LED (Light Emitting Diode) light therapy uses light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It causes a photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. Ideal with a series of HydraFacial™ treatments.
Benefits of LED light therapy
Enhance circulation by increasing angiogenesis.
Increase the rate of cellular metabolism
Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin proteins
Increase lymphatic system activity
Increase RNA and DNA synthesis to help replace damaged cells quicker
Increase fibroblast proliferation
Regenerate aging or sun damaged skin
What is LED light therapy?
Light therapy is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It is a natural photobiochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynethsis. Over the past 40 years, extensive research has shown that light in the red and infrared spectrum effects at least 24 positive changes at a cellular level. NASA’s space program has proven that LED light therapy (near-infrared) promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. The energy delivered by the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) enhances cellular metabolism and accelerates the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells. The energy also stimulates the production of collagen – the foundation of a healthy and smooth skin.
How does the treatment work?
Different light wavelengths impact the skin differently. The skin cells and tissues have unique absorptions of specific wavelengths. For example, skin layers absorb red light easily because of their high fluid (blood and water) content.
The red and infrared wavelengths have similar therapeutic effects. When the red and infrared wavelengths penetrate the skin, they are absorbed by the skin cells and tissues, which results in more rapid cellular metabolism and increased collagen production. As a result skin texture, skin tone and elastin may be improved with a series of treatment.
Is there any downtime or side effects of the LED treatment?
No. LED light therapy is non-ablative, non-invasive and painless with absolutely no downtime.