LED Light Therapy is a painless, relaxing treatment that boosts collagen production and plumps up aging skin. It also treats moderate acne. LED works by sending energy-producing packets of light into the deeper layers of the skin. These light rays jumpstart internal processes like circulation, collagen production and help to decrease inflammation in the body. While home versions of this therapy are available, the professional machine we use at FYEO Salon is much more powerful and is completely safe.
LED rays (light emitting diodes) are wavelengths that are able to pass through tissue up to 1 inch deep. Different color rays have different skin benefits. For instance, red and near-infrared have beneficial effects on cells by “kick-starting” them into immediately creating more ATP (cellular energy) and increasing DNA and RNA activity. Red light LED stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. The blue light combats acne. LED machines can also minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness.
Is LED Light Therapy Safe?
Not only is LED effective, but it also has the added benefit of being painless and relaxing, with no recovery time required. LED can also be done on all skin types, regardless of ethnicity. Contraindications for light therapy include pregnancy and epilepsy, photo-allergy, and medications that cause light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline). Also, if you are currently taking steroids or cortisone injections, you should not receive light therapy. It remains cool and comfortable for the client because it uses spectral light instead of heat to activate the skin’s own biochemical healing processes. Although the light will seem very bright for the first couple of minutes, you will barely notice it when you start to relax. LED has also been proven to help users get into a meditative state, so the 20 minute sessions are a perfect way to still your mind and can be more relaxing than a long nap! Your eyes will be covered with a medical grade eye shield and goggles. There is no heat emitted from the light and you won’t feel a thing.
Benefits of LED Light Therapy
LED benefits tired, aging skin: it helps with the softening of lines, folds and wrinkles, healthier circulation, increased moisture and radiance, accelerated skin repair, improved elasticity and skin texture, as well as stimulating the collagen process. Infrared LED light can also assist in the repair of acne and blemishes because it stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, and helps to kill bacteria caused by acne.
Light therapy offers a powerful yet gentle means for obtaining more beautiful skin. It gives you the opportunity to treat an array of skin concerns without chemicals, drugs, or invasive measures. The skin responds quickly and very positively to the different colors in the spectrum. Clients should start to see improvements in their skin soon after their first treatment, but the results from cumulative sessions will be much greater.
To schedule your own LED Light Therapy Session feel free to contact us here, or give us a call at (904) 262-4116