LED LIGHT THERAPY
What is LED light therapy?
Is a Pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating treatment. Light emitting diode (LED) light therapy is growing in popularity in esthetician offices. Using varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique purportedly helps treat acne, reduce inflammation, Hyperpimentation, sensitive skin and promote anti-aging effects.
Candidates for LED light therapy if you have these types of skincare concerns and haven’t
gotten the results you want from over-the-counter (OTC) skin products. LED therapy is also safe for all skin colors, and it doesn’t cause any burning.
• sun damage
• fine lines and wrinkles
• post inflammatory scarring
Benefits of LED LIGHT THERAPY:
• Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
• Diminish age spots & other forms of sun damage
• Non-invasive treatment with no downtime
• Stimulate collagen production & Rejuvenate skin
• Correct pigmentation issues for even skin tone
• Improves redness & vascular lesions
• Improve active acne
Risks and side effects:
Overall, the American Academy of Dermatology deems this procedure as safe. Since LEDs don’t contain UV rays, this is considered a safer form of light therapy that won’t cause long-term damage to your skin. The procedure is also non-invasive and has few risks.
Your esthetician may recommend LED light therapy if you have darker or sensitive skin. Unlike more invasive procedures such as laser therapy, LEDs don’t burn your skin. They also don’t cause any pain.
Still, there may be a risk of LED light therapy if you currently use Accutane for acne. This
powerful drug derived from vitamin A increases your skin’s sensitivity to light and may cause
scarring in some instances.
Do not use LED light therapy if you are using anything on your skin that makes you sensitive to sunlight.
You also might consider avoiding this treatment if you currently have an active rash. Talk
with your doctor if you have psoriasis — red light therapy could help but only if you use it in
conjunction with your regularly prescribed treatments.
Side effects from LED light therapy are rare and were not noted during clinical trials Trusted
Source. Call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms post-treatment:
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 6 minimal 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 your treatments.
Even after you’ve achieved the recommended amount of sessions, your results aren’t permanent.
Routine facials/treatments will maintain our goals.
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 esthetician.
Home LED light therapy treatments aren’t as dramatic because the light frequencies are not as high. You should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.