Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Red Light Therapy and Seb Derm

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NASHVILLE, TN
    Posts
    201

    Default Red Light Therapy and Seb Derm

    I am wondering if RLT helps with seb derm. Does anyone out there using the light therapy have seb derm?

    Bonnie

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    416

    Default

    Where do people get these RLT devices? Did you buy them somewhere?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    429

    Default

    Sweden, I had the same question and found the answer here--

    http://forum.rosaceagroup.org/viewtopic.php?t=4171

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    295

    Default

    this thread was hijacked. I am also interested in finding out if anyone has had good success with llt on their rosacea/seb derm combo...
    i also have eczema and i am trying to find out if it makes sense at all to add blue light to the red light to help with the eczema or seb derm....
    thanks

  5. #5
    Senior Member IowaDavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Iowa, U.S.
    Posts
    1,415

    Default

    If you have an inflammatory skin disorder, RLT should theoretically help. I haven't heard of anyone using it for eczema or seb derm, but if the action of RLT on rosacea is rooted in its anti-inflammatory action, it only makes sense that it would be helpful for other inflammatory skin disorders.

    Blue light only works for acne because it disrupts the life cycle of bacteria that exacerbate acne; red light is used in conjunction with blue for acne because of its anti-inflammatory action. At least, that's how I understand things.
    35 year-old male
    Erythmatotelangiectatic rosacea & Ocular
    20 + laser treatments.
    Toleraine Soothing Light Facial Fluid for moisturizer. I don't use a special cleanser. Clonidine daily; klonopin sometimes.
    BEST and CURRENT TREATMENT I use: Low-Level Red Light Therapy LED array.
    Please feel free to PM me with your low-level red light therapy (LLRLT) questions. I'm happy to help if I can.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Twickle Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    2,270

    Default

    I use it for atopic dermatitis (eczema) and it works very well, even on areas that the strong steroids can't calm. Except for pompholyx, it does not work on that. It's not a cure, it's a treatment just like ointments -- but much healthier. And it works when the ointments fail. It's not as convenient though and it takes time and commitment. It's worth it. For me.

    Happiness is a choice.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    295

    Default

    thanks for your replies. After doing some research and contacting some of you, it seems that there is indeed no evidence that blue would add much benefit in the treatment of a rosacea/seb derm/eczema skin....i think i'll go for all red then....

Similar Threads

  1. Low level light therapy vs red light therapy for edema/swelling
    By philmitchel in forum Low level light based therapies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th December 2012, 05:34 PM
  2. Photodynamic Therapy (Blue light therapy w/ Levulan?)
    By maude in forum Low level light based therapies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th May 2012, 02:59 AM
  3. **POLL** Low Level Light Therapy / Red Light Therapy
    By Twickle Purple in forum Low level light based therapies
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 22nd December 2010, 10:13 AM
  4. Blue/red light therapy for seb derm?
    By historybook in forum Similar and co-existing conditions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10th January 2008, 11:01 AM
  5. What exactly is red light therapy?
    By tara in forum Topical and oral products (non-prescription)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29th March 2007, 06:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •