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Light Therapy Treatments - Everything You Need To Know About LED Skin Treatments

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. A course of treatments offers corrective and long-lasting results, although you’ll be able to see a difference after the first session. Light therapy is also particularly calming, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed.

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.

We use LED in every single facial. We start with the cleaning of the skin which includes a brightening peel and extractions if needed. We then go onto the advanced side of the facial and finish with a full session (20 minutes) of LED.

What types of light are there and what do they do?

Blue Light

This is a powerful antibacterial properties for the treatment of acne without irritation, reduces oil production, prevents future breakout and offers a UV-free alternative for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

Red Light

This increases natural hydration levels, reduced redness and inflammation, shrinks the appearance of pores, regulates oil production, improves circulation, accelerates skin repair as is a medically-approved treatment for rosacea. Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, it increases cell permeability and absorption, smooths lines and wrinkles, improves elasticity, and accelerates wound healing.

Orange Light

This shade is effective in the treatment of skin issues involving redness. Orange is used to flush waste from the skin. It revitalises the skin, reducing any swelling and increasing radiance. It will boost lymphatic flow, increase cellular growth and aid in the production of new skin cells. This treatment is perfect for your sunspots.

What skin types should try light therapy?

Light therapy is good for all skin types, literally everyone, and incredible for rosacea.

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.

Source : UK ELLE Magazine

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