LED LIGHT THERAPY
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which emits different therapeutic wavelengths or colours of light energy. Each colour light energy penetrates the skin at different depths to address different issues.
How does LED light therapy work?
LED therapy uses specific colour wavelengths of light. Our skin absorbs the light and uses it as a source of energy (in the form of ATP), just like a car uses fuel (in the form of gasoline). Our skin cells need energy/fuel to regenerate, make collagen, repair damaged cells, get rid of wastes & toxins etc. Without energy, our cells can’t function. The problem is that as we age, we become less and less efficient at producing ATP from metabolising foods. For this reason, a supplemental cellular energy source (like LED) is very important.
What are the different wavelengths or light colours and what are they for?
BLUE: has powerful anti-bacterial properties that decongest and purify acne and problem skin. It has a deep cleansing effect, shrinks enlarged pores and prevents breakouts.
RED: for production of collagen and elastin, skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing, improvement of skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and superficial hyperpigmentation.
PURPLE: great for wound healing, increase blood circulation and lymph drainage, anti-inflammatory.
Is LED light therapy painful?
LED light therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment. After the skin preparation, we will simply place the mask over your face without it touching your skin. All you have to do is close your eyes, relax and allow the cells to 'refuel'.
Will LED light therapy work for me?
The treatment is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, colours and conditions. So the treatment will work for you. Skin Image offers different lights for different skin conditions and we can tailor this to each client.
How many treatments do I need and when will I see results?
The number of treatments you need can vary with skin type and condition. Just like your car needs fuel to run, your skin cells need energy to regenerate, make collagen, repair damaged cells etc, so it’s important to supply your skin cells with energy to allow them to function. A course of light therapy either alone or in conjunction with other treatments is recommended for long term results. At Skin Image we will analyse your skin and consult with you on the best course of action.
What LED technology do you use?
Skin Image uses the Milux and Opera LED mask which has the largest number of lights that cover the entire face and neck area. Unlike the LED panels, the mask is ergonomically designed to be adjusted ensuring the whole face benefits from the lights.