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Light Therapy for Signs of Aging


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images

If the thought of a needle going into your face gives you shivers, it's OK. There are non-invasive anti-aging methods that work. No, I'm not going to suggest another cream. While there are incredible creams and serums out there that do help, we all know they can't prevent everything.

If you're looking for a solid, spa-approved method of getting rid of wrinkles and firming your skin, try red light therapy. With an at-home device, you can give yourself treatments and see the results you want faster.

How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

"The light therapy works by helping your body produce more of the proteins that give your skin its bounce and firmness. Red light stimulates 'cells in the dermis called fibroblasts,' Dr. Glassman says, which triggers an 'increase in the production of the major skin proteins of the dermis.' Which proteins are those? 'Collagen and elastin,' he says, which both decrease as we age but are needed to 'support thinning and aging skin.'"

—Katilin Willow, The Dermstore Blog

READ MORE: Red Light Therapy: Your Next Anti-Aging Secret Weapon?

Red Light Therapy At-Home Products to Try

LightStim for Wrinkles

"LightStim for Wrinkles uses the latest LED light and Multi-Wave technology combined with potent peptides to clarify, smooth and firm tired skin. Using therapeutic light to help stimulate collagen and elastin production, this handheld, FDA-approved device works in tandem with LightStim Collagen Peptide Serum to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles to double the anti-aging power."

Quasar MD Plus

"Get younger looking skin with Quasar’s powerful MD PLUS. You can target wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity with the most powerful home use light therapy tool available. The MD’s four wavelengths of light penetrate deeply to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin – the building blocks of young, healthy looking skin."

dpl II—Professional Anti-Aging Light Therapy

"Our dpl® II is a one-of-a-kind wrinkle reduction device. Reduce and control the visible signs of aging—including wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet. Powerful LED light penetrates and absorbs deep into the skin, stimulating collagen and cellular regeneration. The result is natural more youthful looking skin."

Glō by reVive Light Therapy Portable Anti-Aging Light Therapy Device

"The Glō by reVive Light Therapy® anti-aging system is a clinically proven solution that makes the skin look and feel more youthful. Enjoy more youthful-looking skin in just minutes a day. The reVive Light Therapy® Glō is one of our most powerful and portable devices. High output medical grade multi-wave LED technology delivers professional treatment results in a small and portable yet economical design. Experience the future of LED skin treatments!"

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