LED light therapy! You’ve heard something about it, you read about it in magazines, celebrities are using it, and see it listed on the menu at your favorite spa. But what is this therapy and what are the real benefits of LED light therapy?
LED, or light-emitting diode, therapy encompasses very precise wavelengths that have been scientifically proven to penetrate into skin and tissue where they body readily absorbs them due to its high content of blood and water.
As these wavelengths permeate the cells they perform certain duties depending on their nanometer ranges (a measurement of light.)
Yellow LEDs at 590+ nanometers, red LEDs at 625-660 nanometers, and infrared LEDs at 850+ nanometers have been shown to have significant improvements in the appearance of numerous skin conditions including aging and rosacea. The benefits of these wavelengths are far and wide creating quite a list of impressive improvements.
Benefits of yellow, red, and infrared LEDs:
Stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis
Boosts cellular energy
Decreases length and depth of lines and wrinkles
Fades age spots and discoloration
Brightens skin tone
Reduces pore size
Improves the texture of the skin
Firms and tightens
Plumps the lips
Accelerates healing of pimples and blemishes
Most of these reactions within the skin and body don’t occur overnight but take consistency and patience with treatments. Although, some changes can be seen immediately in many individuals such as brightening skin tone, a reduction in pore size, and diminishes redness. Other issues with the skin may take a bit longer to see results such as deeper wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
Blue LEDs at 415 nanometers has a very different effect on the skin than their yellow, red, and infrared counterparts. Blue wavelengths have been shown to be anti-bacterial. Therefore, as these wavelengths penetrate into the skin and are absorbed into acne, they have the unique ability to kill the bacteria that causes acne, P. acnes.
Benefits of blue light therapy:
Kills the acne bacteria, P. acnes
Soothes the skin
When the skin is treated with blue light therapy to destroy the bacteria and is then followed up with a red light therapy treatment, which speeds up the healing process and reduces inflammation, acne begins to dissipate leaving the skin brighter and clearer. It’s a powerful duo in the fight against acne.
LED light therapy is a safe treatment for the skin giving you a natural alternative for treating a plethora of skin conditions. Given time and patience, you can expect to see visible improvements within your skin without the need for turning to more invasive and potentially damaging options.
FDA cleared light therapy systems to help you with consistency as doing the treatments at home gives you more control as well as great convenience. These home units are a powerful yet safe way to drastically improve your skin and enjoy the immense benefits LED light therapy has to offer.