LED Light Therapy is based on important research by NASA showing that certain frequencies of light significantly increase new tissue growth, stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This breakthrough technology does not use heat or any kind of “invasive” process, but triggers the body to convert light energy into cell energy without thermal heat.
LED light therapy is non-invasive, causes no inflammation, and requires no special post-treatment procedures. It is an effective treatment for aging skin as well as an aid for particular conditions such as Rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions. Potential benefits of Red LED Light Therapy include: Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, reduction of age spots and sun damage, increase in collagen, reduction of overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. The Blue LED Light attacks PP-9, producing singlet oxygen. This form of oxygen is very toxic to the bacteria that cause acne therefore decreasing acne drastically with absolutely no downtime.
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of age spots and sun damage
- Increase in collagen
- Reduction of overall redness
- Flushing and dilated capillaries
- Reduction in Rosacea
- Aids in decreasing and healing acne
LED Light Therapy FAQ’s
How soon will I see results?Many patients report subtle changes after their first session, including softer, smoother skin and improved skin tone and color. However depending on your skin care goals, a session of 6-8 treatments, over the span of 4 weeks, is usually recommended for optimal results. Many people like to continue with an occasional maintenance LED treatment once their session is complete.
How often should I receive a treatment?The number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results will vary depending on the patient’s needs. Typically, treatments are scheduled once or twice a week, with at least 72 hours between treatments, until results are achieved.
How are LED skincare treatments different from laser treatments?Unlike lasers, LED lights do not heat the patient’s tissue, so there is no discomfort during LED therapy. Also, LED skincare machines use light with a longer wavelength, which permeates deeper levels of tissue. And whereas lasers deliver a precise, pinpointed light, LED light can be applied to the entire face during a treatment.
What is it like to receive an LED light therapy treatment?The process is VERY relaxing for most. Once you lay down, your technician will place goggles over your eyes before putting the LED light panel above your face. Once the treatment begins, you will be receiving one (or several) different spectrums of light for 20 minutes. It is important to stay sufficiently hydrated when utilizing LED, as it can stimulate a cleansing response, and on occasion make you feel a bit extra thirsty.
How does it work?The energy delivered by the red light emitting diodes (LEDs) enhances cellular metabolism. This in turn stimulates the body to build new collagen, increases circulation, and improves the functioning of the lymphatic system. The result is younger, healthier looking skin.
Is there proof that this technology works?Clinical studies, scientific and medical research, independent testing and patient testimonials exist to prove the efficacy of Light-Therapy. Research conducted by NASA’s space program has proven that near-infrared LED light therapy promotes wound healing and human tissue growth.
Is this technology approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety and efficacy?
Yes. LED light-therapy has been FDA approved for applications such as skin rejuvenation, acne, wound healing and pain management.
Are there any adverse effects from this treatment?No. This treatment has no adverse reactions and no down-time. LED-emitting devices are classified by the FDA as possessing “non-significant risk” due to the fact that they are completely safe and possess no possibility of harm from over-exposure.
Is the LED Facial for everyone?While almost everyone can benefit from the use of light therapy, these treatments will have the greatest impact on skin with sluggish metabolism and slow cellular activity showing visible signs of aging. Contraindications for light therapy include pregnancy and epilepsy, photo-allergy, and medications that cause light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline). Also, if you are currently taking steroids or cortisone injections, you should not receive light therapy.