LED facial treatments are the latest tools developed in the ongoing battle against aging and wrinkled skin. Light therapy for health has been used for centuries, although the concept of technology used in other industries is novel. LED light therapy facial treatments leverage the benefits light has on the skin without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet rays. But “How do LED light facial treatments to work, exactly?” Natural light from the sun provides essential vitamin D. Today, professionals use artificial red and blue light therapy to remove blackheads and blemishes. These therapies also promote collagen production. Learn more about LED Facial treatments and how this popular new wave can preserve your skin and keep you looking vibrant.

Benefits of LED Facial Treatments

LED light therapy benefits people in many different ways. For example, direct sunlight provides vitamin D, which provides the human body with a plethora of benefits, such as the ability to absorb calcium and stave off many diseases. LED light Therapy can provide the skin with sufficient vitamin D and other healing properties without exposing the person to large doses of harmful UV rays. Ultraviolet rays cause skin cancer and aging skin. Aside from vitamin D, there are other LED light facial benefits to be experienced.

LED facial treatments that use blue light therapy are good at killing bacteria that causes unsightly and irritating acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. This is no small feat, as acne and other growths have plagued generations of people who want clear, smooth skin. Blue light therapy is used in the treatment of malignant and premalignant cancer growths in the skin, as well as sun-damaged epidermis. Blue light is not solely used for aesthetic purposes because it can help save lives when under the supervision of a medical professional.

Red light therapy treats wrinkles, blemishes. In addition, it bolsters overall healthy skin. Red light is also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), or cold laser therapy. Its beauty applications include reducing stretch marks and wrinkles. These are common with old age and prolonged exposure to the sun over time. Getting red light LED facial treatments can also stimulate healing and collagen growth. Collagen promotes skin elasticity and helps to maintain a youthful appearance.

Other benefits of LED light therapy include:

  • The reduction of visible acne scars.
  • Minimal redness in the skin.
  • Healing psoriasis.

How do LED light therapies work?

An LED light mask or light tool aims the light at the skin at varying frequencies. The light and frequency of the lights will differ based on the therapy you seek. The lights then trigger a reaction in your cells. For example, a red light LED facial will promote collagen growth and healing. Meanwhile, blue light therapy will remove bacteria. You can remove toxins while fostering healing in one session by asking for both.

LED facial treatments are typically preceded by a facial or microdermabrasion procedure. Both procedures remove excess dead epidermal cells. This process primes the skin for light therapy. The light no longer needs to move through layers of dead skin cells on your face. The skin care professional will provide you with eye protection. You will be exposed to the LED light for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or more. The lights may feel warm, but it is an overall relaxing and painless experience.

Are there risks with LED facial treatments?

LED light facials are safe and offer a variety of benefits. A long-term skin care regiment will highlight these benefits. You may experience some short-term side-effects from LED facials. Some of these side-effects include headaches and eyestrain if you have looked directly into the therapy lights. People who elect red light therapy for its beneficial skin treatment must take caution to use protective eye gear before and during the entire therapy session. However, using LED lights for therapy are unlikely to produce the heat necessary to cause any damage.

For those who elect LED facial treatments, other things to consider include:

  • Light therapy effectiveness varies from person to person.
  • Light therapy is most effective when done consistently over time.
  • People on certain medications or those with a sensitivity to light should consult their doctor first.

Otherwise, LED light facials are a great method to improve the overall health and look of your skin. The reduction of bacteria and blemishes will promote clear, glowing skin. Furthermore, while the production of collagen will restore it to its youthful form and feel.

Kimberley Knapp

Kimberley Knapp

Founder & CEO at Skin Apeel Day Spa
Kim is the founder and CEO of Skin Apeel Day Spa in Boca Raton, Fl since 1992. Kim has 38 years experience as a licensed skin and holistic beauty specialist. She is an industry expert and contributor for Day Spa and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques International Magazines. Kim is a guest panel speaker for Premier Skin Care Circuit, and has been named two years consecutive as one of Boca Raton’s Successful Women in Business.
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