Question: Can You Overdose On Light Therapy?

You cannot “overdose” on light therapy; however it is very important that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines as to quantity / length of use to avoid any potential side effects and to ensure you reap the benefits.

Can you use light therapy twice a day?

Treatment sessions can last from 15 minutes to three hours, once or twice a day, depending on individual needs and equipment used. The time of day of light therapy is another important factor. Many people with winter depression respond best of all to treatment first thing upon awakening.

How often should you do light therapy?

Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, best results are achieved over an 8 – 12 week period. It is recommended to start with a commitment of 15 minutes, which is the maximum time in our Red Light Therapy bed, at least 3-5 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks.

How long should you use a SAD lamp for?

Some people with SAD find that light therapy can help improve their mood considerably. This involves sitting by a special lamp called a light box, usually for around 30 minutes to an hour each morning.

Can a light box damage your eyes?

It’s important to protect your skin and your eyes, which can both be damaged by ultraviolet rays that are contained in light. Don’t look directly at the light box, which will damage your eyes. Although light therapy is generally safe, people with bipolar disorder may become manic after too much light exposure.

Can you use light therapy at night?

Since the 1980’s bright light has been used as an effective therapy for depressive and circadian rhythm disorders. Given at the right time of day, bright light can help those with seasonal depression and delayed sleep phase disorder. Light therapy has usually been delivered using bright light boxes.

Does light therapy work for wrinkles?

In theory, more collagen means that your skin will look smoother and fuller, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red LED light is also thought to reduce inflammation while improving circulation, which can give you a healthier glow.

How long does it take for light therapy to work?

Light therapy can start to improve symptoms within just a few days. In some cases, though, it can take two or more weeks.

Can you wear glasses during light therapy?

There is no reason why you cannot wear your glasses or contact lenses during light therapy treatment using a SAD lamp or a Sunrise alarm clock. For SAD treatments, it is not recommended you wear sunglasses or tinted lenses.

Is LED light safe for face?

LED light therapy is a noninvasive treatment that “can be used across ethnicities and skin types,” Zeichner told TODAY. “I do recommend light therapy as a safe and effective treatment for both acne and aging skin.” Bottom line: always check with your dermatologist before beginning light therapy treatments.