There is a vast array of mythology surrounding LED light therapy – most of it created by clever marketing directors of light therapy manufactures. This leads to a lot of confusion in the skin care community and the same questions being asked over and over. Two related questions routinely asked are, “Does the heat from LED devices cause hyperpigmentation” and “Does green light effectively treat hyperpigmentation?” The short answer to both of those questions is no, but let’s elaborate further.
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Pam Cushing is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience in emergency medicine. She has worked in the field of aesthetics for over 15 years, full-time for the last five years. Cushing holds a degree at the master’s level, with commendation, as well as a post-graduate diploma in aesthetic medicine, with merit. She is an independent nurse prescriber in the United Kingdom. Cushing is a consultant educator for a couple of companies educating in injectables, skin resurfacing and chemical peel, microneedling, and LED. She thrives on being able to educate, motivate, and encourage others to grow and develop professionally. She is passionate about skin and the benefits of aesthetics in improving the confidence and quality of lives. Cushing believes our key role is to educate the consumer on appropriate treatment modalities with the focus on maintaining skin health.