LED light therapy has become a popular add-on for facial treatments such as chemical peels. We are proud to offer this service in our Westport office and, realizing that many people may not know what LED can do for their skin, want to shed some light on this form of light therapy.
What is it?
LED means light-emitting diode. It is a type of infrared light that can be administered in various spectrums and wavelengths. For example, research suggests that red LED light promotes circulation. Blue LED light is believed to produce oxygen radicals that destroy acne-causing bacteria. White light penetrates the skin deeply to reduce inflammation and promote tightening from within. Finally, amber LED light stimulates elastin and collagen.
LED Light and Your Cells
There are several benefits to LED light therapy, judging by the way in which various spectrums of light provoke specific reactions in the skin cells. But there’s more. Studies also suggest that LED light is an excellent natural approach to skin health and beauty because the cells of the body actually take in light and convert it to ATP. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the main energy source the body uses for most cellular and muscular functions. Basically, ATP is fuel for the cells, including our skin cells. When the body absorbs light, the resulting ATP is put to good use healing and rejuvenating tissues in the exposed area.
Who Needs LED Light Therapy?
One of the advantages of LED light therapy is that you don’t have to be facing a particular skin concern to receive benefits. If you want to improve the general appearance of your skin or promote the healthiest dermatologic aging, LED is a great addition to your normal skincare routine.
Treatment is convenient and relaxing, often taking place after a chemical peel or another facial service. While you lie comfortably on the treatment table, the small LED light machine is positioned over your face. Your eyes will be covered and you may feel slight warmth as your skin absorbs the selected wavelengths of blue or red light.