LED LIGHT THERAPY
At Skin Image, there are 2 types of light therapy used for skin rejuvenation - LED Light Therapy and IPL
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 wavelengths used for skin rejuvenation?
RED (630nm) + near IR (830nm) is the gold standard skin rejuvenation to encourage collagen and elastin production, improvement of skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and superficial hyperpigmentation.
Is LED light therapy painful?
LED light therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment.
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.
How many treatments do I need?
This depends on the condition of your skin. Different options will be discussed and the appropriate course of action will be recommended at the consultation meeting.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a great treatment for pigmentation, diffused redness, and sun damaged skin. It helps to lighten the pigments and even out blotchiness to leave the skin looking clear and even toned.
How does IPL work for skin rejuvenation?
The intense pulsed light targets chromophores in the skin ie. dark pigments and tiny capillaries (some people call them broken capillaries or spider veins). These dark pigments absorb the light energy in the form of heat which then destroys them. The "shattered" pigments are either absorbed by the body or surface to the top of the skin and slough off.
The heat also stimulates cells responsible for collagen production, therefore improving the texture of your skin by softening fines lines and wrinkles.
Is IPL painful?
It feels like a rubber band being pinged against your skin! So could be temporary uncomfortable but not painful.
How many treatments do I need before I see results?
Results can be seen after 1 treatment. However, experience tells us that best results are seen after a course of treatments or used in combination with Dermal Needling and/or LED. We can advise you the best course of action for your skin at the consultation meeting.
How long will this last?
To maintain results, we recommend 1 to 2 courses of IPL a year.