What is LED Light Therapy?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. The light given off comes in different wavelengths (denoted by color), all of which offer unique therapeutic benefits. This therapy, developed by NASA to aid Navy Seals in wound healing and muscle regeneration, is being utilized in aesthetic practices. LED light therapy has many purposes which include anti-aging, treatment of acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, bruising and to reduce inflammation in general.
How does Light Therapy work?
Our skin and tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy, similar to the way plants absorb energy from the UV rays emitted by the sun. Unlike plants, however, we are unable to safely absorb sunlight without causing damage to our skin. By emitting UV-free beneficial light rays, this treatment helps to energize cells while simultaneously stimulates the body’s natural ability to regenerate cells and build new proteins. LED Light Therapy offers both immediate results as well as cumulative results, both of which can help support and maintain results from other services.
Immediate results include
- Increased blood circulation
- Reduction of inflammation
- Accelerated healing
- Minimized appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles
- Toned skin
- May promote better product absorption
- A radiant glow
- Repairing and rebuilding collagen and elastin
- Improved cellular function
Red LED Light Therapy
Red LED Light Therapy combines advanced red and infrared lights to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and encourage deeper product absorption. By penetrating the epidermal layer of the skin, the Red LED Light also stimulates collagen and elastin to prevent the early signs of aging and restore an overall radiant, healthy glow. The Red Light is FDA-cleared to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Because of the increased circulation, oxygen and nutrients are delivered directly to the tissues in need of repair. This wavelength is also used to diminish bruising and swelling and accelerate the healing process.
What does the treatment entail?
The treatment itself lasts 20 minutes, during which time your face will be situated under a panel of warm, bright lights. Protective eyewear is used during treatment to protect your eyes.
Who should not have an LED treatment?
Women who are or could be pregnant should seek approval from their physician before undergoing a new treatment of any kind. Patients being treated with Accutane should discontinue its use for 6 months prior to an LED treatment. Those with an extreme sensitivity to light or who suffer from migraines brought on by bright light should exercise caution. Anyone currently taking photosensitizing drugs, have any suspicious or possibly cancerous lesions and anyone with epilepsy should consult with their physician prior to this treatment.