LED LIGHT THERAPY FAQS

Frequently asked questions

What is LED Light Therapy?


With Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy, light is absorbed through the layers of skin and into the skin cells. This light is then converted into energy, which trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin and stimulates the cell to replicate healthy skin cells. LED Light Therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimise acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.




What are the benefits of LED Light Therapy?


LED treatments not only have immediate results but more importantly improve the condition and appearance of your skin long term. Light therapy oxygenates the skin cells, it also increases blood flow and circulation reducing inflammation and the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles. Following a course of LED treatments clinical changes include the improvement in collagen, elastin and cellular function – all of which are great for treating conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and rosacea. - Induce fast healing and decrease pain: Heightens internal skin call functions and induces faster healing. - Target active acne: Blue LED light therapy works effectively to target inflammatory acne. - Reduce acne-causing bacteria: Eliminates acne-causing bacteria that lives on the skin. - Quick and easy treatments: Sessions only last 10 to 20min so you can be in and out and looking your best in no time at all.




How does LED Light Therapy work?


Just like plants, our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy. LED light therapy delivers light energy in a similar way that plants absorb light energy from the sun. LED emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energise cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate. When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles.




Is LED Light Therapy treatment safe?


LED is a non-invasive and natural treatment with multiple medical studies showing no adverse side effects. It has been used safely and effectively for aesthetic applications for over 15 years and is the only aesthetic device that has no contraindications of any kind. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused. While LED is safe for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding we suggest consulting your doctor first. Unlike other types of light therapy, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays. LED light therapy doesn’t cause burns compared to other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. It may be safe for all skin colors and types. You shouldn’t use LED light therapy if you take Accutane for acne or if you’re experiencing skin rashes.




Who is the treatment suitable for?


LED is suitable for all skins types, colours and conditions; and provides a non-invasive treatment option. It complements the skin’s own natural ability to rejuvenate, boost collagen synthesis and stimulate wound healing; helping with overall skin health.




Is LED Light Therapy similar to laser?


Not to be confused with laser, LED has a unique ability to produce the same specific light frequencies as lasers without damaging skin tissue. LED does not involve any heating of the skin. It improves the health of the skin by stimulating the skin cells metabolism without causing injury and requires no down time.




What should I expect during the treatment?


The sensation is akin to lying in the sun without the damaging effects during which a warm, pleasant feeling can be felt over the entire face. While you're there you can mediate, unwind even take a power nap - the whole process is very relaxing. You will walk out feeling warm, fresh and rejuvenated. LED is also proven to stimulate serotonin levels.




What results can I expect after the treatment?


On your first session your skin will feel rejuvenated from increased oxygen and blood flow to the skin. After the first 2 weeks skin will appear smoother, brighter and more plump. After four weeks skin tone will be more even, tighter and firmer with a healthy improvement in tone, clarity and texture. The complexion is plumped up with new collagen (which pushes the folds of the wrinkles out) and new elastin (which helps to tighten the skin and give it more elasticity).




How many sessions will I need?


LED Lounge sessions are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. A session can take between 15 - 20 minutes.




How long do results last?


LED therapy will stimulate the skin’s natural cellular processes which help to rejuvenate and repair damaged skin. After a course of treatments this result continues to improve up to 4-6 months after a light treatment.




Will it make me breakout?


LED will not contribute to breakouts. It will actually help with the healing of breakouts by speeding up recovery time, assisting with inflammation and increasing lymphatic flow to help with toxic build up.




Can I apply makeup straight after?


You can apply make-up right after an LED treatment.




Will it help with pigmentation?


LED can help with the underline inflammation of pigmentation, boosting the health of the skin and helping to minimise the appearance of pigment.




Is the treatment okay for sensitive skin?


LED is perfectly safe for sensitive or compromised skin. It is a non-invasive fantastic treatment to aid skin that is experiencing anything from mild sensitivity, eczema or psoriasis by helping increase the skin’s natural wound healing process.  




Can I do the treatment if I am pregnant or breast feeding?


LED Light Therapy is safe if you a pregnant or breastfeeding. This non-invasive, pain-free treatment is friendly for all skin tones, types and conditions.




What do the different LED light colours do to the skin and how deep do they penetrate?