Overall, the American Academy of Dermatology deems this procedure safe. Since LEDs don’t contain UV rays, this is considered a safer form of light therapy that won’t cause long-term damage to your skin. The procedure is noninvasive and has few risks.
Your esthetician may recommend LED Light Therapy is you have darker or sensitive skin. Unlike more invasive procedures such as laser therapy, LEDs don’t burn your skin or target pigmentation.
However, there may still be risks associated with LED Light Therapy. Do not use LED Light Therapy is you are using anything on your skin that makes you sensitive to sunlight. Contraindications for LED Light Therapy include: pregnancy, epilepsy, lupus, photosensitive eczema, photo-allergy, medications that cause photosensitivity (Accutane, Retinol, Antibiotics, etc.), steroids or cortisone injections.
LED Light Therapy is painless, relaxing and noninvasive, so no recovery time is required.