LED light skin therapy is an innovative skin treatment which is rapidly gaining popularity. The treatment uses LED light to treat skin conditions such as acne, scarring and sun damage.
The LED (Light Emitting Diode) skin therapy involves lights of various wavelengths to activate the healing mechanism of the skin, thus helping improve skin conditions. The red, blue lights with different wavelengths are made to penetrate different layers of the skin as the first step of the procedure.
Why different LED lights?
Every light has a different wavelength and this property makes it penetrate different layers of the skin. Blue light acts more on the surface layers and the red light on the deeper layers.
The blue LED light helps in reducing the activity of sebaceous glands which in turn reduces acne problems.
The red LED light reduces the conditions such as scarring, signs of ageing and inflammation by acting upon skin cells called fibroblasts which produce collagen.
The procedure is relatively simple and takes less than 30 minutes and simply requires you to sit under a light. For best results, a minimum of 10 sessions is advised.
Benefits of LED light skin therapy
The LED light skin therapy helps in treating various skin problems which include:
Wrinkles, age spots, scars, sun damage and other bigger complications and chronic ailments like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, rosacea.
One major benefit of this treatment is that LED light does not contain any UV rays and is an extremely safe procedure. It also does not cause burns on the skin, unlike other skin treatments.
Side Effects of the treatment
The treatment is safe as it is non-invasive and does not cause burns, pain. The long term side effects of the treatment are yet to be proved. The short term side effects may include inflammation, redness, rash, tenderness etc.