With robot-looking LED light therapy masks now available for at-home use, you may have been curious about the different light colors and how they can benefit your skin and overall health. So what does green light therapy do and should you give it a try? Let’s get some answers.
Green light therapy for skin
Green light therapy uses green wavelengths of light, to deliver benefits for the skin and overall health. Like other LED light treatments, it is non-invasive and painless. Among the advantages of green light therapy, boost collagen production in your skin, help with cellulite and hyperpigmentation. reduce inflammation and even ease migraines.
Benefits of Green light therapy for skin and beyond
Although there is not much research out there on green light therapy in comparison to blue and red light, some benefits are well documented:
Green light interacts effectively with melanin, which causes darkening of the skin: it is absorbed by the dark spots and breaks it down to help lighten them and give you clearer skin.
Because of its wound-healing properties, green light can help close down small blood vessels that lie just under the epidermis so they become less visible.
Clinical trials have shown green light therapy can be effective in reducing fat layers under the skin in a non-invasive manner. This is great for body contouring treatments and to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Pain and inflammation
Green light therapy has anti-inflammatory properties and therefore can also help with pain relief. It has been shown to improve pain control and decrease opioid consumption after undergoing surgery for example. Studies have shown such effects are great on fibromyalgia patients with chronic pain.
Headaches and Migraines
There is also some evidence that green light can help with migraines and headaches. In one study, it was shown to significantly decrease the number of migraine days a patient experiences. emitting diodes resulted in a significant decrease in headache days.
Risks and side effects
In general, LED light therapy is known to be quite safe with very minimal side effects if any. However, it is always recommended to check with your doctor whether you should try it, especially if you have any eye condition. In addition, it is important to remember that unlike blue or red light therapy, research on green light’s benefits for the skin and overall health is promising but limited.
Although research is limited on how green wavelengths of LED lights can help our body, it seems it has great potential for the skin, especially to help treat hyperpigmentation, spider veins and cellulite. But it could also benefit your overall health if you experience chronic pain, headaches or migraines.
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