LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy. Utilised on its own or after other cosmetic procedures, to trigger natural collagen production. Red light therapy targets aging concerns by penetrating the deeper layers of the skin and activating your collagen production. While Blue light therapy has an antibacterial effect on the surface layers of this skin assisting with acne. Both therapies help improve the appearance of your skin. Your Dentist will prescribe the correct light treatment plan for your skin’s needs.
LED Light therapy is different to laser, in that is does not cause any damage to the skin surface. LED light therapy bypasses the harsh step of damaging the outer layer of skin, and skips straight to stimulating regeneration by penetrating the skin’s surface. Both Blue & Red LED light treatments are completely pain free, and can even be performed on your lunch break.
Red Light Therapy: works by producing a biochemical effect in the cells that strengthens the mitochondria (where the cells energy is created) This allows the energy carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to be increased when exposed to Red LED light therapy. With more energy, the cells can function more efficiently and rejuvenate themselves, as well as repair damage. This is why Red light therapy can also be useful in the treatment of acne scarring and rosacea.
Blue Light Therapy: stimulates free radical oxygen which is toxic to acne-causing bacteria. The blue light kills the bacteria on the skin, alleviating symptoms of inflammatory and cystic acne.