Blue Light Therapy
Our users love our blue light therapy for skin. Blue light has been called the greatest antiseptic in the world by those that study colors. Blue is the opposite of red due to its cooling qualities. Blue has been used for fevers, as a depressant for motor nerves, fast pulse, pain, reducing temperatures, as a pulmonary sedative, and as an aid in combatting infection or inflammation. Blue light increases the elimination of toxins through perspiration and stimulates intuitive powers and is a vitality builder. Blue activates the pineal gland and is the color of the spirit – think “True Blue”.
You would also use your blue light anytime you think to yourself “I need to put ice on this”. We like to think of this as “Ice in a Light”.
How it Works
As with the other color lights, Blue Light has more than one application. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions, especially acne, but is also used any time there is extra heat in the body that needs to be removed. We like to say it is like having “Ice in a Light!” The blue light can calm the area that has too much activity such as a fresh sprain or anytime you feel excess heat, apply the blue light.
Note: there are times when you reach for the red light and when you start to apply it, you feel that was too strong or a little uncomfortable. This is an indication you are not using the best light for the application.
Blue light is highly effective on bacteria and fungus and can be applied topically at anytime. Issues such as Scratches, Rain Rot and Ringworm all respond well to the blue light. Any time there is a chance of infection, such as an open wound, apply the blue light first.
Blue light is a scientifically proven acne treatment with a long list of benefits. Research has proven that blue light therapy for acne – in the 405nm-420nm spectrum – actually kills Propionibacterium Acnes(P. acnes) bacteria. P. acnes bacteria create tiny molecules called porphyrins. When porphyrins are exposed to blue light they produce free radicals that kill the bacteria that cause inflammatory acne.
Since LED treatment doesn’t emit harmful radiation or heat, it’s 100% safe. This is different from laser treatment, which damages your skin. Furthermore, with LED treatment, there’s no downtime like there is with laser treatment.
While other treatments beautify the surface of your skin, light therapy strengthens and rejuvenates your tissue from the inside out. When these regiments are combined, you’ll get great results on both the inside and the outside too.
In addition to the blue light therapy for skin, the AAH Light blue light therapy for skin allows you the flexibility of interchanging the colored heads and research has shown that the combination of red and blue light is even more effective for acne treatment than blue light alone. “We found a final mean improvement of 76% in inflammatory lesions using a combined blue±red light radiation which was significantly superior to those achieved by blue light or benzoyl peroxide.” July 2000 – British Journal of Dermatology
- 100% natural and non-invasive
- drug-free with no adverse side effects short or long term
- safe for all ages and safe for daily use
- painless easily self-administered in your own home
- no down-time does not stop working over time
- may be effective against antibiotic resistant strains of acne causing bacteria
- decreases inflammation (redness and swelling)
- speeds skin healing
- reduces acne clearing time
- facilitates healing without scarring
- helps heal pre-existing acne scars over time
Some conditions blue color has been shown to treat:
- “Thumping” headaches
- Acute rheumatism
- Cuts, burns, and bruises
- Decrease fevers
- Dominant color of the throat charka: sore throats, laryngitis, hoarseness
- Dysentery, jaundice
- Fungus and bacterial conditions
- High blood pressure of nervous origin
- Intractable insomnia
- Open wound and/or chance of infection
- Open wounds and infections
- Overactive conditions – slow down circulation
- Stop bleeding of lungs
- Treat tension, fear, palpitations and insomnia
The AAH Light and Acne Therapy
Many people, desperate to rid themselves of the unsightly blemishes and inflammation caused by acne, turn to invasive and dangerous drugs, chemicals, and laser procedures to end the frustration of this condition. Not only are these treatment options expensive, they could also cause unwarranted damage to the sensitive skin on the face and neck. By using the AAH Light blue light therapy for skin, you are using your body’s natural cellular function to help fight bacteria and inflammation instead of relying on harsh chemicals and other invasive treatment options.
With no known side effects, blue light therapy for skin allows its users freedom from the dryness and discomfort associated with topical acne medications and the damaging effects of UV lights and laser therapy. The AAH Light kills acne-causing bacteria and regulates oil production by working naturally within the body.
The specific wavelengths emitted by the AAH light are absorbed by acne-causing bacteria, such as P. acnes, in the pores. This bacteria then produces a molecule that occurs naturally within the body called a porphyrin, which in turn kills the bacteria. The wavelengths used in this process are between 405 and 420 nanometers, which is different than the wavelengths used in ultraviolet light.
Blue LED wavelengths of 415 nanometers penetrate deeply into the pores to stimulate cell growth and repair, clearing the complexion and beautifying the skin from the inside out. Using the AAH Light consistently for only 15 minutes a day will help treat and prevent mild to moderate cases of acne.
The History of Phototherapy
Developed by NASA more than 40 years ago, the use of LED wavelengths was originally investigated for their relation to accelerated plant growth, but it was soon discovered that phototherapy could also be used to encourage the healing of injuries in astronauts. Blue light therapy has been scientifically proven to stimulate cellular metabolism and repair.
In a study conducted at the Imperial College of London, subjects saw a 76% drop in visible acne over the course of 12 weeks by using blue light therapy for only 15 minutes a day. The direct application of these therapeutic wavelengths was found to be significantly superior to the use of benzoyl peroxide, the chemical found in most topical acne medications.
Side Effects and Precautions
Even though the AAH Light is low-intensity, it may cause a redness in the area of treatment. Rarely, people experience a stinging sensation which may be too painful for you, although most patients find it tolerable or non-existent.
According to Harvard Health Publications, blue light therapy is overall safe. There are a small number of precautions to be aware of. If you are a patient with a bipolar disorder, it may affect your mood. People who are diabetic or have a retina disease have a higher chance for damaging their eyes with the rays.
Certain medications and supplements, such as St. John’s Wort, Lithium, and Melatonin have been known to increase a risk of damage to the eyes. These medications and supplements may cause the retinas of the eyes to be more light sensitive. It is always important to check with your physician and inform them of what type of medications you make be taking before undergoing Blue Light Therapy.
Blue Acne Light Therapy – Research, Studies and Media Articles:
There are literally thousands of studies on the effectiveness of blue light therapy for skin on acne, mood disorders, jaundice, skin repair and some skin cancers. Recent studies have revealed that blue light therapy for acne effectively promotes the creation of purifying oxygen molecules within the skin. These powerful molecules have the ability to quickly and effectively destroy acne-causing bacteria resulting in clearer, brighter skin.
According to a report presented to the American Academy of Dermatology, just two 15-minute exposures per week for a period of four weeks using a low intensity blue light source with an output of between 405-420 nm (nanometers) “produced a 60 percent reduction in acne in 80 percent of patients. Reported remissions from acne lasted as long as three to eight months”.
As published in the British Journal of Dermatology, Blue Acne Light Therapy was studied in the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. After 12 weeks of 15-minute daily active treatments with a portable blue LED light source, subjects showed a 76% mean improvement in inflammatory acne lesions. Both researchers and patients favored Blue Light Therapy, with more patients achieving improvement in acne over other types of treatment groups. The research concluded that blue light “acts synergistically in improving acne by combining anti-inflammatory actions, rendering phototherapy with blue light an effective and safe treatment for acne.”
What’s in a Color? The unique Human Health Benefits of Blue Light, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, January 2010
The journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2923954/
British Journal of Dermatology 2000; 142: 973±978: http://www.intelligentacnetreatment.com/v/british-journal.pdf
April 2006 UCLA School of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16581683&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus
2005 Department of Dermatology, Falkirk Royal Infirmary, Falkirk, UK: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16249142?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=1&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed