What is LED light therapy?
LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin.In the 1990s, NASA began studying LED’s effects in promoting wound healing in astronauts by helping cells and tissues grow.Today, dermatologists and estheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues. Skin specialists often use LED light therapy together with other treatments, such as creams, ointments and facials, to give you the best results.You can also buy an array of at-home devices that use LED light therapy, including LED masks.
What does LED light therapy do?
LED light therapy helps treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions, including Eczema, Hair loss, Mild to moderate acne, Psoriasis, Rough, scaly, precancerous spots on the skin (actinic keratosis), Rosacea, Sun damage, Wounds. and Wrinkles.
Are there different kinds of LED light therapy?
LED light therapy uses various wavelengths that correspond to different visible colours. Each colour penetrates the skin at different depths.
Blue light affects the uppermost layer of your skin, Yellow light penetrates deeper, Red light travels further into your skin and Near-infrared light penetrates the deepest.
Different LED colours do different things, Red LED light therapy may reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for younger-looking skin that diminishes with age and Blue LED light therapy may destroy acne-causing bacteria.
During treatment, we may use a combination of lights to treat your specific issue.
Does LED light therapy actually work?
Research suggests that LED light therapy can help reduce and improve some skin conditions and issues. To see improvement in your skin, though, you need to have regular treatments.
In-clinic LED light therapy uses more powerful strengths than at-home devices, which makes it more effective. With LED masks and other portable devices, you likely won’t see dramatic anti-ageing or acne-reducing results. You might experience subtle improvements in your skin’s appearance, though.
What doesn’t LED light therapy treat?
LED light therapy doesn’t help with Acne cysts, Blackheads or Whiteheads
How long does it take for LED light therapy to work?
To see significant benefits, you typically need to have a series of in-clinic treatments. You may need treatment each week for about 4 weeks. Then you might need maintenance treatments every month or every few months.
Who should not have LED light therapy?
LED light therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone, including people who:
· Take certain medications that increase their sensitivity to sunlight, such as isotretinoin and lithium.
· Have a history of certain conditions, including skin cancer and inherited eye diseases.
What happens before LED light therapy?
Before an LED treatment session you need to have a clean, makeup-free face, therefore we offer this as an add-on or stand-alone treatment to our Facials, Aqua Facial & Micro Needling Treatments, you will need to wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from the bright lights.
What happens during LED light therapy @ Flux Skin?
After putting on your goggles, lie on your back as your aesthetics practitioner places the LED light therapy device above your face. Lie still and relax during the entire treatment as the device works. The treatment usually lasts about 15-30 minutes.
LED light therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment. During treatment, you might feel some warmth but no discomfort.
What happens after LED light therapy?
Following LED light therapy, you can return to your regular activities with one exception: Stay out of the sun for several days and apply extra sunscreen, SPF50 as a minimum.