What is LED therapy
LED therapy is a skincare treatment that uses varying wavelengths of blue and red light. It was originally developed by NASA for growing plants on shuttle missions but later found to have promising results in wound treatment. LED Light therapy is now used by some aestheticians to help regenerate ageing skin and treat acne.
Typically, red light is used to treat anti-ageing, while blue is used for acne treatment.
Benefits of LED therapy
LED therapy is offered by aestheticians over a period of many treatments. Theses vary in price and can add up however, you can no buy home LED kits that you can use more frequently and at your own convenience.
Depending on the strength of the frequencies used, LED therapy can:
How it works
By using different frequencies or wavelengths which do not contain ultraviolet rays, these wavelengths are readily absorbed into the skin.
Red or infrared light is used for treating the epidermis which is the outermost layer of the skin. When the epidermis absorbs these wavelengths, it stimulates collagen proteins. More collagen means your skin will look smoother and fuller which can reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.
Blue light therapy targets sebaceous (oil) glands which are located beneath your hair follicles. Sebaceous glands are needed for lubricating your skin and hair, however, when they become overactive, they can lead to oily skin and acne. Men have more sebaceous glands than women requiring a tailor approached to skincare.
Blue light can target these oil glands and them less active, in turn experiencing less breakouts.
If you can’t make it to your aestheticians offices, an at home LED therapy kit come in the form of masks or wands that you apply to your face for several minutes at a time. It is important to follow the manufacturers instructions.