What is LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy, developed by NASA, has been around for a long time and is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin therapy. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimise acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.
There is a Light to Suit Everyone
With the longest rays on the visible light spectrum, red is the best choice when it comes to stimulating collagen production, while the slightly shorter green light helps reduce and even out hyperpigmentation caused by ageing and UV exposure.
If you’ve ever suffered from acne you may be well versed in the benefits of blue light; these rays are the ones with potent anti-bacterial properties making them a good option to decongest and purify problem skin.
If you're lucky enough not to have any skin issues don’t rule out LED Therapy, as it's great combined with other treatments or can be used on its own as a maintenance procedure to keep your skin in tip top condition and allow topical products to work harder and more effectively.
Keep Your Skin in Tip Top Condition
The great news is that LED therapy is painless. Other than a slight tingling sensation and ‘a nice warmth which can feel relaxing’, most patients don’t feel a thing. Happily, this inexpensive treatment is effective, short and sweet is the name of the game too and you can expect to be treated in 30 minutes. Following a thorough consultation, makeup is removed and the LED canopy, which does not touch the face, is placed over the client’s face and the appropriate wavelength selected. Best of all, because it relies on a natural process there’s no downtime to consider, so it’s perfect for a little lunchtime rejuvenation.
LED light therapy is suitable for everyone EXCEPT those sensitive to light. Those people, for example who suffer from epilepsy).
Instant and Long Lasting Results
Following treatment your face will have a glow. Your own body will then take over and get to work and within a couple of days you will see results. Tighter pores, even skin tone and colour, a fresher complexion. If treating acne less inflammation and redness and minimised breakouts.
This is a great standalone treatment and can be carried out daily. It’s also a great add-on treatment to dermaplaning, chemical peels, mesotherapy, Microneedling, etc.
There is science to back up the benefits of light therapy. It is known to boost vitamin D and Serotonin levels, making it a potent mood-booster as well as a skin saviour.
Light Therapy for Anti-ageing
As we all know, as we age the cells keeping us young and healthy eventually start to decline, aiding in the ageing process.
Some of us opt for botox and fillers, but not everyone likes the idea of botox or fillers and would rather try something less invasive. Red light is ideal. It penetrates down to the dermis and works on the skin at a cellular level, hence why it’s great for reducing signs of ageing.
What are the benefits of red light therapy in anti-ageing?
- Boost your skin cells. Stimulate enzymes to boost cell turnover, increasing circulation and improving overall skin health.
- Smooth wrinkles. Increased production of collagen and elastin, firm and smooth the skin giving a youthful appearance.
- Even skin tone. The red light therapy repairs cells to diminish discoloration.
- Reduces photodamage. Using red light therapy after sun exposure reduces the cellular damage caused by the harmful UV rays, thus will also help prevent signs of ageing typically caused by sun damage.
Light Therapy for Acne
Blue light penetrates just to the surface of the skin and it mainly targets bacteria on the surface. Blue light is therefore excellent for killing off the main acne causing bacteria before it gets any deeper into the skin. Blue light therapy treatments are very effective at reducing acne and breakouts for this very reason.
Furthermore, the blue LED has shown to reduce the amount of oil secreted by reducing the size of the sebaceous ducts. This therefore makes it a great treatment for oily and acne prone skin. The blue LED also works to reduce inflammation within the skin reducing any redness caused by acneic lesions, but can also be beneficial for conditions such as eczema.
Blue LED Light Therapy teamed with Microneedling or a suitable chemical peel and really helps to refine the complexion and improve the textural imperfections in the skin
Light Therapy for Rosacea
Light therapy can help in the treatment of rosacea and is non-invasive and there are no known side effects.
Light therapy is an excellent way to help maintain and control symptoms.
Calming and Healing
Red LED light therapy works to speed up your body’s healing process and in turn helps to reduce bruises and redness. This is a great add-on treatment ,especially Microneedling and chemical peels for instance as they speed up the healing process, bruises and redness subside quicker and this reduces the downtime.
Next time you have one of these treatments consider for LED light therapy afterwards.