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What is Light Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy?

April 12 2020

What is Light Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy?

What is Light Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy?

The Benefits of LED Therapy

Similar to photosynthesis, our skin uses LED light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells.

The energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair. Best of all, LED light therapy is completely non-invasive, does not include any harmful UV rays, and has no downtime. 

 

What is LED light?

Light therapy, or LED treatments have been around for over 30 years and were originally developed for astronauts to help with tissue healing and repair. 

Research has proven that LED treatments can effectively address a multitude of skin concerns from treating acne, regulating natural oil production, stimulating collage and elastin, and minimizing redness and wrinkles.

 

How does it work?

LED therapy uses light in the visible spectrum – including blue, yellow, amber and red – as well as light beyond the visible spectrum to penetrate different depths of skin. As the light wavelength increases, so does the depth of penetration. 

As the spectrum of light used does not include UV, there's no risk of damage - and you won't get a tan. 

 

Are there any safety concerns?

Overall, the American Academy of Dermatology deems this procedure safe. Since LEDs don’t contain UV rays, this is considered a safer form of light therapy that won’t cause long-term damage to your skin. The procedure is also noninvasive and has few risks.

LED light therapy doesn’t cause burns compared to other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. It may be safe for all skin colors and types.

If you currently use Accutane for acne, be advised that this powerful drug derived from vitamin A increases your skin’s sensitivity to light and may cause scarring in some instances. Do not use LED light therapy if you’re using anything on your skin that makes you sensitive to sunlight or if you are experiencing skin rashes. 

Side effects are rare, but may include increased inflammation, redness, and rashes.

Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

 

How often should I use LED light therapy?

At least 3-4 times a week, for 6-8 weeks and then maintained regularly after results are achieved. It should be a regular part of self care. #selfcareisnotselfish.

It requires consistency but it’s less maintenance than brushing your teeth twice a day for the rest of your life!

 

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