Does handheld LED light therapy unit cause hyperpigmentation?

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  • 6 years ago

I am an African American female in her mid fifties. I recently purchased a hand held LED light therapy unit (red with infrared). I used it for 11 days and I have noticed that I am experiencing more hyperpigmentation in my skin.

I was looking for it to help even out my skin tone, but now, my face and neck areas are darker than the rest of my body. I need to know if this is normal considering the melanin in my skin. Should I stop using the unit completely and use a topical product? I just don't know what I should do at this point. Please advise.

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Hello I am licensed medical esthetician. Please do not stop using just because your hyperpigmentation getting dark it is only gets dark because they lifted close to the surface of the skin. That means it works!
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Love these posts! Plz keep commenting... I am also African American
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For neonatal Jaundice treatment even high level hospitals depends Phototherapy unit for curing, which works with UV light which we feel as a harmful radiation, to use only the positive aspect of UV light medical industries uses UV light that are completely filtered with harmful (or) unwanted radiation and give with a un-harmful radiation, this process i have experienced in the manufacturing unit of PhoenixMedicalSystems
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I have hyperpigmentation on the both sides of my face upwards to my temple & side of my forehead. I have tried just about everything. I would like to try the baby quasar. I am not sure that's its the right thing
for African Americans. Are there any product(s) out there specifically to handle hyperpigmentation in African Americans

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I recently bought a Lightstem Led skin therapy system. I am an African-American female. I want to know if this system is safe for people with higher concentrations of melanin. I understand the system was approved by the feds. However, I can find no data on the results for Black people.
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A few years ago I had fraxel laser which brought out severe hyperpigmentation. It's been tolerable however because it basically covered my entire face. Made me look like I had a year round tan. Unfortunately though the fraxel also caused some volume loss in my forehead which created some major folds. I had been reading about led light therapy and decided to buy the Baby quasar. After about 6 weeks of use I'm definitely noticing the tightness back in my forehead however I'm also noticing the skin lightening. This is a problem because now because I'm seeing HYPOpigmentation on my cheeks. Mixed within the now lightened hyperpigmentation. I feel like I'm chasing my tail here. Is the Baby Quasar making the white spots? Or is it just that the hyperpigmentation was covering the hypo and now its more noticeable? More importantly, if I stop using the baby quasar on my cheek area will it get dark again and appear more even? Or should I continue to use the light on my cheeks and gamble that it will all eventually even out? Please anybody with some knowledge feel free to offer your thoughts. I am getting depressed over these complications.
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I have been considering the Baby Quasar? Can you give an updated since a month has passed? I have never heard of hypopigmentation from led but who knows.....
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Hi, Yea, all seems well. I've been using it now for a few months. I think I was freaking out a little because of everything I've been through.. It's working pretty well. Definitely firming things up and it hasn't affected the pigment to much.. making it overall a little bit lighter..
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When you use the LED light on an area with hyperpigmentation it will initially cause it to get darker before breaks down the pigment. It requires several sessions before you will see it get better. It will look worse before it gets better
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i have the tanda LED device. it is the only one that is FDA approved and dermatologist recommended.
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are led effective?safe?worth the money?
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LADIES... I'm an esthetician from Dallas and have also recently been using the TANDA LED light in blue and red. It has helped my acne but has caused pigmentation. I do love it though as it has staved off major breakouts.The most important thing I must tell you is DO NOT USE THE LED LIGHT ON YOUR NECK AREA... Thats around your thyroid and glands...it's not safe for that area.... thanks. zane dallas tx
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I have been using the red light therapy with infared.The reccomended is 17 minutes a day for several weeks,I think 10. My neck and below the neck area is dark brown now. I am fair to medium skin tone. I use a high spf always. My chest area has a wrinkled apearance it never had. Is this this the 'worse before better"? I do not know to stop before it gets worse or continue. I will stop using it on my neck. The company did not cover that big detail in the warning's thank you!
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I just recently bought the marvel mini green which is supposed to help hyperpigmentation. I just used it for the first time. Will keep you posted. I am African American also.
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I hope you have better luck. I am very tempted to try the green or the red. I stopped using mine on my face and neck. I am trying it on my arms to help with some scaring. Good luck .
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I am interested in the green light, what is your verdict ? Does it cause hyperpigmentation, I am dark brown skin type. Thanks
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Hello Netta, was wondering how the green led worked for your hyperpigmentation? I have stubborn melasma and am considering green led as well. Any luck or recommendations? Thanks!

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i had a marvel mini led device and thought it was causing hyperpigmenting too. i stopped using it right away. fortnuately bought it at nordstrom which take back anything! what's the name of your led device?
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