Light Therapy Shines Red Light, Putting Brakes on Wrinkles

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You hear time and time again, especially on this blog, to steer clear of too much sunlight.

But did you know shining certain forms of light on your skin in a special way can actually help it?

In fact, light therapy can help:

  • Provide non-abrasive exfoliation
  • Pulls facial muscles into shape
  • Diminish fine lines
  • Lift heavy jowls and cheeks
  • Improve definition of jawline
  • Soften deep lines
  • Treat acne

But what exactly is light therapy, and how does it work?

Find out:

What is light therapy?

Through studies, Dr. Perricone discovered certain frequencies of light stimulate certain activity in the skin; for example, red light acts as an anti-inflammatory, while certain forms of infrared light increase collagen and elastin production. Light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all of wavelengths in the visible spectrum.

Dr. Perricone’s at home, light therapy device emits two colors of light at different wavelengths, 830nm of near infrared (invisible) light and 633nm of visible red light. Light renewal involves placing a transparent lens of his Light Therapy device onto the periorbital area, the skin area around the eyes.

How does light therapy work?

When the device is placed near the skin for about 20-30 minutes, the two wavelengths of light are absorbed by a cell called a fibroblast. Fibroblasts make structural molecules, in particular, collagen and elastin, two critically important skin proteins. While collagen supports skin structure, elastin gives skin its resiliency, the power to bounce back.

Light therapy stimulates fibroblasts to produce more youthful collagen and elastin, and as a result, lifts and tones skin and softens fine lines and wrinkles. The best light renewal treatment results will be seen in 3-7 weeks after the light stimulates the natural healing processes that continue after the device is used.

Furthermore, light therapy in the form of non-thermal photons of light optimize the immune responses of your blood and in this way, supply vital oxygen and energy to every cell. Light energy is converted into chemical energy by macrophages, specialized cells, and therefore increase skin’s natural healing ability at the cellular level.

Since light therapy is effective in increasing your skin’s natural cell regeneration, it is particularly beneficial for the treatment of acne.

Watch Dr. Perricone shed his personal light on this therapy in the video below:

Author Maurice Freehill once asked, “Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” His meaning of course, goes beyond literal light, and so it actually applies to Light Therapy dually: you now know the truth about Perricone Light Therapy and the benefits it has to offer. No need to fear this light.

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  1. i think this light therapy nis great….

  2. This sounds awesome. If light can cure me, bring it on.

  3. i have been giving this some serious thought lately. this product seems to have all the right incentives to get started. sounds like a great product.

  4. I’m over 40 and I’m interested in stepping up my anti-aging regime. I’d love the opportunity to test your products.
    I have fine lines and heavy cheeks that are beginning to sag a bit. I also still get acne from time to time, so I need treatments that will not add oil. Light is an excellent candidate!

  5. I’m very intrigued by the light therapy treatment; please count me in. Thanks.

  6. I would love to be able to stop some of these wrinkles and get my skin looking better. Being a mom is really taking a toll on my skin!

  7. The skin wrinkles, heavy jowls all describe what I don’t like about how I look and I want to try the light. I have tried all kinds of things and have gotten mixed but short term results. I have a very special graduation to go to – my son is graduating from West Point in May and want to look my best. Thanks!

  8. I am completely new to your products, however I would like to minimize the aging process on my skin. I would be willing to try some of your products and I would be willing to provide feedback as to my reaction and those of my family and friends.

  9. I would love to be a tester. I have psoriasis and light therapy is great for it. This would be a great oppertunity to be a tester!

  10. Have been using many Perricone products over the years, would love to try this!

  11. Would love to be able to keep the wrinkles from getting any worse!!

  12. I’ve heard such amazing things about your wonderful products and can’t wait to try them for myself.

  13. This is the first time I hear about it and I want to see how it will work for me.

  14. I would love to test this product, sounds like it would help the wrinkles around my eyes and forhead!

  15. Wow! I read the other people’s comments, and I would TRULY love to test your products! The more I read the more I feel I could truly benefit from using them.

  16. I have more wrinkles than I want and would love to get rid of them. Please allow me to test this product.

  17. Having a heart attack and open heart surgery made me really take a good look at myself. My children are grown and I can’t wait to be a grandmother. Having had a heart attack and open heart surgery before the age of 50 made me take a good hard look at myself and my lifestyle. I gave up smoking and drinking because I want to be aroung for my grandchildren and I would love to test your products and look my best for my grandchildren and myself

  18. What a great idea

  19. Sounds very interesting. I would love to try

  20. This sounds to good to be true. Prove me wrong and let me try it.
    Thanks, Deb

  21. i would love to try this. does this work with stretch marks? i also had surgery several years ago on my face and the scars are still there too. along with that, i’ve gained some weight that caused a slight jowl and a lot of acne

  22. I would love to be a product tester for you!

  23. Does red light really have medicinal effects? I’d like to be a product tester.

  24. Light therapy, huh. Now that sounds just up my ally. I’m almost 66…getting wrinkles everyday from my beach bathing days and my Mom. Would this help me? I’d love to try this. Sagging skin tightening and wrinkles….that’s what I’d like to correct. I’m not old, just beginning to look it.

