Get the glowing healthy skin you want!
Updated: Apr 13
LED therapy is a treatment that will help the skin balance and rejuvenate itself. It is a noninvasive therapy that can be an excellent treatment to supplement a good at home skin regimen. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and when used in the correct way and in a clinical setting can be very beneficial to skin.
We often correlate exposure to light, such as sunlight, to be a negative thing for the skin when associated with aging and sun damage. While we should be an advocate for protecting our skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays emitted from the sun, it is important to know that light can have many positive effects on our body such as boosting our vitamin D, energy, and serotonin levels, promoting healing, reducing inflammation and pain, and preventing tissue damage.
LED therapy in general is known for its regenerating and anti-inflammatory benefits. Specific benefits for facial skin include increased collagen production, destroys acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and improves skin tone, texture, and clarity. Exposure to LED can be a great way to get the benefits of sun exposure without the harm. It is also a great way to end a more intense facial treatment such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. It is also a powerful treatment against acne - especially when paired with facial massage. LED can also be used on its own as a quick treatment for skin issues. People see the most benefits when they are able to come regularly for treatments whether that's once a week, every other week, every month, or every few months depending on your specific skin concern.
LED skin therapy can be used for all the following:
- skin rejuvenation & radiance
- sun damage
- wound healing & scarring
LED therapy works by emitting different wavelengths of light through the LED lights. This light penetrates the skin at different depths and can affect the skin cells and trigger biological processes that heal the skin. Different colors can do different things for your skin. For example, blue LED light is best for acne because it reduces activity in overactive sebaceous glands while simultaneously killing acne causing bacteria. Red LED light is best for scarring and aging skin, because the red light affects the fibroblasts which are the skin cells responsible for collagen production.
Facial LED therapy is a great way to achieve the glowing healthy skin you want!
~Amanda Wettstein, Esthetician