Psoriasis & LED Light Therapy

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition that according to the National Psoriasis Foundation affects almost eight million Americans. Currently there is no known cure for it which, for the 60% of sufferers who report this disease to be a “large problem” in their everyday lives, can be a scary proposition. Luckily, studies involving LED light therapy have shown great promise.

In one small study, patients were treated with red (633 nm) and near-infrared (830 nm) light for twenty minutes each over 4-5 weeks with 48 hours in between sessions. All patients had chronic psoriasis which was resistant to conventional treatments.

The results? Clearance rates of 60-100% were observed after the follow-up period and patient satisfaction rates were "universally very high."

As this study notes, "the anti-inflammatory effects of both red & near-infrared light have been well-documented as has their use in wound healing." The researchers go on to say that given LED therapy is easy to apply, pain-free, side-effect free and tolerable by all skin types these results are "promising."

You can read the full abstract for that study HERE.

In another small study, researchers looked at the difference in red light versus blue light therapy and while they found clinical improvement using both lights, they found that with respect to erythema (superficial reddening of the skin) blue light and to a lesser extent red light “indicates that visible light treatment could represent a treatment option for psoriasis.”

You can take a look at the full abstract for that study HERE.

So what do our LED light therapy sessions entail?

  • we use red light at 640 nm

  • we use near-infrared light at 880nm

  • we also use blue light at 465nm

  • our sessions are 30 minutes each

  • if you are following our 1 month protocol, you will be doing 12 sessions over 4 weeks that you can space any way you like.

Please note: our LED panel is NOT FDA approved to treat psoriasis and when making any changes to your own health and wellness protocol, we highly recommend speaking with your doctor first.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. When making changes to your health and wellness routines it may be advisable to consult with your physician before proceeding.