Light Buying Guides

The Shortcut Guide to Choosing a Light Therapy Device

What LED therapy color treats wrinkles?  Is a face mask or a body panel better for light therapy? If these questions feel familiar, then this is your guide.

This is a shortcut guide to finding the right light colors and the right device type for your light therapy needs. Find the condition you want to treat with light therapy. Look at the “Best Colors” for that condition. Then view the type of light that works best for that condition. 

For each condition, the first item in the device type list is, in my opinion, the best device for that body part and condition. I only list devices I think make sense for the situation. That doesn’t mean other devices won’t work. It means these fit the situation best.

For example, I believe that a face mask is the best device for wrinkles. The light from a mask reaches all parts of the face at one time. This saves time over doing spot treatment with a handheld device. I like that a face mask is hands free. None of this means you can’t use a full body panel for wrinkles, for example, only that the face mask distributes the light quickly and evenly, where a panel does not.

Want the More Comprehensive Guide?

For a complete guide to the pros and cons of different light therapy device types, go to my articles:

Answers You Need to Be a Confident Red Light Therapy Buyer  and The Complete Guide to Choosing a Light Therapy Device


The Best Devices for Treating Tested Light Therapy Conditions

For example, look at the Acne table. The best colors to treat acne are blue, red, and optionally infrared. For treatment of the face, the best light therapy device is a face mask or face dome, because they are hands free, reach the most skin, and touch the skin so as not to lose photons to reflection or distance. Handheld devices are also good, but they are not hands free. You might be fine with the acne device not being hands free, in which case a torch, panel or wand might be right for you.


Table: Best Red Light Therapy for Acne


The science supports using these colors for acne


  1. Blue
  2. red
  3. infrared
Studies on people with acne showed these improvements


  1. reduced pimples
  2. reduced lesions
  3. reduced inflammation
  4. reduced redness
  5. destruction of P. acnes bacteria
Types of Light Therapy Devices that Work Well on the Face

Best Red Light Therapy Devices for Acne

Best Face Mask: Photon Skin Rejuvenation

  • Cost effective
  • Blue light kills P acnes bacteria

Face Dome: Hydraskincare Photons

  • Full coverage
  • Can also use anywhere on body for pain relief

Best Light for Wrinkles and Acne: Hydraskincare 3Color PDT Professional

  • Spa quality
  • Acne, wrinkles, brown spots, redness and scar reduction


Specification Chair Armchair Sofas
Height 37" 42" 42"
Width 26.5" 32.5" 142"
Depth 19.5" 22.5" 24.5"
Assembly Required No No Yes
Packaging Type Box Box Box
Package Weight 55 lbs. 64 lbs. 180 lbs.
Packaging Dimensions 27" x 26" x 39" 45" x 35" x 24" 46" x 142" x 25"

Table: Aging Skin Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Arthritis Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Allergy Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Fat and Cellulite Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Canker Sore Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Brain (Cognition) Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Herpes and Shingles Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Frozen Shoulder Therapy Fast Facts

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Table: Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis Fast Facts

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