Okay, tell the truth. When someone mentions LED light, you’re thinking flat-screen television or Christmas lights – Right? You would never have thought that these lights could have aesthetic benefits for your skin. Who would have thought shining a certain light on your face or body could effectively treat:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- And more
Could it be possible that watching TV or sitting in front of your computer monitor could be good for you? Just kidding – of course.
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED light for whatever purpose uses diodes. Okay, so what’s a diode? The simple answer is a diode hosts electrons moving inside of semiconductor material, which then generates light. This light created within these diodes is a cool light, as opposed to the heated light in the filament of an incandescent bulb. Aren’t you glad I cleared that up?
When we talk about LED light therapy for skin treatment, we are referring to LED infrared light. The tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum light which is visible to the naked eye. The rest of the spectrum, including gamma rays, x-rays, UV rays, infrared rays, radio waves, and microwaves are invisible to the naked eye.
An infrared LED light therapy combines the healing infrared rays with visible light to distribute treatments which performed in multiple sessions, have been shown to improve skin conditions and enhance its appearance.
What Kind of LED Light Therapy is Right My Skin?
Different LED lights treat different skin conditions. Blue light is for acne treatment because it is effective in killing acne bacteria deep in the skin layer where it starts. It not only kills it but absorbs it as well.
Red LED light repairs damaged skin cells as well as inflammatory infections. It also stimulates collagen and elastin production which are natural proteins responsible for skin firmness and flexibility.
Green LED lights are used for pigmentation issues like sun spots, liver spots, and Rosacea. It also treats hyperpigmentation and bright red complexion.
Is It Available for Home Use?
Right now, LED light therapy is the rage in aesthetic medical circles. Its versatility and low-risk features combined with its skin rejuvenation benefits are a hot item with spa treatments and home devices.
They are fast and easy treatments that provide subtle results over time. Multiple sessions are required, with each session lasting less than thirty minutes.
The fact that it is available for home use is a plus because of cost and convenience. Medical Spas and Dermatology Centers do great work, but can often break the budget when it comes to skin care. When you use your device at home, treatments become more consistent due to convenience.
You can manage treatments while relaxing in your favorite chair, reading your favorite book, or watching your favorite television program. It’s safe, quick, easy and cost-effective.