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Exploring the Health Benefits of 590 nm Wavelength: A Comprehensive Guide

Dive into the realm of 590 nm wavelength and uncover its potential health benefits. Learn how this specific wavelength can impact various aspects of well-being.

RedlightTherapyDigest Staff By RLTD Staff Updated April 5, 2024
Medically reviewed Medically reviewed by: Brendan Camp, MD
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LED light therapy has evolved and gained popularity over the years, and with good reasons. Referred to as phototherapy as well, it has a myriad of health benefits that it provides. It is classified into different wavelengths per the specific functions it performs in our bodies. The wavelengths are measured in Nano Meters (nm) as is with 590 nm wavelength. Similarly, the 1,064 Nanometer Wavelength, known for its infrared properties, is utilized in various medical and cosmetic procedures.

You can also identify the different wavelengths with their colors of light. Therefore, 590 nm wavelengths can also be referred to as yellow light therapy. The availability of various colors help with healing and treating different health conditions with each influencing different functions in the body.

To help you navigate the world of light therapy, in this article, we shall explore the benefits of 590 nm wavelength, also commonly referred to as amber light therapy. Let’s dive into the glow of yellow light!


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*All individuals are unique. Your results can and will vary.

Benefits of 590 nm Wavelength

With its soothing effects, the yellow light is more than just about the glow. Though mainly for skin care, it also offers other benefits, hence its popularity. Below, we shall explore and look at these benefits.

Improves Skin Texture and Rejuvenation

Yellow light therapy is a trooper when it comes to skincare and beauty. When your skin is exposed to it, there will be an increased production of red blood cells that triggers a rejuvenation of your skin cells. Your skin becomes healthier through this rejuvenation and becomes smoother, toned, and gets better texture.

If fine lines and wrinkles are a problem you are facing, the 590 nm wavelength will also reduce their appearance as well as the effects of exposure to UV rays.

Reduces Redness and Inflammation

Amber light therapy also has anti-inflammatory properties that work in hand with its soothing effects to reduce redness, swelling, or irritation on the skin. Because of these properties, it’s recommended for people with sensitive skin.

Enhances Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by your body, it contributes to you having healthy skin, hair, muscles, and nails. It also helps with the replacement of dead skin cells, but as one gets older its levels decrease. With all the key functions it performs in the body, it needs to be replenished.

According to Dr. Julie Russak, a certified dermatologist from New York, “Light therapy has the ability to accelerate collagen and elastin to higher levels.”

Yellow low-level light therapy stimulates production of collagen, making your skin appear youthful, radiant, and firm.

Helps with Wound Healing

590 nm wavelength’s versatility allows it to help with the healing of wounds. Through the therapy, there will be an abundant flow of blood carrying nutrients that contribute to a faster and accelerated recovery of wounds.

Mood Booster

Being such a vibrant color it’s associated with warmth and comfort. By exposing yourself to yellow light therapy, you can uplift and improve your mood that translates to better emotional well-being.

Improves Blood Circulation

Most light therapy treatments can boost blood circulation, and so does yellow light therapy. It helps with the creation and regeneration of red blood cells that contributes to improved circulation of blood rich in nutrients to different parts of the body, promoting overall health.

Helps with Pain Relief

The benefits of yellow light extend beyond skin care as it can also be used to provide pain relief. The ease in discomfort is linked to light therapy’s ability to aid in adequate blood flow and distribution to areas with pain providing relief.

Improves Sleep Cycle

Exposure to yellow light therapy reduces production of melatonin that affects your sleep patterns. With this therapy, you will be able to regulate your sleep cycle ensuring you get adequate rest that contributes to you being productive during your waking hours.

Helps with Digestion

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when yellow light is directed and focused on the stomach, it stimulates the spleen and other functions in your digestive system supporting better digestion.


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*All individuals are unique. Your results can and will vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the meaning of 590 nm?

A: 590 nm is the wavelength strength of the LED light therapy that can also be described as yellow or amber light therapy. In some cases, its also referred to as green light therapy.

Q: What function does yellow light play in the body?

A: Yellow light is mainly known for its ability to help the skin rejuvenate, regenerate, reverse signs of aging, and reduce inflammation. It also improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage that aids in the removal of toxins and waste.

Q: Does yellow light have a frequency?

A: Yes, it does. The frequency for yellow light is 510-530 THz.


When it comes to skincare, there’s a whole industry with products, treatments, and solutions, all promising to provide you with positive results. Which can be overwhelming and confusing, but with LED light therapy, you need not worry as it poses no risk to your skin barrier due to its non-invasive nature, is pain-free, and has a high success rate.

With yellow light therapy, the quest for rejuvenated, healthier, and more radiant skin has been made easier; it will provide a natural way to transform and enhance your skin’s appearance. The soothing light also improves your holistic wellness and health while addressing skin issues.

By Brendan Camp, MD

Brendan Camp, MD, is double board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and sees patients at MDCS Dermatology.

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.

*Result may vary. The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only. No medical claims are implied in this content, and the information herein is not intended be used for self diagnosis or self treatment of any condition.

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