LED light therapy has gained considerable popularity in recent years, which is not surprising as not only is this treatment really effective but it is also pleasant, reliable, safe, and targets a wide range of skin problems.
LED light therapy – Light-Emitting Diode, light that does not produce heat – can be used to fight acne and signs of aging, and help healing… In a nutshell, this treatment helps improve your skin and this, quite simply using the power of light and different wavelengths.
Masks and other LED gadgets are flourishing on the Internet… but which are different from the medical grade, CE-compliant LED I have at my practice.
Phototherapy & Photomodulation
Phototherapy uses light to treat specific conditions and even NASA has acknowledged its benefits. Indeed, light-emitting diodes (LED) were originally developed by NASA for experiments with growing plants in space. Studies then highlighted the positive action of infrared light on body tissue: it promotes wound healing and growth of human tissue. So its use in aesthetic medicine is not surprising, on the contrary, as LED light acts right at the heart of our cells. As it penetrates the skin, it triggers a biochemical reaction known as photobiomodulation.
Depending on the color, and therefore the wavelength(s) used, the LED light will act on certain aspects more than others.
The floods of benefits of LED light therapy
This completely non-invasive treatment stimulates and triggers the body’s natural cell processes to accelerate tissue rejuvenation and repair. Used regularly, LED light penetrates the skin at varying depths and triggers various reactions.
This gentle therapy is recommended for the skin’s radiance, rejuvenation, sun damage, and acne but is also ideal for reactive and sensitive skin: rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and other inflammatory dermatological disorders, for which topical treatments are not always very effective, are excellent indications! LED light therapy is ideal to soothe any irritated areas.
In the same way as HydraFacial skin cleansing, LED light also makes your skin really glow.
Finally, LED light facilitates healing making it an amazing ally after facial surgery but also body surgery. Our machine has an articulated arm that can adapt to the different areas of the body or after an injection session.
LED light therapy: how does it work?
Due to skin aging, free radicals, skin problems, or various traumas, the cells of our healthy skin find it increasingly difficult to renew normally.
With LED light therapy, the skin uses the (cold) light as a source of energy to feed and stimulate the repair and rejuvenation of the damaged cells. With acne treatment, it kills the bacteria that cause the condition.
The energy delivered precisely to the tissues stimulates blood circulation and the production of collagen and elastin, and accelerates tissue repair. More specifically, LED light stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy supplier of cells. In fact, LED light helps suffering cells and compensates their energy deficit.
The treatment is easy: you just have to lie down under the light panel and relax while the appliance does the work. A session lasts between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the protocol and your specific needs.
LED: a color for every problem
You have acne or dermatitis: blue light
The effect of blue light on acne was highlighted nearly 20 years ago. It targets the bacteria that cause acne (P. acnes) and its powerful antibacterial properties make it an ideal, gentle, non-irritant treatment to fight acne, whether mild or moderately severe. Furthermore, it helps reduce the production of sebum and prevents the appearance of new spots. Combined with red LED light, which penetrates the skin deeper, we can also improve healing and limit inflammation. For all these reasons, blue light is also indicated in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
Red light: anti-aging partner
All our cells have a specific vibrational frequency that slows with age. Red light acts like a pacemaker on skin cells and helps them recover their optimal vibrational frequency by rejuvenating them. Red light boosts cell energy and renewal, as well as skin hydration. It also reduces redness and inflammation while improving cell oxygenation and elimination of toxins. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and rejuvenates our cells.
Near IR (infrared) light
This wavelength penetrates the deepest into the skin, and more particularly the skin cell membranes. It increases the permeability of the cells and the absorption of nutrients, as well as cell communication. It also acts on the production of elastin fibers. The wavelength improves skin prone to pigmentation spots and is often combined with red light within the context of a rejuvenation protocol.
Medical LED: a versatile treatment
For all these rejuvenating properties, LED light therapy is ideal:
- As a pre-treatment, to prepare the skin, strengthen it, and help it react better to certain treatments (lasers, surgery…)
- Combined with other procedures within the context of a customized treatment plan to potentiate their effects (peels, mesotherapy, acne, hyperpigmentation…)
- As a maintenance treatment, with regular treatments to improve the quality of the skin with regard to all these aspects
- Post-treatment after an injection session (to soothe the skin, limit inflammation, prevent bruising) or a surgical procedure (lift for example).
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