LED light therapy is an amazing skincare treatment with many benefits. This wonderful new technology can address many skin issues from signs of aging, to acne and even hyperpigmentation. This noninvasive treatment uses light energy to heal and rejuvenate your skin. Read on to learn how it works.
Light Waves and Your Skin
Various types of lightwaves produce different results in your skin. Light penetrates to affect your skin on a cellular level with their restorative effects. By combining specific lightwaves we can target specific skin issues.
Blue LED Light
Blue lightwaves increase circulation and oxygenation within the skin. Blue light also targets acne causing bacteria. The effects are decreased skin redness and breakouts. Skin with active acne may need more frequent blue light treatments for the first couple of weeks to get the breakout under control.
Green LED Light
The green spectrum of lightwaves bond with and kill acne causing skin bacteria to heal and reduce breakouts. These lightwaves also affect melanosomes, a substance that controls melanin, causing the pigmentation to scatter to diffuse the excess pigment. This allows it to help even skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Red LED Light
The red light spectrum works on the mitochondria in your skin to produce more energy and increase oxygen levels in your skin. It results in an increase in collagen, elastin, and other proteins to make your skin more taut, firm, and supple for a more youthful look.
Length of Treatments
As technology advances, treatment becomes more effective and treatment times get shorter than LED treatments used to be. With our more modern equipment an LED light therapy session will only take about 15 minutes from start to finish, but it only takes 5 minutes under the LED panel to produce the desired results.
Frequency of Treatments
Like most skincare treatments the best results are seen with multiple treatments at regular intervals. To get the most from your LED light therapy treatments we recommend a schedule of twice per week for about 4 weeks. Your treatment schedule will be customized to meet your skin’s unique needs.
If you’d like to experience the skin healing and rejuvenating benefits of LED light therapy, make an appointment with an esthetician at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa today. Our experts will assess your skin and then determine which of our LED treatment options is right for you. Call us at 808-739-0400 today or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to book your LED therapy appointment. We’ll see you soon at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.