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Are there any potential side effects or risks associated with red light therapy for the skin?

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Last updated: March 11, 2024

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Red light therapy is generally safe with minimal side effects when used as directed. It is important to wear eye protection during sessions to prevent potential eye damage. Some individuals may experience temporary skin irritation, and those with extremely sensitive skin should consider adjusting treatment parameters or consulting a dermatologist. Pregnant individuals and those with medical conditions, especially epilepsy or a history of skin cancer, should seek advice from a healthcare professional before undergoing red light therapy. Additionally, individuals taking medications that increase sensitivity to light should consult with their healthcare provider. Adhering to device instructions and avoiding overuse is crucial to prevent adverse effects, and any concerns should be discussed with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

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