You’ve likely seen the futuristic looking pictures of people getting facials that include LED (light emitting diode) therapy. They make for cool looking photos, but you may be wondering what exactly it does for your skin?
The benefits of LED Light Therapy run far and wide from smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, treating acne, reducing inflammation to helping diminish sun damage and scarring.
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy is a skincare treatment that uses different wavelengths of light, including red, blue and infrared to trigger the skin’s natural healing processes to repair the skin. It’s important to note that LED light therapy does not contain ultraviolet rays, meaning it is safe for regular use.
We love it because it’s a treatment that’s safe for all types and colors of skin. In order to get the biggest benefit, we typically use it as an add on to other facial services.
LED light therapy is noninvasive, so no recovery time is required. You should be able to continue with your everyday activities once your treatment is over. Minor results are expected right after your first session, but results are more noticeable once you've completed the recommended number of sessions as determined by your aesthetician.
What types of light are there and what do they do?
Blue light therapy penetrates the pores and eliminates bacteria. While some bacteria are helpful, others promote oil production which can cause acne and other skin imperfections.
It’s often used to treat:
Prevent or remove skin cancer
Excess oil production
Red light therapy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, accelerating skin repair. The result is the general reduction and reversal of fine lines and wrinkles along with firmer, plumper skin texture.
It’s often used to treat:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sun and age spots
Red Light LED Therapy is also a medically-approved treatment for rosacea.
What’s the Difference Between Red and Blue Light Therapy?
Red and blue light are at different wavelengths, and therefore have different effects on the skin. Where red light therapy stimulates collagen and reduces inflammatio, blue light therapy penetrates the pores and eliminates bacteria.
Can You Use Red and Blue Light Therapy Together?
Red light therapy and blue light therapy are often used together and complement one another.
Here are some of the skin conditions that red and blue light therapy, together, can treat:
Signs of aging, including age spots and wrinkles
Other skin conditions caused by inflammation
Questions? Ready to schedule an appointment? Call us at 817-361-1372.