Have you noticed lately that a lot of people are talking about LED light therapy?
Maybe you are wondering what it is, what does it do and how much does it cost? Here at Grandis Dental LED light therapy is one of, the many skin treatments that we have to offer.
In this blog we explore the benefits of using LED light therapy, how it works, what to expect when having the treatment, how much does treatment like this cost, and is it worth it?
LED light therapy, which stands for light-emitting diode ( meaning it pushes the energy and power of the light in one direction at your skin) is a highly effective yet minimally invasive way to achieve total facial rejuvenation by using light therapy to target skin concerns such as:
- Signs of ageing such as wrinkles and age spots
- Dull skin
- Other inflammatory skin conditions
So how does LED light therapy work?
LED Light Therapy is the deepest penetrating medical grade treatment that targets the light receptors in our cells which then converts the light into energy. The cells are then fuelled with all the energy that they need to be able to function at optimal ability. This then activates and promotes collagen production and increases the rate of skin cell renewal. Enhanced collagen production greatly reduces fine lines and improves the overall texture of the epidermis, resulting in a more youthful, radiant skin.
What to expect during your treatment?
During an LED Light therapy treatment, you will be placed underneath a professional LED light that emits various wavelengths of light. This technology does not contain any UV light, so you can rest easy knowing it will not damage your skin. LED light does not contain UV, so it is totally safe, with minimal to no adverse effect. It is non-invasive and there is no down time or redness after. In fact, quite the opposite – you can usually rely on a session for an immediate glow.
LED Light Therapy colours
LED light therapy offers different light colours which achieve different results. Whether it’s the red light or the blue light, they all produce different wavelengths, for instance, red has a longer wavelength than the blue. LED therapy was initially invented by NASA decades ago to help the growth of plants and vegetables, then in the 90s it started to be used to speed up wound healing. Nowadays this magical miracle worker is most used by our favourite aestheticians to regenerate skin cells, to slow aging and treat acne. But just what is the purpose of using different colours or wavelengths of light.?
The red light is the same red glow found in infrared saunas and is used to treat the outer layer of the epidermis. Our skin absorbs the light like a product, and it helps stimulate collagen production. Making the red light the go-to for anti-aging effects such as increasing collagen and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
The Blue light is best for acne prone skin and existing active breakouts because it targets the sebaceous oil glands and destroys acne causing bacteria. It can also decrease scarring from breakouts.
The Amber light handles the clean-up. It helps with age spots and melasma. Its detoxifying and protective as it helps to flush waste from the skin and the delicate channels just under our skin that we can blame on swelling and puffiness.
The Green light is used to help improve skin pigmentation damage that has occurred as a direct result of overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. It is also known to help reduce the appearance of sunspots, age spots, freckles, and reddish and brown patches. While they are the most common forms of skin discoloration, green light can also help with several other types of hyperpigmentation and melanin problems that are a direct result of aging. Treatment can help lighten the areas of skin affected by these conditions.
How much does treatment like this cost?
Here at Grandis Dental, LED light therapy is $30 for a 30-minute session. We also offer BUY 3 and get 1 FREE when you purchase multiple sessions. So, you get the most out of your appointment we will talk to you about your home care routine and discuss with you what you would like to achieve so we can get the best results for your skin!
The bottom line
LED light therapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that repairs, rejuvenates, and revitalizes the skin. The LED light system can be used alone for impressive results or incorporated into one of our other dermal treatments, such as peels, collagen induction therapy or hydra-dermabrasion, to enhance outcomes and accelerate healing.