Our beauty therapist Geri has been a huge fan of LED light therapy for a few years now for it’s ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing process. It very much supports my non-ablative and non-invasive ethos to treating the skin; by working with the skin to encourage it’s own natural healing process.
And while the lucky few have been singing the praises of LED light therapy for some time, only recently have clinics started to notice signs that the benefits of a session could be more than just skin deep. Client feedback is starting to suggest that a short period of time spent under in-clinic LED lamps could have a dramatic impact on mood – lifting users’ spirits, decreasing stress and improving energy levels.
LED light therapy is a painless, non-invasive skin treatment whereby a person’s face (or in some cases other parts of the body) is exposed to an array of Red, Blue and Near-Infrared LED lights. LED light therapy uses photon energy in order to regenerate cells, reduce inflammation, heal wounds, scatter melanocyte clusters, reduce acne and increase skin rejuvenation. Blue, Red and Near-Infrared work in combination with each other (or separately).
When used regularly, LED light therapy is thought to be able to reduce breakouts, rosacea symptoms, psoriasis and other side-effects of inflammation. Blue light triggers photochemical oxidation in order to kill bacteria on the skin, which is excellent for people with acne, eczema or rosacea. Red light stimulates our fibroblasts for cell renewal and ATP regeneration. Near-Infrared has no colour but reduces inflammation and redness in the skin. It also speeds up wound healing and reduces pigmentation.
Think is sounds too good to be true? “NASA has done numerous extensive studies using LED light therapy for plant growth in space. The success of this led NASA to trail Red LED light on wound healing specifically with cancer patients.”
February 10, 2020