1.What is LED therapy?LED light therapy works to increase the skin’s wound healing response due to the promotion of collagen and elastin synthesis. It further prevents breakouts due to its anti-bacterial benefits, promotes an even skin tone, reduces inflammation and erythema in a sensitised skin, and can be used together with any advanced facial protocol such as Microneedling, Laser, IPL and Chemical Peeling.
LED Light therapy provides the Skin Care Professional with a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment tool that delivers customisable results without any downtime. Furthermore the light emitted from the LED masque is non-thermal and does not contain any harmful UVA/UVB rays; therefore it does not negatively impact the skin.2.How it works?LED light therapy has an established history of skin uses. The U.S. Navy SEALs began using it in the 1990s to help heal wounds quickly and to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues.
Since then, the treatment has been researched for different situations in aesthetics. It’s mainly noted for increasing collagen and tissues. All of which can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of damage from:
* age spots
There are different frequencies, or wavelengths, used with LED light treatment. These include red and blue light frequencies,which don’t contain ultraviolet rays and are readily absorbed into the skin.
3. What to expect after therapy?
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.
In-office LED light therapy requires up to 10 sessions or more, each spaced out about a week apart. You may start to see minor results after your first session. Results will be more dramatic and noticeable once you’ve finished all of your treatments.
Even after you’ve achieved the recommended number of sessions, your results aren’t permanent.
As your skin cells turn over, you may lose some collagen and start to see signs of aging again. You may also start to see acne breakouts. This is why it’s recommended that you go back for maintenance treatments every few months or as recommended by your provider.
Home LED light therapy treatments aren’t as dramatic because the light frequencies aren’t as high. You should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
* Unlike other types of light therapy, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays. Therefore, they’re safe for regular use.
* LED light therapy doesn’t cause burns compared to other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. It may be safe for all skin colors and types.
* You shouldn’t use LED light therapy if you take Accutane for acne or if you’re experiencing skin rashes.
* Side effects are rare, but may include increased inflammation, redness, and rashes.
* Office procedures take 20 minutes at a time. You’ll need to go back once a week for up to 10 weeks, then only once every few months.
* At-home LED devices can be used at your convenience without having to go to any appointments. The downside is that the results may not be as dramatic.
* A single LED light therapy session ranges from about $25 to $85, depending on your area of the country and whether you’re combining it with other treatments.
* Home LED kits can cost from $25 to $250 or more.
* When used as directed, LED light therapy can improve your skin over time. You’ll need maintenance treatments to maintain your results.
* Home devices use lower frequencies and haven’t been proven as effective.