What is LEDLED 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