Beauty Blog

15th February 2020

LED Light Therapy – how does it work and how will I benefit?

There are many uses for Light Therapy today, from the original Paterson Institute for Cancer Research for treatment of Melanomas known as Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) to treatment for Acne, Rosecea and Skin Rejuvenation. The results speak for themselves and make using LED Light Therapy a vital tool for any therapist wanting to offer clients the most effective treatment with the best outcomes.

How Does Light Therapy work?

Using specific wavelengths of light, red, blue and near infrared we can deliver clinically proven doses of light energy to target receptors within our cells. When these receptors are stimulated, cellular activity is increased causing many different natural body processes to be activated. This includes increasing cell renewal by 200%, increasing collagen production in turn increasing the plumpness of the skin and reduction of lines and wrinkles.

One of the major functions of Near Infared is that is increases the natural ATP within the skin. This depletes with age and is a vital part of countless intercellular skin processes. If we can increase ATP we can in turn increase regeneration, reduce inflammation and increase hydration. Red light is know for is ability to improve overall skin texture and smoothness whilst also regulating pigmentation and Blue light targets the p-acnes bacteria within the skin to eradicate breakouts and ph balance the skin. A combination of wavelengths can be used to taylor each treatment making each visit specifically targeting individual needs.

How Does Light Therapy Feel?

There is virtually no sensation during a Light Therapy treatment and most clients experience a gentle warmth.

How Many Treatments will I need?

You can have a Light Therapy treatment after virtually any other facial treatment to enhance its effects and reduce any downtime. To achive maximum results it is recommended that you have 2 treatments per week for up to 6 weeks. The effects of a course of treatment would then need to be maintained with a regular single treatment every 4-6 weeks.

Who can benefit from Light Therapy?

LED is well evidenced for it regenerative and anti inflammatory benefits without creating trauma making it safe and suitable for all skin types. Indications for treatment include:

  • SkinRejuvenation
  • Improved Complextion
  • Dry Skin
  • Rosecea
  • Acne mid-severe
  • Pigmentation
  • Redness and Vascular appearance
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Healing

Can everyone have LED Light Therapy?

Treatment is safe and well tolerated however there are some medications that are light sensitive. All clients are asked to complete a consent form prior to treatment to where we ask you to disclose any medical information that may contraindicate the treatment at the current time. Failure to disclose information asked may result in unwanted adverse reactions. It is also not advised for anyone with Light Induced Epilepsy, Porphyria, Lupus, Light Sensitive Ecezema, Active Cancer and during Pregnancy. Precautions may also be advised for anyone taking St John’s Wort or any other supplements that may increase sensitivity to light. It may also be advisable to avoid Light Therapy if you are prone to light induced migraines.

How does LED Phototherapy work?

Treatment options

You can read about Dermalux treatment options HERE.

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