LED phototherapy is a non-invasive, low-risk treatment which is used for treating skin conditions caused by various factors.
What is LED Phototherapy and How Does it Work?
Light emitting diode (LED) phototherapy makes use of different light waves which penetrate the skin at different levels, stimulating a variety of normal functions which result in an improvement in skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, acne and loss of elasticity.
The skin uses the light as a form of energy to repair and rejuvenate damaged cells. The energy is also used to kill bacteria, accelerate tissue repair, boost circulation and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Treating Skin Conditions with LED Phototherapy
The following are types of skin problems on the face that may benefit from LED phototherapy:
- Enlarged pores
- Dull skin
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scarring caused by acne
- Uneven skin tone
Benefits of Using LED Phototherapy for the Treatment of Skin Conditions
LED therapy is non-invasive, so there is no need for any downtime. Because LEDs contain no ultraviolet rays, it’s a safe treatment to use regularly and on-going.
Unlike other treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser therapy, LED therapy doesn’t cause burning of the skin.
Side effects such as a slight increase in inflammation and some redness are uncommon but may occur.
However, it’s important to always wear eye shields, never look directly at the lights and never exceed 30 minutes per treatment.
Red Light Therapy
This light wave is used to treat the outer layer of the skin known as the epidermis. Red light therapy is used to stimulate collagen, resulting in firmer skin and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Furthermore, it may also be used to improve circulation and reduce inflammation, resulting in a healthy, radiant glow.
Moreover, red light therapy can improve hydration levels, regulate oil production, accelerate the repair process and effectively treat rosacea.
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light therapy specifically targets the sebaceous glands which are located below the hair follicles. These glands are responsible for keeping the skin lubricated. However, when overactive, they cause oily skin, acne and frequent breakouts.
This particular light wave has powerful antibacterial properties and prevents future breakouts by reducing oil production. It’s also an effective treatment for eczema and psoriasis.
Carley Studios – Beauty Salon in Port Elizabeth
When treating skin conditions with the use of LED phototherapy, we make sure that the correct light wave is used.
We recommend a series of treatments for the best results and are happy to advise our clients on the best method to use in order to achieve excellent results.
To book a consultation with us or to enquire about our LED therapy, please feel free to contact us.