What is LED
LED stands for light emitting diode. These are very small semiconductors that emit light when a current is passed through it. This light can be used for skin rejuvenation and treating different skin conditions. Unlike laser or IPL, LED phototherapy is non-invasive and non-thermal, and hence requires no recovery time after treatments. Also LED phototherapy involves the use of continuous light rather than pulses of light.
Different wavelengths of LED can be used for to target various skin conditions from acne to ageing skin. Each wavelength will penetrate a different depth and cause a different effect within the skin.
What is LED phototherapy used for?
LED phototherapy is used for a multitude of skin conditions.
- The red light (620nm) can be used for skin rejuvenation, to reduce inflammation, and to improve healing, for example post-laser treatment, rosacea.
- The blue light is primarily used for acne treatment.
- Green light can assist with pigmentation
How many treatments are required?
For the treatment of acne, clinical trials have shown that a treatment twice a week for 8 weeks, followed by once a week for 4 weeks helps to reduce bacteria counts and inflammation associated with acne, and therefore reduce the number of active acne lesions. The red light and blue light LEDs are alternated each session.
When red LED light is used for facial rejuvenation, treatments can be done from 1 to 4 weeks apart, and the more treatments that are performed, the better the result. This can be incorporated into one’s skin maintenance regime.
The use of red LED light post-laser treatment to help to speed recovery requires a variable number of sessions, depending on the treatment performed
Cost $45 per session or $200 for course of 5