LED light therapy is extremely popular anti-ageing method that is often used in facial treatments. LED is an abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode. This diode, as its name suggests, emits light (therapeutic wavelengths of light energy) that helps banish blemishes, skin irregularities and rejuvenates skin by being exposed to the light. However, it is important to recognize the difference between laser and LED, which was originally used only for fast wounds healing. The rejuvenation was just a happy coincidence, today used by patients who are looking to erase years from their faces. LED light therapy is carried out through panel formations that are directed at the area to be treated from a few inches away. In-salon treatments use the panels because they cover more skin surface, but there are also handheld devices you can easily use at home.
LED stimulates cells to produce collagen and elastin
The light energy, which comes in red, white, and blue infrared, needs to be in the right wavelength in order to enable cells in the dermis layer of skin turn that energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP feeds cells so that they can do what they are supposed to, produce collagen and elastin. Collagen gives the skin plumpness and fullness, while elastin provides the skin with the feature to bounce back. When aging, our cells lose their ability to produce collagen and elastin naturally, so if we don’t want wrinkles, fine lines and other face irregularities, we need to use treatments such as LED light therapy.
Fast treatment with no downtime
LED light therapy helps our cells to produce collagen, which plums up our complexion, and elastin, which gives the skin more elasticity and tightens it. The best thing about the treatment is that there is no downtime and the treatment is done in a lunch break.
How often LED therapy should be repeated?
If you opt for a LED light therapy, you will go under treatment twice or three times a week over the period up to six weeks. The treatment is pain-free and takes about 20 minutes. Other than reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pores and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin, this treatment is also used for addressing adult acne and inflamed cysts, brightening the skin and hyper-pigmentation.
What treatments should it be combined with?
While a powerful rejuvenation treatment, best results are always achieved with a balanced and diverse approach to achieving anti-age effect. One of the best, if albeit slightly more painful methods, is using threads and cannulas. Long term, they induce collagen production, so combining them with LED light therapy, can produce very powerful, lasting and visible results. However, be sure to consult with a doctor to fine the best balance when combining different methods of skin treatment and rejuvenation.
No side effects
LED light therapy is the only aesthetic device that has no side effects whatsoever for the skin and the body. It suits all skin types, textures, conditions and colors. It is safe and effective treatment that will rejuvenate your skin and improve its appearance. However, you should first consult your skin therapist before trying out LED light therapy. You can get a treatment in a salon but there are also home devices available on the market. These are not as powerful as those in professional salons abut they are still effective.
It just works.
The studies show, and the leading experts in phototherapy and photosurgery also agree, that LED light therapy works. It enhances blood flow and it stimulates both dermis and epidermis to produce collagen and elastin needed for a youthful look of your skin.