Hint: it’s LED light therapy.
LED light therapy is a type of light therapy that uses LED light at different wavelengths to stimulate different reactions in skin cells. The result is a powerful treatment that has the ability to repair and regenerate damaged cells when used properly..
NASA & plant growth
LED therapy was originally developed by NASA to grow plants in space.
In 1993, Quantum Devices developed a light-emitting diode (LED) for NASA to use in their plant growth experiments. Their scientists are using this new technology to create a sustainable environment for humans to live in space and reduce the number of resources that need to be transported into space.
The experiments demonstrated that Red LED wavelengths could boost plant growth, but coincidentally the scientist’s skin lesions began to heal faster as well. NASA subsequently began to study the use of LED to increase the metabolism of human cells and avoid the loss of bone and muscle in astronauts.
They discovered that LED therapy can effectively be used to promote wound healing and human tissue growth by delivering light deep into tissues of the body.
LED therapy is now widely used by NASA.
Navy Seals & wound healing
The Navy Seals are one of the most elite forces in the world. They are trained to be at their peak physical and mental performance under any circumstance. One treatment that they use to heal wounds is LED light therapy.
A clinical study found that LED produced improvement of greater than 40% in musculoskeletal training injuries in Navy SEAL team members, and decreased wound healing time in crew members aboard a U.S. Naval submarine.
In the 1990s, the Navy Seals began using it to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues. Now, this treatment is used all over the world, both in-office and at-home, for powerful anti-aging skincare treatments.
Celebrities & skincare
In 2016, Kourtney Kardashian posted a photo of herself wearing a $2000 LED light mask on Instagram. Since Kourtney shared that pic, countless other celebs including Chrissy Teigen, Victoria Beckham, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Selma Hayek, J Lo, Emma Stone, and more have chimed in, boasting the amazing effects of LED therapy on their skin.
Many use it as a last-minute pick-me-up before red carpet appearances.
Since Kardashian and Teigen have shared their photos, the market for at-home LED light therapy devices have grown drastically. With celebrity aesthetician, Cherie Callahan, who’s long used LEDs in her practice saying, red light therapy penetrates the skin and works by “increasing blood flow and oxygen, the food of cells.”
This speeds up cellular processes including cell turnover while helping to decrease inflammation and enhance collagen. This means reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as more supple skin. (The spectrum doesn’t include UV light, so exposure is safe.)
LED light therapy is for everybody.
Luckily, as technology has improved, access to LED therapy has also improved. The same technology that was once $2000, now is more affordable.
NASA, Navy Seals, and countless celebrities all recognize the incredible regenerative benefits of LED therapy.
Now you can experience the power of LED light therapy for yourself.