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Get the Glow: All Your Light Therapy Mask Questions Answered

Find the most frequently asked questions below.

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment that uses light to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is based on the science of photobiology, which studies the interaction of light with living cells.

NASA first began researching the use of light therapy in the 1990s to promote wound healing in astronauts. Since then, light therapy has been shown to be effective for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): A type of depression that occurs during the winter months when there is less daylight.
  • Skin conditions: Such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Pain: Such as arthritis pain and back pain.
  • Wound healing: Can help to speed up the healing process and reduce scarring.

Light therapy works by stimulating cells to produce collagen, which is a protein that helps to keep skin firm and elastic. It also increases blood flow to the treated area, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

There are several different types of light therapy, each of which uses a different wavelength of light. The most common type of light therapy uses red light, which has been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions.

Light therapy is generally safe and does not have any serious side effects. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before starting any new treatment, including light therapy.

The light therapy mask has 216 LEDs, with specific wavelengths for different skin concerns:

  • Blue light (460nm): 460nm blue light LEDs have been shown to be effective in treating acne. Blue light targets acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation, helping to clear breakouts and prevent future ones.
  • Red light (630nm): 630nm red light LEDs promote collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture and tone. Red light stimulates cell renewal and boosts collagen synthesis, leading to a firmer, more youthful appearance.
  • Near-infrared light (NIR) (850nm): 850nm NIR LEDs penetrate deeper into the skin, promoting wound healing, reducing inflammation, and enhancing skin elasticity. NIR light enhances blood flow and cellular regeneration, contributing to overall skin health and vitality.

With a combination of these wavelengths, the light therapy mask provides a comprehensive treatment for various skin concerns, addressing acne, aging, and overall skin health. The number of LEDs and their specific wavelengths contribute to the effectiveness of the mask, delivering a potent and targeted light therapy treatment for radiant, rejuvenated skin.

Step 1: Cleanse and Dry Your Skin

Before using the Glow Therapy mask, it's important to cleanse your face thoroughly to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Attach the Mask and Adjust the Brightness

Secure the mask around your head using the adjustable straps. Turn on the mask and press the button to adjust the brightness level to your preference.

Step 3: Relax and Enjoy Your Treatment

Sit back and relax while the mask delivers its rejuvenating light therapy treatment for 10-15 minutes. You can repeat the treatment 3-4 times a week for optimal results.

It takes around 3.5 hours to charge the Glow Therapy mask, and it can last around 10 hours of use on a single charge. This means that you can use the mask for about 3 times without having to recharge it.

Here are some tips for extending the battery life of your Glow Therapy mask:

  • Store the mask in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  • Avoid exposing the mask to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
  • Unplug the mask from the charger when it is fully charged.
  • Do not overcharge the battery.
  • Clean the mask regularly with a soft, dry cloth.

No, the Glow Therapy mask does not hurt to use. In fact, it is a very relaxing and comfortable experience. The light therapy is gentle and non-invasive, and it does not cause any pain or discomfort. Some people may experience a mild tingling sensation, but this is normal and is a sign that the light therapy is working.

Here are some additional reasons why the Glow Therapy mask is not painful to use:

  • The light therapy uses low levels of energy that are safe for the skin.
  • The mask is designed to be comfortable to wear, with soft padding and adjustable straps.
  • The treatment sessions are short, lasting only 10-15 minutes.

To ensure proper hygiene and maintain the effectiveness of your LED face mask, it's crucial to clean it regularly after each use. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean your LED face mask effectively:

  1. Turn off and unplug the mask: Before cleaning, make sure the mask is completely turned off and disconnected from the power source.
  2. Remove the straps: Detach the adjustable straps from the mask to allow for thorough cleaning of all surfaces.
  3. Wipe the mask with a soft, damp cloth: Use a clean, damp cloth moistened with water or a mild soap solution to gently wipe down the mask's interior and exterior surfaces. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the LEDs or other components.
  4. Disinfect the mask (optional): If you prefer a more thorough disinfection, you can use an alcohol wipe or a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the mask's interior and exterior surfaces. Allow the alcohol to evaporate completely before using the mask again.
  5. Dry the mask thoroughly: Once the mask is clean, use a clean, soft towel to pat it dry until all moisture is removed.
  6. Reattach the straps: Once the mask is completely dry, reattach the adjustable straps securely.
  7. Store the mask properly: Store the mask in a clean, dry place, preferably its original packaging, to protect it from dust and moisture.

Regular cleaning will help maintain the hygiene and effectiveness of your LED face mask, ensuring long-lasting benefits for your skin.

Individual results may vary, but most people start to see noticeable improvements in their skin after 4-6 weeks of regular use of the Glow Therapy mask. For more significant results, it may take up to 12 weeks of consistent use.

Here's a more detailed breakdown of when you can expect to see results for different skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles: 4-6 weeks
  • Skin tone and texture: 4-8 weeks
  • Acne: 6-12 weeks
  • Overall skin health: 8-12 weeks

It's important to remember that consistency is key when it comes to seeing results with light therapy. Aim to use the Glow Therapy mask 2-3 times a week for 10-15 minutes per session. With regular use, you should start to see a noticeable improvement in your skin's appearance.

Here are some additional tips for maximizing your results with the Glow Therapy mask:

  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly before each use.
  • Apply a hydrating moisturizer after each treatment.
  • Use the mask in a well-lit environment to ensure even light distribution.
  • Be patient and consistent with your treatments.

With regular use and a little patience, you can achieve the radiant, youthful skin you've always dreamed of.

It is recommended to apply your moisturizer after using the LED mask. This is because moisturizers can create a barrier on the skin that can interfere with the light therapy's ability to penetrate the skin effectively.

Here's a recommended skincare routine for using the Glow Therapy mask:

  1. Cleanse your skin thoroughly: Remove any makeup, dirt, or oil from your face to ensure optimal absorption of the light therapy.
  2. Use the Glow Therapy mask: Apply the mask and relax for 10-15 minutes while the light therapy works its magic.
  3. Apply your serum: After removing the mask, apply your favorite serum to target specific skin concerns.
  4. Moisturize: Finish your skincare routine by applying a hydrating moisturizer to lock in moisture and nourish your skin.

By following this sequence, you can maximize the benefits of both light therapy and your skincare products, leading to a radiant, youthful complexion.

Make sure to unplug the charging cable and remove it completely from the device. Then plug the mask into the remote. Hold down the power button for 3 to 5 seconds.

Yes Glow Therapy is HSA/HSA Eligible. We've partnered with TrueMed™ to allow you to use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) on GlowTherapy.com! This means you can buy the Glow Therapy Face Mask with pre-tax dollars, resulting in net savings of 30-40%.

Follow these simple steps:

1) Add the Glow Therapy mask to your cart and check out as a Guest (not with Shop Pay)

2) Select TrueMed as your payment option at checkout and enter your HSA or FSA debit card information

3) Take a quick health survey to determine eligibility.