LED Light Therapy Explained

We’re very excited to launch our LED Treatments this month. As a new treatment to our clinic we thought it useful to educate our clients as to what it’s all about and why we decided to introduce it to our range.

First off, let’s talk about what LED stands for: light emitting diode. Without getting too technical, an LED is a light source that emits infrared light (and thereby, heat) when activated. LED light therapy is administered via formations of light panels that are directed at the skin from a few inches away. The benefits come from exposure to the light; there is no machine-to-skin contact.

LED lights come in different spectrums, including red, white, and blue infrared. Different colours are selected to treat different conditions, and a combination can be very effective. LED treatments can be enjoyed on their own or as a bonus, adding additional benefits to other treatments such as chemical peels.

Red LED Light TherapyRed is the most universal LED light, stimulating collagen and accelerating healing. It’s good for a little bit of everything, from texture and tone, to acne and ageing.

The white light goes the deepest into the skin, penetrating a few millimeters deeper than the others. It tightens and tones while reducing inflammation and is particularly good for inflamed acne.

Specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that plays a pivotal role in causing acne for many people. The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill P. acnes bacteria without damaging healthy skin.

At Beyond Skin we can use LED Therapy to treat clients with a range of skin complaints including acne, rosacea, fine lines & wrinkles and dull complexion.

Results from LED light therapy are cumulative, as with the majority of our treatments a course of treatments is recommended to see the best results. One treatment a week for eight to ten weeks will result in significant improvement in skin tone and appearance, however most people will notice a difference after just one session.

Find out more about LED Light Therapy and how it could benefit you by booking a consultation with one of our skin specialists.