Have you ever dreamt of having flawless and radiant skin like your favourite A-List beauties such as Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry, January Jones, Kate Hudson and Kourtney Kardashian, to name just a few?
Well now you can, with the help of the latest esthetic treatment that the beauty industry has fallen head over heels in love with.
LED Light Therapy, also known as Phototherapy or Colour Light Therapy has become increasingly popular in salons both in the USA and UK, as a modality used in a customized facials or as a stand-alone treatment. Because it’s highly effective and produces instant results many celebrities and time pressured individuals are incorporating it into their monthly maintenance routines.
With the capability to target specific concerns such as acne, aging, uneven skin tones, redness and inflammation, LED light therapy is the perfect treatment to book in for before an important event or that special date, as the results speak for themselves.
You only need to google LED Light masks or salon professional devices and you’ll find literally pages of images of celebrities wearing their favorite beauty accessory, or having a treatment carried out by their aesthetician. While the masks look like a great investment, and could be a part of your at home maintenance, they are not as effective as the professional devices used during clinical skin treatments.
How does LED light therapy work?
You may be surprised to hear that the technology isn’t new at all, in fact it’s believed to have been discovered by the NASA space station, who are reported as being the first to use light therapy for wound healing.
Our skin has the ability to absorb certain wavelengths and colours of light. LED therapy works as the high tech device releases long wave lengths of both light and energy, which encourages our cells to activate the healing process.
LED (light emitting diode) devices have been embraced by dermatologist and aestheticians, as the spectrum of lights available can help to enhance a treatment by targeting a range of skincare concerns from acne to redness and aging skin.
What light spectrums can help with my acne?
Here at Envision Acne & Skin Care Center we use a combination of lights to support and accelerate our clients’ acne clearing program. It’s important to remember that LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive treatment, so requires no down time and is often an extremely relaxing and pleasant treatment to have.
Red light is used as once absorbed into the skin, it increases blood flow, stimulates fibroblast cells which increases collagen and elastin production. This light spectrum also helps to speed up the skin’s own natural ability to rejuvenate as well reducing pore size, diminishing scars and eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.
Blue light is used as it destroys p. acne bacteria (propionibacterium Acnes), improves the reduction of active acne and minimizes redness and irritation in areas where acne is most aggressive. Blue light also supports the long term reduction of acne lesions, as the light has the capability to penetrate into the follicles. It will make a noticeable difference to the overall tone and texture of the skin with regular treatments.
When combined together blue, red and infrared (heat) therapy helps to eliminate bacteria that cause inflammation. It will also reduce pore size, decrease oil production and promote healthy cell growth, making this a highly effective treatment which is a favourite of all of our clients.
During your customized treatments, LED light will be applied for a set period of time (usually 15 or 30 minutes) to work its magic and encourage the internal healing process, making this a fantastic addition to your skincare treatment.
To guarantee that your skin remains looking as glowing as it did when you left the clinic, we recommend that our range of PoreInfusion facial and body products are used on a daily basis to keep maintain your results for long term.
Do you need expert skin care advice from a licensed aesthetician/acne specialist? Schedule your appointment for a consultation today to get personalized advice on products and treatments that are right for you.
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Please note that all blog posts and content created by Envision Acne and Skincare Center are not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitute for it and are designed for your information and educational awareness only. We always recommend that you consult with a medical practitioner regarding any health or skincare issues you have, as they may wish to carry out a full health assessment before recommending you to a licensed aesthetician and acne professional.