  25. I would love to be a product tester.

  26. This sounds great and I would love to test your products.

  27. I have followed your work for many years. I am glad that there are individuals such as yourself they have the skills and abilities to find cures for skin and aging issues. I have the saggy face issue, I am 61 yrs. I would love to be a tester for the light. thanks.

  28. Hi there, I have a bad habit of scrunching my forehead when I’m stressed. I’m 29 years old and developing a forehead wrinkle and a few fine lines. Would love to see what your skin care line does for improving the overall quality of my skin! Thanks!

  29. My husband and I were talking about our jowl area and how that section alone could make you look years younger but surgery seems so extreme. We are both mid 50′s and would love to test the light therapy and any other Perricone products.

  30. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to test your products. This sounds like something I would really like.

  31. This is a very interesting product. Would love to be a product tester to see how it works for myself.

  32. would love to test your products

  33. I like the idea that I can slow down the aging process. I would love to test your product!

  34. I would love, LOVE to test your products. It would be great to test these products and improve my skin. Thanks for considering!

  35. would love to be a product tester!

  36. I would love to be a product tester!

  37. I’m 40 years old and have been taking care of my skin since I was 15. I learned back than that the sun is our main culprit — responsible for about 90 percent of the damage to our skin. Even with all the products I use to protect my skin, I’m aging. Can I reverse the damage? Will light therapy work on my wrinkles? What about darkening age spots that showed up after I had a baby? Did I mention I treated my face, but failed to take care of my neck? Does light therapy work on your neck? What improvements can I expect? I’m eager — no, scratch that out, I’m desperate to try your products and once again stun people when I tell them my real age. I’m 40 — I don’t act my age and I don’t look my age. Help me maintain my youth.

  38. I would love to test your products. I am a product junkie, but really haven’t found a skin care line that I absolutely love.

  39. Hello I would love to be a product tester. I’m always looking for great products and have tried alot of products out there. I would be perfect for this !!!!! Thanks

  40. I have read about lighttherapy a lot. It seems extremely interesting to me. I have mostly read about light therapy for pain, but also have heard about blue light treatment for acne. I would love to see if it really works, especially for ant-aging benefits!

  41. Id love to become a product samples tester-thank you!

  42. I would be interested to see how this works.

  43. This is very appealing to me. I am very interested to see how this works. How do you come up with these fantastic ideas? I am 49 and want to stay looking younger.

  44. I have heard so much good about your products and I would dearly love to be a product tester for you!
    My skins has had many problems over the years and now the dry skin/aging/acne-scar tissue/enlarged open pores factors seems to be a major problem. Help, please!
    I am an experienced product tester and survey taker; would love to test any of your products for you and give my valuable input and insight into your products (which I have heard are really great)
    If only I could afford to buy them! Many thanks for this opportunity Dr Perricone!

  45. I love not showing any visible wrinkles.

  46. I would love to become a product tester for your products!

  47. Hi, I watched a presentation of the Light Therapy treatment on a shopping channel over the weekend. It was very interesting to watch. I especially like the fact that it is good for helping with roscea as I have had that for many years. I think it would help to take the redness out of my skin. That would be one of the reasons I would be interested in Light Therapy along with the anti-aging benefits too!!

  48. I have fair skin so finding an exfoliation method that will not irritate the skin is remarkable. Improving fine lines is also a bonus. I am intrigued and excited.

  49. I am trying to look better and feel better about myself. I am now 50 years old, but I do not want to look like the typical 50 year old!

  50. Dear Dr. Perricone, I am currently participating in you-r+ 28 day fresh start. I have recently started the amine face lift, evening and eyelift program and LOVE the results that I am seeing already. The fine lines are dissolving! As a person with a family history of sagging jowls and I am DEEPLY interested in anything that can help with that. My budget really can’t support the facial conformer, but the light seems like a fabulous idea if it works.

    In addition, my 16 year old son has cystic acne with scarring. He has just started the clear skin regimen and it seems that he could benefit from the light therapy also, so you’d get evaluations for two different skin conditions!

    We’d love to be able to try the light therapy.
    Gabrielle Bliss