LED Light Therapy 101
LED is a painless, non invasive, relaxing treatment designed to improve various skin ailments! With the use of near infrared light energy, LED therapy treats skin by improving cellular performance. By applying specific wavelengths of light energy to tissues, many benefits can be achieved such as the improvement of acne, wrinkles, dark spots, and scarring. LED Light therapy is painless, safe to use on all skin types, and requires no recovery time.
In the early 1960s, scientists discovered that the process of LED treatment was helpful to not only help plants grow but also heal damaged plants. After years of study it was later discovered that this treatment could also be used on people to treat common skin issues. Research by NASA has found that blue, red and near-infrared light energy emitted by LED Light Therapy devices can safely address a wide variety of conditions, including acne, wrinkles and dark spots. Even experts from Harvard Medical School have reflected on the potential of LED Light Therapy as an emerging treatment that can have significant positive effects.
LED Light Therapy Treatments traditionally take about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the desired effects. This skin treatment is achieved by the different wavelengths of light activating the natural healing process of our skin so that it can be repaired.
LED Light Therapy can be administered by either lying down directly beneath the light, or with an expert moving a light wand directly over the skin. Dulce Beauty offers LED Light Therapy using a Celluma device. Celluma is the only single LED panel device that is FDA cleared and offers 3 discrete wavelengths simultaneously. The Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules and stimulates different cellular processes. Some will reduce inflammation, some will kill bacteria, others will enhance circulation. Its unique flexible design and extra-large light panel promotes more optimum results.
Many people notice positive differences in their skin after just one session but it may take several sessions to see the full effect of the treatment. Each session allows for the light waves to penetrate a deeper level of your skin each time, showing incredible results.
LED Light Therapy at Dulce Beauty will implement numerous, incredible skin benefits. The various benefits are often related to the type of light used. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. LED Light Treatment has been known to help with several other skin problems, including rosacea, dull skin, sun damage, scarring, dermatitis, psoriasis, inflammation, and eczema. The most significant known benefits from LED Light Therapy are the reduction of acne and the reduction of scarring and signs of aging.
When targeting acne, red and blue are most widely used to penetrate the depths of the skin and get to the root issues. Blue LED Light Therapy in particular is useful for the cure of acne, as it fights the bacteria in the skin that causes acne. Blue light also reduces the activity of oil-producing glands, urging them to produce less oil- which can also be helpful for reducing acne.
Scarring and Signs of Aging
As we age, our body produces less and less collagen (protein responsible for skin healing) which causes our skin to develop wrinkles and age spots. Red light through LED Light Therapy triggers the production of more collagen and so reduces signs of age from our skin. The increase of collagen will also boost our body's natural healing powers and help reduce other bodily wounds or inflammation.
APPOINTMENT PREPARATION AND AFTERCARE
LED Light Therapy is a relaxing treatment that doesn't require much preparation or aftercare. For your appointment at Dulce Beauty please arrive with a clean face, without any makeup. If you are just starting out LED Light Therapy is most effective when done in a series of 4 – 8 treatments, lasting 30 minutes, two times per week. Once you achieve desired results you can reduce treatments every 4 – 6 weeks.
After your LED Light Therapy Treatments your skin may be sensitive. Try to avoid intense skin care routines or other activities such as sunbathing but you will most likely be able to resume your regular life immediately after your appointments.
LED Light Therapy is a very safe treatment. In very rare cases, there can be inflammation, redness, and rashes as side effects, but it usually goes smoothly. Women who are pregnant should consult their physician before beginning LED Light Therapy treatments. Those with epilepsy, taking photosensitive drugs, or taking cortisone injections or any kind of steroid injections should exercise caution when considering LED Light Therapy.
At Dulce Beauty, we provide the best LED Light Therapy in Vancouver. We provide a luxurious LED Light Therapy that not only leaves people feeling satisfied and comfortable, but with amazing skin improvements and changes.