LED Red Light Therapy
LED Light Treatment for Increased Healing Speed and Anti-Aging.
LED light treatment is the newest thing to hit the world of esthetics.
LED—Light Emitting Diode—therapy was originally developed by NASA to help Navy Seals recover from their wounds and regenerate muscle. However, it wasn’t long before researchers discovered its unique therapeutic benefits in the world of cosmetic skincare—namely that certain frequencies of light reduce fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and increase new tissue growth.
So it’s no wonder why LED light therapy has made an appearance in some of the top women’s health and fashion magazines. For example, LED light therapy landed a spot at the top of Shape’s list of the “10 High-Tech Beauty Products Worth Every Penny.”
What is LED Light Treatment and How Does It Work?
First a little science lesson: Our skin has the unique ability to absorb light and convert it to energy, which is great for regenerating cells and building new proteins. However, as we all know, the absorption of too much sunlight damages our skin.
Enter LED light therapy, which delivers the advantages of light absorption without the UV damaging rays.
LED light therapy is a noninvasive, anti-aging procedure that emits packets of light deep into the skin’s layers. It triggers cellular activity to allow the skin to heal and rejuvenate.
Unlike other procedures that accomplish this—namely laser and chemical peels—LED light therapy is painless and involves no downtime. It is ideal for clients of any age who want to improve the appearance of their skin and is safe for all skin types and colors. LED light therapy does not heat up the skin and therefore poses no risk of burns or thermal damage.
Clients using Accutane should discontinue product use at least six months before an LED light treatment. Those with an extreme sensitivity to light, or those who suffer from migraines or seizures, should exercise caution before undergoing LED light therapy.
Through the absorption of light via LED light therapy, a number of immediate results are realized:
- Increased blood circulation
- Accelerated healing
- Reduced inflammation
- Minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimized appearance of pores
- Bright, toned skin
- LED light therapy is also used to minimize the downtime from cosmetic surgery or more aggressive types of esthetics procedures, such as chemical peels.
Over time a number of other results are realized:
- Repaired collagen and elastin
- Improved cellular function
Red/Infrared Light for Healing
Speeds healing time after Permanent Makeup and Microneedling
Using red and infrared lights for healing have been shown to increase circulation and reduce inflammation. This increases the speed of healing by the skin therefore reducing the days required for aftercare consideration. It also allows for better topical product absorption immediately after treatments.
The LED Light Therapy Procedure for Anti-Aging
Increases Collagen Production
As the epidermis absorbs the light, it stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen to help treat fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a more plumped, smooth appearance. LED light treatment lasts about 20 minutes, during which the client rests under a panel of warm lights.
Clients with sensitive eyes use protective eyewear. When used for anti-aging, results are cumulative, with clients achieving the desired results in about 8 to 10 treatments, each one or two weeks apart. After the initial treatment sessions, results are maintained through treatments about every two to three months.