After doing a little research I thought that this might be interesting to post. I would like to see what you all think about this.
Here are a few abstracts from this site: http://heelspurs.com/led.html#skin - If you use LEDs check this out.
1. LED light arrays are a means to provide these wavelengths. Companies may claim lasers and pulse rates are important, but the only things are the wavelength and total amount of light energy applied. For example, 880 nm is a bad choice. Bright noon-time summer Sun only has half as much light energy as LED devices in the optimum wavelengths, but it covers the entire body (which is good for fibromyalgia). The advantages of LEDs over sunlight are: 1) LEDs can be applied at any time, 2) LEDs require only one hour instead of two hours for injuries beneath the skin, 3) LEDs don't cause sunburn
2.Skin: Wrinkles, Acne, Scars, and Spots
Simple LED devices for use at home do not work on wrinkles, aging, or scars. Wrinkles are old, fixated collagen, like scars. LEDs repair recent injuries in cells that need more energy. This is the only way they work. There is no reason to believe this will reduce existing scars or wrinkles. Pictures of wrinkles before and after are not comparable because the angle of the lighting and the amount of smiling drastically changes things. I found only one journal article (see below) that indicated simple red and infrared light energy can help.
^ The above can be found in the article that I linked.
Anyways, most people on here buy from the LED man and what not well, look at what it says about the 880nm. 880nm is what he uses in the infra-red that he commonly sells.
Also, I would like to comment that the inflammation stage is important to heal your skin - so why would you want to take that away.
If I am wrong on anything that I have said please correct me. I have been considering LEDs, but I came across this and now I am not so sure.
Edited by Pord, 27 February 2012 - 01:09 PM.