Visum Light is a clinical device that’s now available for home use. It is the ideal Blue light therapy for acne because of its focus on wavelengths, pulsation, and power.
I continue to like the LightpathLED Blue Mini for acne, but when I found the Visum Light I decided I had two favorites instead of just one. Both are on my list of favorite acne lights you can learn more about them in my article Best Blue and Red Light Therapy for Acne (According to Experts)
The Visum Light is a professional, clinical, and medical device that’s now available for at-home use without a prescription.
Visum Light Review
Overview of Using Blue Light Therapy for Acne
Red light therapy is the “low-level” delivery of light, meaning that if the light is too strong, the light is not as effective.
Visum Light is at the very top of that window, where the light is strong, fast, and still very effective.
The Visum Light is so powerful that each Visum Light acne session is only two minutes long!
Acne Relief at Home
For acne relief, the Visum combines the best possible wavelengths known to science.
Visum Light Calculates Your Acne Light Dosage
The “light dosage” is how much light energy you get in a session, and it’s the source of so many problems.
If you get too little light or too much light, the therapy does not work.
It’s called the Arndt-Schulz Law, and it’s a bear to deal with in a world where people don’t always follow instructions.
The Visum calculates your light dose for you, and that’s just one of its superpowers.
This is something we need every light manufacturer to start doing.
I don’t mean to gush, but Visum Light is a badass blue light therapy device for fast acne therapy.
The Visum Light is the first light I’ve reviewed that does the dose programming for you.
Most concerns do very well with a light dosage of between 5 and 60 joules. Just dial that number into the Visum Light, and it figures out the rest.
For example, it’s always good to start slowly with light therapy, so you can start with 5 joules and move to 10, 15, and 20 easily, with no sweat, and no large manuals to study.
Visum Light Programs Your At-Home Blue Light Acne Therapy
That’s fine for biohackers who want to play with blue light therapy, but what about the person who just wants medical-grade blue light acne therapy at home?
The Visum Light comes with ten programmed sessions that you dial in with two clicks. Acne therapy is program #5. Turn on the power, press “P” 5 times, and use a stroking motion to “paint” your face (or other target area) with light.
And if you don’t know the joules of energy you need for your acne?
Use treatment #5.
It’s built right into the Visum so that absolutely no thinking is required.
Why The Visum Light Requires “Painting” The Light
Back when red light therapy was purely a laser operation, clinicians invented “painting” the light because lasers get hot fast. By moving the light back and forth, the heat doesn’t build up as much in any given spot.
The Visum Light is the most powerful therapy light I recommend. That power brings great speed but requires you don’t allow the heat to build up.
You don’t have to move other devices during treatment, so why does the Visum require this?
The Visum outputs light at the very top of the power range that works in red light therapy. You don’t want to overload the skin with light, so you swipe it back and forth to put a second or two in between deliveries.
The Visum Light was originally designed for clinicians (at spas and medical offices) and is now available to the public.
Admittedly, the Visum is not an acne-dedicated light. But that’s the good news.
Besides banishing acne, Visum Light has the exact right wavelengths for pain relief.
Another bonus you really don’t see anywhere else is the green light from the Visum Light. This shade of green light is clinically shown to reduce migraine headaches and reduce anxiety.
Visum Light is a clinical acne device that relieves the pain of acne with incredible speed. Use the light for only two minutes per area, and expect results within a week.
This device is built for therapy practice, but you can use it in your home. It takes only 30 seconds to get the minimum dose of 4 joules from the Visum Light, and 10 minutes to get a substantial 80 joules.
People often ask me about LEDs vs lasers: When the LED device has enough power, it’s better than a laser, and this is a great example of this. The laser light reflects off the skin because it’s delivered in columns; light from these LEDs suck right into the skin on their way to the mitochondria.
I love that it includes blue and green alongside red and infrared. Blue is excellent for killing P acnes and other acne-causing bacteria. Green is soothing, reduces inflammation, and there’s some evidence it helps skin tone.
I’m not going to bash the price on the Visum, because it’s a high-end LED therapy device. This is a case of actually getting what you pay for.
The treatment head is large for a handheld, but it’s still smaller than someone’s face. So for acne treatment, you need to treat one spot, then move to the next. If you did 2 minutes per spot, a treatment period will still be only about 12 minutes.
The return policy is a generous 45 days and allows you to test the device so there’s no risk.
The Visum Light retails for $1,999. You can pay in installments via a financing deal on the VisumLight.com website.
How to Use the Visum Light for Acne
- Note the time of day. Some people are affected by light at night. If you’re worried about insomnia, use the light in the morning or afternoon.
- Clean the skin. Use light therapy before adding lotions and makeup.
- Press the Power and then press the “P” button 5 times to dial in the skin treatment program.
- Hold the light just at the skin. It’s okay if the light touches the skin, but you’re aiming for a painting motion back and forth across the surface.
- “Paint” the target area. Slowly pass the light back and forth over the target area.
- Time the session. Use the light for 2 minutes per area, per day.