Any skin or body treatment requires careful research, as you want to take good care of yourself. This applies to LED devices as well. There are many light therapy options for beauty and pain treatment available, but you need to go with the best device for your needs. And once you have that device, it’s important to take care of it to ensure safety, cleanliness, and long-term effectiveness.
Hopefully, if you are reading this article, you have a reVive Light Therapy®️ or dpl®️ product at home and want to learn more about the daily maintenance of these devices — or maybe you’re doing research before investing in light therapy.
Maintenance and device care are key to make the best out of your investment in LED products. We’ve explained before how to get the most out of your device. Now, we want to emphasize how you clean and store it after use will make a huge difference in how long it lasts. Here are some easy ways to care for your light therapy device.
Understand How Your Light Therapy Device Works
When you understand how your light therapy device works, you know how to properly use it and what to expect from it. This knowledge will not only perfect your beauty or pain management routine, allowing you to make the most of your device but also help with maintenance and care. To learn more about your device, read the guide that comes with it or the FAQs, or contact the manufacturer for information.
What If All the Lights Aren’t On?
At some point while using a light therapy device, you may notice that not all the lights are lit. This is perfectly normal. Some wavelengths of light, such as infrared, are not visible to the human eye, but it doesn’t mean they’re not working. In case you have questions or aren’t sure about the lights working on your device, you can always reach out to customer service.
Turn Off the Device When Not In Use
The simplest way to take care of your device to use it for the recommended time. With most devices, you should treat an area for three minutes. While using the device, keep it in place. Once the time is up, move on to the next area to continue the treatment. Power down the device after each session. Leaving the LEDs on while not in use can be bad for product maintenance.
How to Clean Your Light Therapy Device
When it comes to taking care of your LED device, how you clean it is crucial. Cleanliness ensures a sanitary treatment experience, which is especially important for treating acne or wrinkles around the nose, mouth, or eyes. But a misstep with cleaning products could also lead to electrical issues. You need to be careful managing the contact of any liquids with the lights. Our devices come with clear instructions that detail the cleaning process, so you’ll always have that information handy for reference.
Steps to follow when cleaning your light therapy device include:
- Make sure the device is turned off and unplugged.
- When removing particles and dust from the LED lights, don’t use any liquids or damp cloths. Instead, use an air blower device (like a blow dryer or the air duster used to clean keyboards).
- The exterior part of the device can be cleaned using a damp cloth or rubbing alcohol; alcohol is better since it disinfects germs.
- Air-dry the device, or use a clean towel, and make sure the device is completely dry before using it again.
Can I Share My Device with Others?
To share or not to share a light therapy device, a question we receive on an ongoing basis. The answer to this depends on various factors: the device and the area it is intended to treat and how comfortable you feel about sharing. Sharing a personal product you use regularly is a decision only you can make.
Before making a decision about this, think about the device. If we are talking about an oral care device, which goes inside your mouth, you’ll prefer to not share it. The same applies to a product for lip care.
However, something like an anti-aging device, designed to treat wrinkles in the face, neck, chest, hands, and back, is a little easier to share because it is only used on the surface of the skin.
Some people invest in our light therapy devices because they own a spa or are a health professional that offers light therapy as part of their services. In cases like these, you know you are using a device that has been used by another person before. If you have any concerns about the cleaning procedures followed before they are used on you, don’t hesitate to ask for more clarification.
If you have any additional questions about our products and how they work, you can always reach out to Customer Service.