What is LED Therapy?
Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy uses a non-heating light source to stimulate biological functions within the skin. Essentially it enables the skin to heal itself by promoting circulation and healthy functioning, without causing any inflammation or adverse side effects.
The treatment involves no discomfort or down time and can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to enhance their results.
LED Light enables us to deliver specific colours or wavelengths of light to:
- Reduce inflammation and sensitivity
- Help the skin heal
- Treat acne by regulating oil flow and reducing unwanted bacteria
- Increase collagen and elastin
- Improve overall skin tone and texture
How Does LED Work?
Different structures in the skin absorb different wavelengths of LED light. This light energy results in increased cellular activity & ATP production, the compound which drives healthy cell functioning.
Usually around 8 -10 treatments are required over a 4-week period.
Our LED treatments use different coloured light to produce a specific response within the skin:
Blue Light: Kills acne bacteria.
The blue wavelengths have powerful anti-bacterial properties that cleanse and purify. It stimulates production of oxygen radicals that kill P. acnes bacteria but without causing any damage to your skin.
In more severe acne cases, we may recommend photodynamic therapy, a more aggressive anti-acne treatment involving a topical preparation, combined with LED light therapy
Red Light: Rejuvenating and Healing
Red light is good for all skin types. It rejuvenates the skin by improving blood flow and increasing collagen production. It doesn’t just leave the skin looking younger, but makes it feel younger deep down by stimulating collagen formation. Red light will also decrease redness, is anti-inflammatory and enhance wound healing.
Red light is often used to enhance the effects of other treatments and speed healing after more aggressive treatments such as laser resurfacing.
Infrared stimulates blood circulation, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pores and improves overall appearance of the complexion.
Recommended treatments: 8 to 10 sessions, twice weekly.