LED Light Therapy

 January 29, 2017

This week we are going to elaborate on the amazing skin treatment that is LED Light Therapy. We spoke briefly about the perks of this amazing facial treatment in one of our acne blogs, but one paragraph does not do this ‘cure all’ skin treatment justice. There are hundreds of benefits from just one LED light treatment and today you will learn why LED is as amazing as we believe it to be.

To summarize, LEDs (light emitting diode) activate and stimulate skin cells to produce proteins that are essential to healing and protecting skin. Most professional LED machines only use up to two or three lights from the color spectrum, but here at Lea Advanced Skincare we have seven light spectrum light therapy machines. Each light promotes different proteins for different skin concerns. The beauty of this skincare treatment is that it is ‘non-invasive’, has no down time and you see results immediately. LED works on a cellular level; it is often compared to the process of photosynthesis. It stimulates the body’s own cells to build new proteins the same way plants convert sunlight into new cells.

LED therapy has no side effects and can treat almost anything. It is great for blemished and oily skin, redness or rosacea, brown spots, large pores, for firming saggy skin and increasing elasticity and cellular rejuvenation (ATP/collagen production, for those who do not know, stands for adenosine triphospate and when the skin is damaged ATP stimulates cellular regeneration to heal and restore damaged skin cells), evening out skin tone, lymphatic draining and more. Each light has its own frequency and vibration therefore promoting different proteins from simple to complex (collagen). The colors of this seven light spectrum are: red, green, indigo, yellow, white, blue and purple.

Red light is the best for aging skin. It aids in the production of collagen and stimulates the production of ATP. ATP expedites the replacement process of old and damaged skin cells. All of this promotes skin elasticity and firmness, all while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red light really improves circulation and blood flow, making all of this possible. Green is also great for aging skin. It is calming and restorative and is known for reducing pigmentation and redness as well! Yellow light is also a light that falls under the anti-aging category. It too has anti-inflammatory properties and aids with lymphatic drainage. It is mainly known to improve the elastin in skin to help in the firming process.

Blue light is best known for its ability to get rid of acne because of its antibacterial properties. It also produces an extra molecule of O2 which makes it nearly impossible for bacteria to survive, mainly the P. Acne bacteria that lies deep within the follicle and which can’t survive in an oxygen rich atmosphere, while nourishing the other good cells. Blue light also reduces inflammation and calms the skin while speeding along the healing process. This is why blue lights are great after intense acne extractions or a Microdermabrasion treatment. Indigo and violet lights also fall under the acne category because they both have blue in it. Purple is a mix of blue light and red light so it helps control bacteria and clear acne. Indigo is inbetween the blue and purple lights, which helps sooth red and inflamed skin. The last light on the color spectrum is white light and it is known for its calming, regenerating and rebalancing properties.

Through the combination of these lights we can help reduce the signs of almost every skin concern possible. For example combining red, yellow and blue lights we can help reduce the signs of rosacea. Another great example would be combining blue, purple and indigo for the ultimate acne light therapy. Light therapy in general is a great skincare treatment that should be added onto Microdermabrasion procedures. The Microdermabrasion will first remove dead skin cells, allowing the lights to penetrate more effectively. Because the lights encourage healing from a molecular level, you’ll see lasting results up to two weeks after the treatment. At Lea Advanced Skincare we encourage our patients to be as proactive as they can be with their health and well-being and light therapy is the ultimate facial treatment to achieve both!

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