LED Light Therapy
Technology to repair your skin
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.
If you’re new to LED light treatment, you might be curious about what the different colours imply. Different colours of LED lights used in therapy have different benefits. But what are the different colours of light and their skin-related advantages? Why is LED ever utilised in skincare in the first place? The most commonly used in our practice are Red, Blue and Green light.
Utilised on its own or after other cosmetic procedures, to trigger natural collagen production. Red light therapy targets ageing concerns by penetrating the deeper layers of the skin and activating your collagen production. Blue light therapy has an antibacterial effect on the surface layers of this skin assisting with acne. Green light has calming, anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the skin.
Assist your skin’s regeneration
Each therapy helps 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. All LED light treatments are completely pain free, and can even be performed on your lunch break.
Red Light Therapy
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.
Green Light Therapy
Green light Penetrates further past the epidermis and reaches the papillary dermis layer in the skin. This colour light has a calming effect on the skin with anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe irritated skin. In addition, this light can assist in lightning hyperpigmentation, brightening and evening the complexion. Sometimes this light is used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to reduce redness and assist healing.
Purple Light Therapy
The purple light is a combination of red and blue lights. More than just a pretty light it can assist with increasing cell regeneration and renewal.
It is also helpful in reducing redness and facial inflammation. This light is often used to help eliminate acne-causing bacteria and reduce appearance of acne-related scars
Cyan Light Therapy
This light is essentially a Combination of blue and green lights. It penetrates deeper into the skin layers and is used to reduces acne and pigment stains. It may assist in reducing swollen capillaries. It is great for reducing skin irritation and can be used to help with healing sun damage and inflammation.
Blue Light Therapy
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.
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