For the long term, optimum usage, maintaining and taking care of your light therapy device is essential. Not only will your device last longer, but you’ll be able to get the best out of it. It’ll also be safer to use and cleaner.
Different devices have different methods of maintenance. If your device has a specific maintenance method, look it up in the device manual and act accordingly. However, some maintenance methods are universal for light therapy devices. We always recommend getting the best light therapy device as you’ll get the best out of your pain and beauty treatments, and the device will be long-lasting. A sound investment if you ask me.
In this article, we’ll see how you can clean and store your device after using it to make sure you can use it for a long time.
Understanding the functionality of your device
This applies to almost every kind of device. You’ll be able to get the most out of your device when you know how to use it properly and what to expect from it. You’ll be able to perfect your beauty or pain management routine. To get further information about your device, check the guide that comes with it, or contact the manufacturer.
Let me give you a popular example of what not understanding your device means. An issue most people with light therapy devices face is that they get worried when all the lights on the device aren’t on. What most people don’t realize is that it’s perfectly normal.
Some wavelengths of light (like infrared light) are invisible to the human eye. Just because they’re not visible doesn’t mean the device is not working. If you still have doubts if the device is working correctly or not, you can always contact customer support.
Switch the device off when you’re not using it
An essential tip to keep your device in top condition is to use it only for the recommended time. It would be best if you treated an area for a max of three minutes only. Move on to the next area of treatment after the time is up. This is applicable to most devices. Turn the power of the device off after each session. If the LEDs stay on when not in use, it’ll affect the longevity of the device.
Properly clean your light therapy device
Knowing how to clean your LED device, like this one, properly is very crucial. If you’re planning on treating wrinkles or acne around your eyes, nose, and mouth using red light therapy, then cleanliness is absolutely essential. However, not being careful with cleaning products may cause electrical problems. It would be best if you were careful while managing to contact liquid with the LED lights. Most devices have a cleaning guide on the user guide, so make sure to check that out.
Crucial steps must be followed when cleaning a light therapy device.
While cleaning, make sure the device is switched off and is unplugged. While removing dust or other particles from the LED lights, make sure to use an air blower device (similar to air blowers used to clean computers). Don’t use liquids or damp clothes. The device’s exterior can be cleaned with a damp cloth or if you want to disinfect while cleaning, rubbing alcohol. After cleaning, use a clean towel or air dry the device. Make sure the device is completely dry before using it for treatment.
Sharing your Light therapy device
Many people wonder if they should be sharing their light therapy device with others. Well, the simple answer is, it depends. The important questions you should be asking are, what area will the other person be treating, and are you comfortable with the idea of sharing?
When it comes to oral care or lip care devices (products which go inside or near your mouth), we’re very sure you’re not going to be comfortable sharing them. However, an anti-aging device used to treat wrinkles on the skin is easier to use as it’s only used on the skin’s surface.
Most Spa’s or health professionals buy red light therapy devices that are used by many different people. If you have concerns about the cleanliness of the device, don’t hesitate to inquire.
When you’re investing in a product, you definitely want it to perform to its maximum limit. That’s why maintenance is key. Proper maintenance of your red light device will ensure you can efficiently use it for a long time.