LED light therapy may look strange, but the treatment delivers a myriad of benefits. It can be enjoyed by people with all skin types, including those with rosacea and sensitive skin. But what is LED light therapy, and how does it work to repair and renew skin?
What Is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment. It uses non-thermal LED lights to trigger your body’s cell processes – essentially speeding up the process of repairing the skin.
What Is It Used For?
LED light therapy can be used for any kind of damaged skin – like sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, and more. It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It can also accelerate wound healing, which is important if you have sore patches or acne on your skin.
What Does It Involve?
First, you’ll have a consultation. What do you want from your treatment? What kind of results are you aiming for? How is the condition of your skin? These kinds of questions can help your practitioner decide on the best course of treatment.
All you have to do then is sit back and relax. Your practitioner will place the light therapy machine over your face, and you will be given protective goggles to wear to protect your eyes. The process is painless and very relaxing.
How Long Does It Take?
Each session can take around 20 minutes. It is recommended that you come back regularly for treatments to see the best results – it can take up to 10 sessions to see the true benefits of LED light therapy.
What Are the Results?
The result will be soft, rejuvenated, and repaired skin. Different colours will achieve different benefits:
- Red light – increases natural hydration levels, reduces inflammation, reduces redness, shrinks the appearance of pores, improves circulation, accelerates skin repair, regulates oil production, helps with symptoms of rosacea
- Blue light – treats acne, reduces oil production, treats psoriasis and eczema
- Near infra-red light – increases absorption of skincare products, smooths wrinkles and lines, improves elasticity, reduces inflammation and pain, heals cystic acne, accelerates wound healing
What is the Aftercare Like?
One of the great things about LED light therapy is the lack of aftercare on your part. The only thing you have to do is to wear an SPF on your face, especially in the 48 hours following treatment, and avoid being in direct sunlight for extended periods during those 48 hours.
How Often Should I Come Back for Treatment?
You should see some results from your first treatment. As a minimum, though, it’s recommended that you book in for six treatments. This should give you some excellent results. If you have complex skin problems that require more treatment, you may be advised to come back for 12 treatments. Your practitioner will be able to advise you on how best to space out those treatments.