What is an LED Light Therapy Facial?
LED Phototherapy 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 as well as anyone looking to restore skin’s radiance.
What does light therapy do?
LED light therapy is a safe and effective treatment that causes a natural reaction and likened to the photosynthesis of a plant, triggering the body to convert light energy to cell energy. We recommend the use of the mask as an extra cost to all your aesthetic treatments, such as our Dermaplaning, Chemical peel and Micro-Needling courses. The treatment is quick and painless with no downtime and has a great calming effect on the skin.
The LED (light-emitting diode) lights stimulate our cells and kick-start many processes which help rejuvenate the skin. First, LED therapy stimulates cells called fibroblasts which produce collagen. It also slows down the production of enzymes which break down collagen and make older skin lose its elasticity. The LED light therapy also speeds up the cell production, making skin regenerate faster which in turn creates fresher-looking complexions.
We use the mask with the LED light therapy, has specific wavelengths to penetrate the skin at varying depths to cause a specific response.
What are the benefits of Light Therapy
The light absorbed by the skin energises cells to give beneficial improvement by:
- Produces & stimulates collagen, elastin and brighten the skin rejuvenation
- Improves Skin Elasticity, texture and tone
- Increases Blood Circulation
- Increases Oxygen Levels
- Increases collagen synthesis
- Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases hydration naturally
- Calming redness & healing the skin after other aesthetic treatments
- Reduces breakouts and problem skin & prevent future breakouts killing bacteria
- Regulates the sebum production in the skin
- Targets multiple skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, rosacea, sacring
- Helps improve the sun damage/photo-ageing of the skin
The wavelengths are chosen depending on the skin type and condition you are treating. The wavelength is important because certain wavelengths are required to activate certain receptors in the cell. A good example of this is acne. The bacteria are that are associated with acne absorb blue light strongly, which causes a natural chemical response that kills the bacteria. If we used green light, for example, then nothing would happen because the bacteria will not absorb the green wavelengths of light.
The benefits on the skin are shown by the light absorption effectively helping the treatment in;
- Skin rejuvenation toning, tightening and texturing
- Post care healing
- Wrinkles reduction
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 naturally.
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.
What types of light are there and what do they do?
Red light is one the most used colours in LED therapy because it is known to improve circulation, fine lines, and wrinkles. It targets inflammation, and can help tackle acne and rosacea. Aging and sun damaged skin can also benefit from red light.
Blue is also a popular choice for LED therapy. This hue kills bacteria, even the bacteria that lives deep in your skin that causes acne. It also leaves the good bacteria behind, and helps tighten your skin. It is often paired with red light to Amber Light
Amber is known to stimulate elastin and collagen in your skin, and gives you that natural glow. If scars are an area of concern for you, amber may be the way to go.
Go green if you’re looking to treat pigmentation issues, or even out skin discoloration. Green LED leads to a brighter complexion, and has a calming effect, combat acne and heal your skin.
What happens when you mix red and blue LED light? You get purple of course, and all of the effects of both colours combined. You might want to give purple a try if you’re looking to treat acne or deal with signs of premature aging.
What skin types should try light therapy?
Light Therapy is good for all skin types.
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.