LED Light Therapy - The Healing Light. Why Everyone Needs It
Heal Your Skin With NASA Technology
My choice of LED Light Therapy for the clinic had to be the best of the best, and yes, this technology stems from the geniuses who are behind space rockets and getting astronauts to the moon and back!
Until it’s discovery by NASA, the only real way of stimulating collagen production was either through the use of ingredients such as retinol, or through controlled wounding, thus stimulating the body’s own wound healing response.
What is LED?
For those not familiar with this technology, light therapy uses a number of LED bulbs (light emitting diode) to deliver optimised light at a specific wavelength to stimulate a change within the skin, without the need for skin care ingredients or wounding the skin. Making it an effective treatment for all skin types, including hypersensitive and rosacea skins.
In a similar fashion to plants, our cells have the ability to absorb light and convert it in to energy. Just to clear up one of the most common questions I am asked about light therapy is, "will it tan me?" - the short answer is no, as LED is not UVA/UVB rays.
LED light therapy has the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing process. It very much supports my non surgical and non-invasive ethos to treating the skin, by working with the skin to encourage it’s own natural healing process.
Red and Blue Light
Skin Benefits Of Red LED Light Therapy
Red light therapy has a wavelength of between 620nm (light red) to 700nm (dark red) and is predominately used for its anti-ageing benefits because of its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Red therapy also helps to strengthen the skin, thanks to the additional collagen production making the skin more resilient, making it a very effective treatment for rosacea and reducing the redness that is associated with broken or weak capillaries. It also helps the skin to retain moisture more effectively.
Red light therapy is also extremely anti-inflammatory therefore reduces inflammation within the tissues and helps to accelerate the healing process, so it's particularly useful for healing blemishes, repairing sun damage, fading scars and improving overall skin tone.
Skin Benefits Of Blue LED Light Therapy
Blue light therapy has a wavelength between 405nm to 420nm and is predominately used for its anti-bacterial benefits and therefore used throughout acne treatment.
Blue light at a wavelength of 415nm is absorbed by a molecule called porphyrin. P.acne bacteria contain an abundant amounts of porphyrin. The absorption of blue light by porphyrin creates singlet oxygen (free radicals) which are released into the bacteria, killing the bacteria.
Blue light is also anti-inflammatory. However for best results blue light is used in combination with red light therapy, for its additional skin rejuvenation and wound healing benefits.
Let's Talk Results
So let’s talk results. I’m sure you are wonderi