our bodies are many. Photobiomodulation (PBMT) uses technology to provide many of these same benefits, without the dangers of excessive direct sun exposure.

Today, beauty therapists and doctors commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues. Skincare experts often use LED light therapy together with other treatments, such as sheet masks, to give you the best results.

You can now buy an array of at-home devices that use LED light therapy, including LED masks. The LED Face Masks uses skin-safe, low-level light in different wavelengths (colours). These light rays penetrate the skin and work on the different layers, to provide a range of benefits. The home LED Face Masks are gentler on the skin as the bulbs are not as intense, experts agree they are safe to use – as long as you pick the correct one.

Unlike other light sources, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays (UV Damaging light), so they’re safe to use on skin and for regular use.

Can the LED Light Therapy Masks damage your eyes?

With the Neo Elegance masks, in some masks the LEDs don’t cover the eye area directly, so they can’t have an effect. Other masks your eye area is completely covered with a silicone frame and blacked out, therefore limiting any light coming through.  

The LED Light Therapy Masks work to activate cells and processes that are naturally occurring in your body; therefore, they are very safe as you’re not adding anything natural to you skin and body.

Does LED light therapy actually work?

Research suggests that LED light therapy can help reduce and improve some skin conditions and issues. To see improvement in your skin, though, you need to have regular treatments.

Unlike salon treatments, at-home LED Light therapy masks, need to be used regularly to see improvements and results.  

Who should not have LED light therapy?

LED light therapy masks aren’t suitable for everyone, including people who:

    • Take certain medications that increase their sensitivity to sunlight, such as isotretinoin and lithium.
    • Have a history of certain conditions, such as skin cancer

If you’re unsure whether you can use LED light therapy masks due to your medical condition, contact us for more information. We have experts and advisors at hand who can advise you best.

What is the recovery time after LED light therapy?

There isn’t a recovery time for LED light therapy, you can return to your normal routine. Unlike other skin treatments, like chemical peels, there isn’t any damage to the skin.

Neo Elegance LED Light therapy masks are easy to use and effective, and provide simple, reliable solutions to everyday problems such as breakouts and wrinkles. Explore our LED light therapy masks and find the device that works best for you.