What is rosacea and how can LED light therapy help?

by Abby Jackson

• 09 February 2023

LED light helps rosacea symptoms with regular use. Rosacea is a skin condition where tiny broken blood vessels appear close to the surface. Sufferers may also experience pink or red bumps that might contain yellow pus. And as a result, your cheeks, forehead and nose will always be red. 

Rosacea pictures will show this flushing pattern and that’s what sufferers are always looking to treat. But there are many clinical trials showing LED light helps rosacea. So, we’ll explore that treatment option in today’s 5-minute read. 

What causes rosacea?

The Mayo Clinic explains, “The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to an overactive immune system, heredity, environmental factors or a combination of these. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene, and it's not contagious.

Flare-ups might be triggered by hot drinks and spicy foods.” It can be soothed with chemical and natural treatments. Before now, most of these treatments were only available in a clinic or salon. But advancements in at-home LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy have provided a new treatment option for rosacea sufferers that they can do in privacy and comfort.

How to get rid of rosacea?

The best long term treatments for rosacea include electrocautery, dermabrasion, laser light medical or salon treatments, medication and Red Light Therapy. The American Academy of Dermatology Association explains the results you can get with lights and lasers. “When used to treat visible blood vessels, most patients see a 50% to 75% reduction in visible blood vessels after 1 to 3 treatments.

Some people see a 100% reduction.” And these effects last for years. When using an at-home red light therapy device, you generally only need to treat your skin for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week. This treatment can control and reduce your rosacea symptoms in under an hour a week.

Red Light Therapy cost...

As one of the best treatments for acne and rosacea skin – Red Light Therapy – is getting a lot of press. The Red Light Therapy cost has greatly reduced due to home devices like the Dermalux Flex MD Light Therapy Device . It’s powerful and reliable. The Dermalux Flex calms redness and calms rosacea symptoms. The LED light stimulates 'wound healing cells' in the skin, causing news ones to form and even out the colour in your skin tone.

And the patented flexible silicone ensures the light penetrates every area of your face. This can help reduce the size of those broken blood vessels and reduce the redness on your face for less-noticeable rosacea symptoms.

Another device to calm Rosacea is the LYMA Laser, a medical-grade anti-ageing laser treatment for skin renewal at-home. Retain your body's inflammatory response and reduce the look of rosacea with daily 15-minute treatments. See visible results in just one month and skin looks transformed in just 3 to 6 months

If you have smaller rosacea patches, a handheld Red Light Therapy device like the CurrentBody Skin LED Precision might work better. It would allow you to direct the treatment precisely where you need it, and it costs less than £100. It's a great option for effective and affordable rosacea treatments you can do at home.

Learn more about Red Light Therapy and what it can do for your skin here > What LED device is right for me.

It can also be difficult to find the right skincare products and treatments that don't aggravate your skin. To help, we've pulled together a simple 3-step night-time skin routine that is clinically proven to reduce these symptoms and redness when used with LED light therapy.


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