LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy

What is LED light therapy?

Light therapy is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It is a natural photo biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. Over the past 40 years, extensive research has shown that light in the red and infrared spectrum effects at least 24 positive changes at a cellular level. NASA’s space program has proven that LED light therapy (near-infrared) promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. The energy delivered by the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) enhances cellular metabolism and accelerates the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells. The energy also stimulates the production of collagen – the foundation of a healthy and smooth skin.

How does the treatment work?

Different light wavelengths impact the skin differently. The skin cells and tissues have unique adsorptions of specific wavelengths. For example, skin layers absorb red light easily because of their high fluid (blood and water) content. The red and infrared wavelengths have similar therapeutic effects. When the red and infrared wavelengths penetrate the skin, they are absorbed by the skin cells and tissues, which results in more rapid cellular metabolism and increased collagen production. As a result, skin texture, skin tone and elastin may be improved with a series of treatment. Another example, P. acnes is known as the causative agent of acne. Porphryin, a compound generated by the P. acnes bacteria, is photosensitive and reacts to 405-440nm (blue) light. The blue light hand piece emits 420nm blue light to target the acne bacteria.

Benefits of LED light therapy

  • Increase angiogenesis & circulation

  • Increase the rate of cellular metabolism

  • Increase lymphatic system activity

  • Regenerate aging or sun damaged skin

  • Increase fibroblast proliferation

  • increased production of collagen & elastin

Are there any side effects?

No. LED light therapy is non-ablative, non-invasive and painless with absolutely no downtime.  LED Light Therapy is beneficial after a Hydrafacial MD treatment as it gives another added enhancement and seals in all nourishing serums.

So what are the results?

RED LED light is used to improve the appearance of skin firmness and resilience. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, smoother skin, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging.

 

BLUE LED helps eliminate the bacteria from the skin and decreases the inflammation associated with the red pimples seen in acne.  Blue LED light therapy is an alternative for patients who do not respond well to antibiotic therapy or who develop problematic side effects.

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