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About LED Therapy Facial
What is LED Light Therapy?

In the world of facials and skincare treatments, technology has brought us a long way. Conditions and concerns that could not be addressed years ago are now quickly addressed with specific techniques and innovations. LED Light Therapy is one such innovation transforming people’s skin and complexion. When you undergo LED Light Therapy, a light-emitting diode (LED) utilizing different wavelengths penetrates the skin and essentially stimulates collagen production. Collagen is what gives skin its elasticity and youthful look.

Many people ask about what exactly LED Light Therapy can treat. The list is long and includes age spots, acne, and inflammation, among other skin issues that people may have. Numerous med spas and day spas are now integrating this cutting-edge treatment into their available skincare/facial services.

And for those who do have concerns about exposing the skin to LED Light, keep in mind there is no associated burning, pain, or any side effects that occur following this kind of skincare treatment.

How Much Does LED Light Therapy Cost?

The cost of LED Light Therapy treatment can vary from spa to spa or from one provider to the next. You will want to consult with the provider and discuss your options. Generally, LED Light Therapy is done in several sessions, and so the customer pays per session. On average, many aestheticians will suggest around ten sessions depending on what skin issues you are trying to address and your skin type. Remember, everyone’s skin reacts differently to a treatment.

While there are home devices you can buy (these range from $30 to upwards of $300), the results you get with a DIY LED Light Therapy device are not as noticeable as the results achieved by a certified professional.

How LED Light Therapy Works?

LED Light Therapy started as a wound treatment tool. Because it does help to regenerate cells, it worked wonders in this capacity and thus grew in popularity. LED Light Therapy works by increasing collagen production and stimulating tissue growth and thus hastening the healing process. And so, for skin that is damaged or suffering from some form of a chronic condition, LED Light Therapy really can get to the core of the issue and help the healing process begin. For those also with age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, and other such problems, LED Light Therapy works excellent at reducing the appearance of the problem and clearing up your complexion.

There are primarily two LED Light treatments, red and blue light. Neither contains UV rays, and both are noninvasive and do not in any way harm the skin.

Red light

Red or infrared light focuses on treating the epidermis. This is the outer layer of your skin. The light gets applied to the skin during treatment and this, in turn, spurs collagen production by stimulating the proteins within collagen. With increased collagen, the skin looks younger and plumper. And when this happens, the wrinkles and fine lines begin to diminish. Red Light therapy has also shown to increase circulation, which leads to a more radiant overall glow.

Blue light

Blue light therapy works slightly differently. This light is targeting your sebaceous glands or oil glands. These are directly beneath your hair follicles. When your sebaceous glands are overactive, skin becomes oily, which is a significant reason for the formation of acne. The blue light makes them less active by targeting these glands, and thus people experience fewer and fewer acne outbreaks. In addition, the blue light used helps to get rid of bacteria that can give rise to acne. An aesthetician will often use the two lights together for maximum results in treating scarring, acne, and inflammation, among other skin issues.

What is the Procedure When Getting LED Light Therapy?

When you go in for your session, expect the therapy to last around twenty minutes. Again, most will recommend about ten treatments to get the desired results.

You may be asked to lie down beneath where the lights are situated. The aesthetician may use a light wand to perform LED Light Therapy in some cases. This is something you will discuss during your consultation before your first session.

Often, the lights will be used to target specific body areas. Most popularly, it is used on the face. This is because many skin concerns and a lot of the skin damage you experience occur on the front as that tends to be the most exposed area and thus the most susceptible to the elements. Some may opt for treatment on the neck or chest to slow down the signs of aging.

Are There Risks or side effects associated with LED light therapy?

By and large, this procedure is thoroughly safe for just about all skin types. LED Light does not contain UV rays, so there is no damage caused in that capacity. And again, the procedure is entirely noninvasive. There is no pain associated with LED Light Therapy. When performed by an experienced aesthetician, the results can be truly unique.

There are some risks and side effects that people should be aware of before deciding whether or not to schedule this type of treatment. If, for example, you are using Accutane, LED Light Therapy may not be recommended. You want to talk to your doctor or dermatologist first before scheduling any such appointment.

If you are using any product that causes light sensitivity, you probably want to skip LED Light Therapy. And if you have any rashes on your skin, it is essential to first talk to a doctor or dermatologist before undergoing therapy of this nature.

As far as any side effects as a result of LED Light Therapy, be aware that in very few cases, the following has occurred:

  • Inflammation of the treated area
  • Redness
  • Some pain
  • Tenderness
  • Rash development
After Your LED Light Therapy

Because LED light therapy is not an invasive procedure, there is no need to recover afterward. You can go right back to whatever you were doing before your treatment. Your sessions are usually scheduled about a week apart. The most noticeable results are apparent once you’ve undergone all sessions of LED Light Therapy. Many aestheticians will then suggest you return for maintenance every couple of months to keep your skin looking fresh, smooth, and younger.