If you struggle with acne, age spots, loose skin, hyperpigmentation, redness, inflammation, or other common skin issues, you are not alone. Whether caused by age, hormones, or sun damage, we all have things about our skin that we would like to address. LED light therapy is a great way to treat many different skin conditions. Here we break down what LED light therapy is, what the different types are, and why it is a great option for anybody looking to improve their complexion.
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy is based in science, and makes use of the ways in which our bodies respond to different forms of LED light. LED light therapy simply shines focused LED light waves of a certain color onto the surface of the skin at close range. As the LED light waves penetrate the surface of the skin and go deeper into the dermis, they work to treat various skin concerns. LED light therapy is used by estheticians and dermatologists alike to treat many skin conditions, ranging from mild cosmetic issues to painful skin conditions. LED light therapy is safe and effective, and gentle enough for most people to use. LED light therapy can be used in conjunction with other skincare products to boost their effectiveness and give your skin a real boost as well!
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light therapy is highly effective in treating acne. Blue light penetrates the least of all of the different colors of light but goes to work on the surface of the skin. Blue light therapy destroys acne-causing bacteria that live on your skin. Blue light therapy is a great solution for mild to moderate blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. Blue light therapy essentially cleanses the surface of the skin by removing acne-causing bacteria, to leave your skin healthy-looking and acne free.
Green Light Therapy
Green LED lights penetrate the skin deeper than blue light, but not as much as red light. Green light therapy helps acne and hyperpigmentation. The green light may be more effective at treating worse cases of acne than blue light because it goes deeper into the skin. It breaks up the clusters of melanin found in age spots and hyperpigmentation. Green light therapy is also a great treatment for undereye concerns, such as baggy under the eyes, dark circles, and discoloration. It decreases the production of melanin-forming cells known as melanocytes, to help you achieve a brighter and more even skin tone.
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy penetrates deeper than both blue light and green light therapy. Red light waves are absorbed into the part of the skin cell responsible for cell regeneration. This activates and boosts the production of collagen and elastin, two key proteins that are necessary for skin health, but whose production declines with age. Boosting collagen and elastin results in firmer, healthier skin. Red light therapy is great for more prominent skin concerns, such as scars, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, deeper acne, and sun damage, and in some cases has even been effective on rosacea, eczema, hair loss, and wounds.
LED light therapy is a quick, easy, and totally non-invasive procedure to leave your skin looking gorgeous! It is not an instant treatment but is well worth the time investment. It is recommended to receive LED light therapy treatments twice a week for a month, followed by a monthly treatment to maintain your fabulous results!
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