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LED Light Therapy

Updated: 2 days ago

LED stands for light-emitting diode. Since the 1960s, this medical-grade treatment was originally used by NASA for plant growth experiments in space and the navy seals have also used this therapy to help heal wounds. Today, we most commonly see it being used in aesthetics by promoting skincare rejuvenation and anti-aging.

The correct wavelengths in LED lights are what bring in the results. Blue and red lights penetrate the skin at different depths.

Blue light:

Experts believe that blue LED light strips the skin of excess oil by targeting the sebaceous glands (oil glands) and improves acne by killing the bacteria that create it.



Red light:

Red LED light may improve scarring and signs of aging, such as wrinkles. It does this by acting on fibroblasts, which are skin cells that are responsible for the increase in collagen. With the blend of infrared, these results are even greater, for infrared also reduces wrinkles, decreases pigment, increases blood flow, and stimulates growth factors.


The cells absorb these lights and that is how this treatment changes the skin - by stimulating the cells to regenerate, it gets the collagen and elastin going and your skin becomes firmer.

LED light therapy can help treat a variety of skin problems, including:

• acne

• dermatitis

• dull skin

• rosacea

• scarring

• signs of aging, including wrinkles and age spots

• sun damage

• wound healing

• inflammation


Another benefit of LED light therapy is its safety.


Safety and side effects


In general, LED light therapy is safe. Whether in-office treatments or at home, the procedure is non-invasive and does not cause burning or pain. The Omnilux is an FDA approved device of red and infrared lights. Therefore, it is allowed to be sold in the USA, unlike other similar devices.


Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes, and up to 10 sessions are best. The results are cumulative.


Used as an add on after micro-needling, peels, microdermabrasion, RF treatments LED calms, brightens, and heals the skin through its wavelengths.


At-home LED devices may be more convenient.


LED light therapy is suitable for use on any body part including the face, hands, neck, and chest.


No recovery time is necessary.


The Omnilux is an FDA approved device of red and infrared lights, therefore, it is allowed to be sold in the USA, unlike similar devices. The results are cumulative and for the in-office treatments, at least ten treatments are required at least 20 minutes each. Can be used as an add on after micro-needling, peels, microdermabrasion, RF treatments. LED calms, brightens, and heals the skin through its wavelengths.

At-home LED devices may be more convenient and can be used as often as one desires.


Light therapy is suitable for use on any body part including the face, hands, neck, and chest. No recovery time is necessary.

In summary:

LED light therapy appears to be a safe and effective treatment for several skin conditions, including acne and skin aging.


Contraindications:

Open wounds

Eczema

Psoriasis

Breastfeeding

Photosensitive disorders


Medication that is photosensitive:

St. John’s Wort

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