Can LED lights really lead to better skin? According to some, yes. An LED facial, Color Light Therapy, uses four clinically proven wavelengths of UV-free LED lights that claims to boost collagen production and treat existing acne. Sounds miraculous, but it could also be too good to be true. Amber (said to build new collagen and elastin), Red (said to reduce inflammation and promote circulation), Blue (said to destroy acne-causing bacteria) and Infrared (said to accelerate skin recovery). Now the most popular wavelength on led therapy lights are red and infrared.
We typically don’t associate facials with LED lights. Many people are fight against blemishes, acne scars, and dark circles, and they would like to try something new, try a facial that doesn’t heavily rely on harsh chemicals, but on light.
LED light therapy is a painless, relaxing, non-invasive skin-care treatment that has multiple benefits—particularly stimulating collagen and treating mild to moderate acne.
LED treatments work by using an array of bright light-emitting diodes that send low-level light energy into the deeper layers of the skin. Red light LED stimulates cellular activity, including the fibro blasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. That helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, it’s a gentler, more natural, less expensive way to go.
LED light therapy treatments are a good choice for people who want to boost collagen or treat mild to moderate acne. Unlike IPL or laser treatments, LED treatments carry no risk of burning. An IPL treatment delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device and can be uncomfortable, even painful. LED treatments are actually very soothing.
What you need know about LED light therapy ?
Whether you are going in-salon or trying it at home, here are something you need to know about Light Therapy for your skin.
- What is light therapy?
LED therapy is a non-invasive hand and facial treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin. It’s recommended for skin rejuvenation, sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scarring as well as anyone looking to restore skin’s radiance.
- What does light therapy do?
LED Light Therapy is great in every single facial to calm any areas of irritation and it’s also brilliant at brightening the skin.
When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles.
- How does light therapy work?
LED Light Therapy uses colour wavelengths of visible light which have specific skin benefits. As a result of ageing, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally.
The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells, or, in the case of treating acne, kill bacteria. The energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair. During the treatment, you’ll simply lie underneath a light screen while the device does all the work.
- What skin types should try light therapy?
Light Therapy is good for all skin types, literally everyone.
- Does light therapy hurt?
No, LED Light Therapy is completely non-invasive and does not hurt. All you’ll feel is a tiny bit of warmth.
- Can you get a tan from light therapy?
Nope! Light Therapy doesn’t use UV light so there’s no risk of tanning whatsoever.
- How often should use the light therapy?
There are few immediate changes to skin, as change occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, best results are achieved over an 8 – 12 week period.
It is recommended to start with a commitment of 15 minutes, which is the maximum time in our Red Therapy Light, at least 3-5 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks. Then you should use the Red Therapy light at least 2-3 times per week for the following 4-12 weeks, and finally 1-2 times per week to maintain your desired skin results.