View Poll Results: Will you/have you tried Low Level Light Therapy?

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  • Yes. I use Red.

    11 11.22%
  • Yes. I use Blue.

    0 0%
  • Yes. I use Red+Blue.

    2 2.04%
  • Yes. I use Red+Near Infrared.

    5 5.10%
  • Yes. I use another color/combo.

    0 0%
  • I use it, and see improvement with (any) symptoms.

    14 14.29%
  • I use it, and see no improvement with (any) symptoms.

    2 2.04%
  • I am considering using it in the future.

    60 61.22%
  • No. This doesn't interest me.

    0 0%
  • No. I think this is potentially harmful.

    4 4.08%
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Thread: **POLL** Low Level Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy

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    Default **POLL** Low Level Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy

    How many of us use or are interested in trying LLLT/RLT (Low Level Light Therapy/Red Light Therapy)?

    I've tried to include as many different options/opinions as possible.
    I didn't find an option to chose more than one selection, so if you use it please make another post to indicate whether or not it's making a difference for you.

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    I use Red.
    I see an improvement in symptoms.

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    I use red.
    Some improvement in symptoms.

    A second bash at LED treatment. Six or so weeks in. Skin texture has improved. Flushing response muted a touch. Persistent redness less marked.

    I can relax during sessions now. Flushing has been provoked not once.

    As winter approaches my symptoms invariably get worse. I hope LLLT will minimise the extent of the deterioration.

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    Wishing you moist and dewey winter skin, GJ

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    Hi Twicklepurple!!!

    I am just starting to use the red+near infrared and as of yet I can't say I see improvement....skin looks white for about 1 minute after session but redness comes back.

    How are you recovering? I have had some up days and some bad...I am somewhere in the middle right now...Take care
    Dx 1998

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookout View Post
    Hi Twicklepurple!!!

    I am just starting to use the red+near infrared and as of yet I can't say I see improvement....skin looks white for about 1 minute after session but redness comes back.

    How are you recovering? I have had some up days and some bad...I am somewhere in the middle right now...Take care
    In my experience, the effects of the low level light therapy are accumulative, this has been commented on by others too -- that you build on each time you use it. So your paleness lasts longer and the flushing becomes more and more sporadic and reduced. I still have flushes, they happen every day, but they go away quickly instead of lingering and they are more defined instead of all over stem to stern so to speak. ;) Some changes are so subtle at first, that it doesn't register until the difference is remarkable, like the dry (I'm talking sub sahara) skin on my face is gone, my skin barrier is healing. It's never been like this my entire life.

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    Since originally voting on the poll that I was considering getting one, I took the plunge and bought a Britebox Revive. I've been using it for 5 weeks so far, 5x a week building up gradually, and I think I'm starting to see an improvement.

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    Default How are people getting on with RLT and which is the best unit?

    Great news on everyone's success!

    Few questions if that is OK?

    Type of Unit
    Are full face units better? Or handhelds?

    How you are using the unit
    How long are you using it for?
    How long have you been using it?


    Results
    When did you start to see results? And what were they?

    Topicals/antibiotics
    Are you using other rosacea treatment and is this having any influence?

    Red, Blue, Yellow, Infrared
    Which light are you using? Are you alternating?

    Safety
    I thought just blue light damaged the eyes?
    Are there any long terms effects? This article refers to "premature ageing" but doesn't go into detail: http://www.livestrong.com/article/87...otherapy-acne/


    Make, model
    Which unit are you using?

    Unit cost
    How much did your unit cost?

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    Just to let you know, I've started a survey of 10 questions on the effectiveness of red light therapy here: http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...eic-dermatitis

    It's quite a bit more comprehensive then the poll on here so see if we can gauge any correlations.

    Will be great if you could participate!

    Will be interesting to see the results.

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    Hi there Lookout!

    I'm doing really well, I'd say about 85% recovered from Gemini, just the glass shard feeling under the skin and broken blood vessels, I had this last time and it takes the longest to pass.

    In my experience, the effects of the low level light therapy are accumulative, this has been commented on by others too -- that you build on each time you use it. So your paleness lasts longer and the flushing becomes more and more sporadic and reduced. I still have flushes, they happen every day, but they go away quickly instead of lingering and they are more defined instead of all over stem to stern so to speak. ;) Some changes are so subtle at first, that it doesn't register until the difference is remarkable, like the dry (I'm talking sub sahara) skin on my face is gone, my skin barrier is healing. It's never been like this my entire life.

    I haven't tried te 660nm+880nm yet. I hope you're covering your eyes well with it, even though you don't see the 880nm when the LEDs are lit, they are active a can damage the eye balls. 8)

    Big hugs!
    Twickle Purple

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    ^^

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