What is LED Light Therapy?

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Therapy is a modern technology used to maintain healthy and vibrant skin, body-wide. It was originally pioneered by NASA to aid in wound healing in space, the study's positive results were applied to the beauty industry.


How does it work?

Light energy from LED sends low level light energy into the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating multiple functions of repair and regeneration depending on the colour of light used.


How will Blue Light help me fight acne?

Blue Light, penetrating 405-420nm into the skin, is incredibly anti-microbial and ideal for treating acne. Reaching just into the pores, Blue Light targets a specific bacteria (p.acne), neutralising it and preventing its ability to form acne and associated inflammation.


How will Red Light help me look more youthful? 

The longest of the visible light spectrum (penetrating 620-700nm), Red Light has incredible anti-aging properties.  It helps to trigger the production of collagen and elastin, plumping the skin and minimizing wrinkle depth, in addition to stimulating ATP production which is what our cells require for energy.  It also is anti-inflammatory, promotes healing, lowers oxidative stress and can improve mood.


Is it LED Light Therapy safe?

Thousands of peer-reviewed studies demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of LED Light Therapy for skincare. Due to this fact, it has become an extremely popular, safe and effective method for skincare at home and in clinics, worldwide.


Will it burn and/or inflame my skin?

No, while LED light may feel warm on the face, it won't cause burns to the skin (though eye damage is possible if proper protection isn't used – Note: all our products come with sleek eye protection).


How long will it take before I start seeing results?

Most users begin to notice an improvement to their complexion after just 1-2 treatments, with complete results after 12 treatments. However, results vary from person to person.


How often do I need to use?

We recommend using your device twice a week for the first 2 weeks. After this period use your device daily, for 3 months or until satisfied. To maintain flawless skin, use your device once a week or as needed.


How many years will these devices last? 

Our devices have high quality LED bulbs, which will last well over 10 years if used as directed.


How strong are these devices and what is their energy output? 

Our devices have an energy output range of 45 -105 mW/cm2 depending on the colour used (e.g. Red light emits approximately 105 mW/cm2 whereas Blue is approx. 45 mW/cm2). This means our products are just as strong as clinical grade devices and are also approved for safe and effective in-home use.


Are there any reoccurring costs?

No, our products are a once-off purchase. There is absolutely no need for replacements or refills.


Is IlluMination as effective as going to the clinic for LED skin therapy?

Yes, our products are just as powerful. In fact, they are regularly used in clinics throughout NZ.


What is IlluMination's EMF emissions?

All our products have EMF emissions below those known to cause a biological effect, as we utilise low intensity and low wattage LEDs, and so they are considered very safe. The power supply itself emits minor EMFs being a 40 watt device, however the power cable provided is plenty long enough to give you a safe operating distance from the supply.


Can I use IlluMination products after facial exfoliation/peels?

Yes, this is the perfect application as it calms inflammation and makes the skin look perfect quickly.


Is it safe to use LED Light Therapy while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Although there is minimal evidence showing that LED Light Therapy has negative effects on pregnant or breastfeeding women, we still don’t recommend using our devices as a precaution.

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