LED & Red Light Therapy Before & After Results

June 16, 2021 LED & Red Light Therapy Before & After Results

When considering using LED red light therapy, some of the most commonly asked questions are: Does LED red light therapy really work? And what kind of results should I expect? Everyone wants to see LED light therapy before and after photos showing great results and happy users. You can click over to our Results page to see some great Celluma before and after photos, but let’s talk a little bit about how to get those amazing results for yourself. 


Step 1: Consistency is Key

One of the first things you will notice in the Celluma before and after photos is that each of these individuals went into this with a plan for using their Celluma led light therapy device. Think of it like a diet and exercise routine. If you adhere to a diet one week but eat whatever you want the next, you probably aren’t going to see great results. Just like going to the gym and exercising on a regular basis is the key to staying healthy, regular use of your Celluma will get you better long term results. 

Let’s take a look at the first set of photos showing the before and after results of those looking to diminish under eye wrinkles and fine lines around the nose and mouth. Both of these people had a plan and used Celluma 3 times a week for 4 weeks to get the results they were looking for. Sticking to a routine protocol is really going to help you get the Celluma before and after results you seek. 

And with their shape taking and innovative design, Celluma LED light therapy devices give you the convenience and flexibility to take your treatments just about anywhere. Talk to your esthetic professional today or reach out to one of our dedicated clinical specialists so you can get the before and after results you’ve always wanted.

LED Light Therapy Before and After Wrinkles



The woman in this photo had a microneedling treatment. In the before photo, notice the redness of her skin, the irritation and inflammation that is visible on her forehead and cheeks. The second photo was taken after one 30-minute Celluma red light therapy treatment. Notice how the redness in the forehead is reduced and the fine lines around the nose and mouth have diminished. Even the puffiness under the eyes is now gone after just one treatment.

Bruising & Wound Healing

The before photo here shows a pronounced and recent bruise on the side of the knee. The after photo shows the same bruise after just one 30-minute Celluma red light therapy treatment with no other modality used.

In the next set of photos, you see a severely bruised and cut top of the hand. In the after photo, notice how much the coloring improves and the cuts diminish in size after just one 30-minute Celluma red light therapy treatment with no other modality used.

In the final set of photos, you see a bit of a different scenario. This set of photos illustrates the lasting results found with red light therapy treatments. The after photo shows the same bruised arm 20 hours after one 30-minute Celluma red light therapy treatment with no other modality used.

Studies have shown that red light therapy can accelerate tissue repair, decrease wound size, accelerate the resolution of erythema, accelerate wound closure and prevent dehiscence¹.

Step 2: Great Before and After Photos Showcasing Your LED Light Therapy

If you are a professional esthetician, or even if you just want a reminder of how much your skin has improved, seriously consider the following suggestions to get the absolute best before and after photos. As a professional, having powerful before and after photos can help you highlight the treatments you excel in so you can get increased referrals and more happy clients.

LED Light Therapy for Acne Before and After

The first suggestion is to make sure you have the right photography equipment at your disposal. If you have access to a quality digital camera with a 105mm lens, then you are in great shape. However, not all of us are so committed to photography that we have this kind of camera at our fingertips. Fortunately, smart phones have excellent quality cameras so just make sure you are using the same smart phone camera for all of your photos so you can maintain consistency.

The next thing to keep in mind is the lighting. For the best results, believe it not, you don’t want to use a built-in flash. It’s important to keep the light source away from your subject so you can create softer light and actually get a much clearer photo. At minimal cost, you can purchase basic photography lamps, a ring light, or an umbrella that is black on the outside and silver on the inside. You want to shoot the photo through the umbrella toward the subject. This helps you achieve ambient lighting instead of the harsher direct light, for clearer images with a softer shadow. Experts also recommend using a room with no windows or use black window coverings. For high quality pictures, consider purchasing dedicated Before & After photo editing software. There are a lot of options out there depending on your needs and this type of software will actually let you compare images side-by-side.

Now that you have your equipment and lighting figured out, it’s time to start prepping your subject. First, you need to get your client/patient’s consent to use their before and after photos. Make sure you have a simple consent form created and have your client give consent by signing the form. Most people are very excited to showcase their amazing results!

thirty minutes before and after red light therapy

When taking facial pictures, make sure the skin is clean and all makeup, creams, and jewelry are removed. Ask clients to maintain a neutral expression with their eyes open but without smiling or stretching the skin too much. Hair should be pulled back away from the face either with a head band or by tying it back into a bun or pony tail. Take at least one picture of the entire face. Before posting the photo, cover the eyes and remind them, no smiling (it can stretch the skin!).

When taking photographs of the body, clients/patients should wear the same clothes for each photo session so people don’t think the photos have been altered. Ask them to wear something comfortable and loose so as not to leave any pressure marks on the skin, but make sure it is a solid color (no patterns!). Make sure the clothing doesn’t cover any part of the treated area. When photographing the groin or bikini area, make sure the patient is wearing black or dark underwear, or you can also purchase disposable and non-transparent paper underwear. Another important step is to make sure the position is consistent, the photo was taken in the same location, and the body is positioned in the exact same way in each photo. Measure and mark the distance between the camera and patient/client, and take note for future shots.

Consistent Protocols and Accurate Records

As professionals, take care to be as realistic as possible when showing new clients your before and after images.  It’s important that the client’s hopes remain realistic and that their expectations fall within the scope of your practice and style. We know that results can vary dramatically depending on a variety of factors including age, choice of protocols and aesthetic modalities, inherent health of the individual and severity of the condition to be treated and even financial implications.

If it is your intention to include LED light therapy treatments within an anti-aging, acne, hair restoration or pain management program then start building a suitable portfolio by taking quality before and after photos.  Keep a record of your exact program and protocols used, treatment durations, etc. so it is more easily repeatable in the future.

Including LED Light therapy treatments on your menu of services is an excellent way to showcase your expertize, build confidence in your practice, generate repeat customers, increase referrals and increase revenue generation. Now get snap happy!



  1. The effects of LED emissions on sternotomy incision repair after myocardial revascularization: a randomized double-blind study with follow-upRauirys Alencar de Oliveira & Gilderlene Alves Fernandes & Andréa Conceição Gomes Lima & Antônio Dib Tajra Filho & Raimundo de Barros Araújo Jr. & Renata Amadei Nicolau Received: 2 August 2013 /Accepted: 25 November 2013 Springer-Verlag London 2013
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