LED light therapy mask

Are you struggling with acne? Or perhaps your skin has developed fine lines or is looking dull? Then surely, you’ve investigated the benefits of LED light therapy, which you can get from a skin care clinic or from masks at home. But which one is the best choice?

In this article, we’ll compare LED light therapy at home vs salon. Let’s see how they each measure in terms of effectiveness, safety, and costs.

The Power of LED Light

LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy is a skin treatment that uses non-UV, low-level light to stimulate the skin. This is a non-invasive treatment that relies on biochemical reactions in the skin from the different wavelengths of LED light to bring about certain effects in the cellular level.

There are three wavelengths that our skin can absorb easily. These are:

  • Red light – for the external layer of the skin; it helps promote collagen production and healing.
  • Blue light – for stimulating the sebaceous glands to reduce oil production, killing acne-causing bacteria, and soothing inflammation.
  • Near-infrared light – for deeper layers of the skin; it helps boost cell repair and healing.

LED light’s ability to facilitate cell repair was first discovered by NASA. They then used the technology to help astronauts heal faster during space missions. Now, Facial Care Centre uses the same technology in our acne light therapy in the Philippines. This technology is also the same one used in at-home LED light face masks.

LED Light Therapy at Home VS Salon: The Pros and Cons

Thanks to developments in skincare science, LED light therapy is now available at clinics and at homes. We’re sure you’re curious to know if it’s worth it to invest in a salon-based LED light treatment with the guidance of a skincare professional or in an LED light mask you can use at your convenience at home. Let’s see their pros and cons:

LED light therapy mask technology


As a relatively new technology, people still tend to be skeptical about LED light therapy. Is it effective? Does at-home LED light therapy work?

Both types of LED light therapy do work, but there are differences in effectiveness.

In-clinic LED light therapy can deliver results faster than at-home devices. This is because professional devices are more powerful than at-home LED light masks. Pair this with professional guidance, you’re sure to see great improvements in a short period.

In contrast, an at-home LED light mask has lower intensity to prevent skin damage. The con is that it delivers more subtle improvements over a longer period.

Besides this, its effectiveness is anchored on how well you’ve researched the device. Using a wavelength designed to prevent pimples for teens or address bacne causes, may not work for reducing fine lines on mature skin.

consulting derma doctor


As a skin care clinic, we always emphasize the importance of safety when trying new products for your skin. The good news is that LED light therapy is cleared by the Food and Drug Association and is, thus, safe for adults and teens, with proper use.

Proper use is guaranteed in a skin care clinic. Professionals handle the device delivering LED light, ensuring that you receive the correct wavelength on the right area to address your skin concerns. You’ll typically consult with a professional to determine the appropriate treatment – which wavelength to use, how often you’ll need to go, and for how many sessions – so you’re sure to get the right treatment for your skin goals.

LED light masks are also FDA-cleared. However, you complete the therapy on your own, so you need to make sure to purchase from legitimate providers and research proper use so you don’t end up damaging your skin.

Overall, LED light is safe for your skin but it’s safest when used by a trained professional.

LED light therapy in a salon


Now that we know that both at-home and clinic-based therapies are effective and safe, the last factor to consider is the cost. Which is more expensive?

LED light masks for home use can cost upwards of Php 10,000. You can consider this an investment since you can use the device long-term.

Salon-based LED light therapy is usually paid per session or set of sessions, depending on your skin goals. The total cost of your treatment depends on these factors, so longer treatments may cost more. However, remember that this comes with a free consultation ensuring that you get the treatment to achieve your skin goals.

Are You Staying at Home or Heading to Facial Care Centre?

Which is better – going to a clinic for treatment or using an LED light therapy mask? Both can help you address various skin problems, but it’s inevitable that LED light therapy from professionals offers better benefits than at-home solutions.

With Facial Care Centre, you don’t need to doubt whether your treatments are working because your treatments are tailored to your skin’s needs, and you’ll likely see the difference in no time.

Book a consultation with Facial Care Centre today to discover the best treatment for your skin.

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