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.

Frequently asked questions

Cosmetic LED treatment, also known as LED light therapy, is a non-invasive skincare procedure that utilises specific wavelengths of light to target various skin concerns. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. During the treatment, different coloured LED lights are applied to the skin, each with its specific benefits. The lights penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating cellular activity and promoting collagen production. This helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and address issues such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation.
Yes, cosmetic LED treatment is safe for all skin types and tones. The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and does not produce heat, making it suitable for sensitive skin as well. LED light therapy works by utilising specific wavelengths of light that target specific skin concerns, rather than relying on heat or chemicals. It is a non-ablative treatment, meaning it does not damage the skin's surface. However, it is still advisable to consult with a skincare professional to ensure that LED treatment is appropriate for your specific skin condition and concerns.
A typical cosmetic LED treatment session usually lasts around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the specific protocol and area being treated. The number of recommended sessions can vary depending on individual needs and desired outcomes. While some people may notice improvements after just one session, a series of treatments is usually recommended to achieve optimal results. Your skincare professional will assess your skin and recommend a personalised treatment plan, which may include multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart. Consistency and adherence to the recommended treatment plan are key to achieving the best possible results.

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