Blue light therapy uses specific wavelengths of light, ranging from 400 to 500 nanometers on the electromagnetic scale (which the human eye perceives as blue). Certain cells in the body are highly sensitive to blue light. These include some strains of bacteria, including acne-causing bacteria and
Blue light wavelengths are very short, so they don't absorb very far into the skin and for this reason are very useful for treating acne, inflammation, and a variety of skin conditions.
In cases of mild to moderate acne, blue light treatment reduces the number of acne lesions and improves skin condition. It works by:
‣ Reducing the production of oil from the sebaceous oil glands
‣ Killing acne-causing bacteria
‣ Reducing inflammation
It also has a number of synergistic benefits when used with red light therapy and is used to manage the following:
- skin cancer
- actinic keratoses
- precancerous lesions caused by sun damage
- repairing sun damage
- atopic dermatitis (reduced itching)
- regulating circadian rhythm
- chronic inflammatory skin disorders
Blue light treatment can be applied to all areas of the body and the best results seem to come from the combination of blue and red light therapy which increases the anti-inflammatory effects of the light treatments.
Blue light treatment should be avoided if you have a condition called porphyria. This rare
disorder of the blood results in heightened light sensitivity. People with allergies to porphyrins
and people with lupus should also not use blue light therapy.
First, it's very important to talk about and make the distinction between different types of blue
light. Blue light actually has a very wide range of wavelength size that ranges from 400nm to 500nm.
This gives us two types of blue light: short wavelength blue (400nm - 450nm) and long wavelength blue (450nm - 500nm). While both types of blue light have been shown to be effective in skin/body therapy, specifically short wavelength blue has been shown to have potentially some adverse effects since it is closer to UV/purple light. Also, short wavelength blue is the type of blue light that TV screens, phone, tablets, computers, etc all emit. As we know, this type of short wavelength blue can possibly disrupt melatonin production when we are looking directly at it with our eyes for long extended periods of time.
Due to these reasons above, all Platinum LED therapy lights specifically use long wavelength blue lights (480nm) which has been shown to be completely safe and effective for human therapy use!
Treatment-related disruption of the circadian rhythm only takes place if Blue Light Therapy is conducted too close to bedtime. And we do not recommend treatment in the night-time or shortly before bed. Red, NIR and blue light therapy can be an energizing and stimulating therapy, and thus should be used as an appropriate strategy. If you are concerned about sleep disturbance, it’s best to both avoid screens and bright light therapy close to bedtime. Also, ensure that your light therapy sessions take place earlier in the day.
With this in mind, ‘too much blue light’ from panels should not be an issue for the eyes.
The newest and safest cryotherapy technology available, this easy-to-use, custom-built, multi-person chamber offers freedom of movement as super-cooled air circulates at sub-zero temperatures to stimulate and revitalize the body within minutes.
Unlike nitrogen-based treatments, this electric-powered chamber moves cold, dry air around your entire body, head to foot. Our chamber offers privacy and a uniquely spacious design.
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a non-invasive therapy that triggers the body’s hormetic response to accelerate recovery, invigorate your mood and decrease inflammation throughout the body.