Thursday, 17 January 2019

LED Lights & How They Can Improve Your Skin

It may not be the most exciting skin treatment, but believe me; the clinical data cannot be deniedand I love clinical data! In today's blog we are taking a closer look at LED Light Therapy and how it can improve your skin

LED (Light Emitting Diode) also known as phototherapy, is a non-invasive treatment that utilises the power of light to visibly improve and rejuvenate skin. Offering effective treatment for a wide range of skin problems, it's a comfortable, even relaxing treatment with no downtime.Phototherapy has been used for many years to help promote healthy skin and is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity in many skin clinics, as we see an increase in clinical data supporting its use.

LED not UV

We often associate light with the damaging effects it has on skin. We spend a whole lot of time educating our clients about the damaging effects of UVA and UVB light, however the correct and controlled levels of red, blue and near infra-red light can be very beneficial when addressing a variety of skin concerns.The different wavelengths of light target different chromophores, or colours. Shorter wavelengths target more superficial problems and longer wavelengths target deeper levels of the skin.It's important to ensure a good understanding of the correct wavelengths that treat each skin concern as well as a great LED system and a professional understanding helping patients to secure effective results.

Blue Light

Phototherapy, using blue light, can target mild to moderate acne through an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory process. As part of an acne programme, blue light can be a fabulous addition to treatment.

Red Light

After successful acne treatments, when we get to a scar improvement stage, I always include red lights to promote collagen synthesis.Phototherapy can also help with age management and red lights can help improve the depth of lines and wrinkles. We're starting to see data that it can also help to even out skin tone and reduce discolouration.LED phototherapy is a lovely addition after any invasive treatments, to help calm inflammation and accelerate recovery.At Face the Future, we've used phototherapy as a treatment modality since we first opened in 2005. Recently, we've increased our number of treatments and have been really pleased with the incredible results. The great thing about this treatment is its versatility. It's great as an individual treatment and also offers real value as an add-on to a combination of treatments to reduce inflammation, stimulate collagen and encourage recovery.Read more about LED phototherapy treatments here. For more information and to book your FREE consultation, call 0113 282 3300 or book online here.Written for you by: Kate, Face the FutureImage source: unsplash.com

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