Often used as a step in professional facials (after exfoliation and before hydration), LED is a proven anti-ageing method. But what is it?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy.
Not to be confused with laser, the light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post-surgery scars. The rejuvenation of healthy skin, too, was a happy coincidence.
If the therapeutic light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back).
In-salon treatments are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event, a session only takes 20 minutes. It’s also an effective and pain-free approach to treating skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation and adult acne. The sensation is akin to lying in the sun (many people fall asleep) and the cost is either built into the price of the facial, or you can have it as a standalone treatment.
LED is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, brightening the skin and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin.
“If you’ve lost weight recently, or have a poor diet, or you’ve spent too much time in the sun, etc., then it can take longer to see the start of results, but with continued use, everyone can benefit from LED light therapy.”
While there have been conclusive studies into the effectiveness of LED light therapy, of course always listen to your skin therapist.
“LED is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. It is good for all skin types, colours and conditions. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused.
Cleanses and purifies. Antibacterial properties for the treatment of acne skin lesions
Anti ageing and relaxing. Perfect for mature skin. Ideal for acne and inflammatory conditions
Promotes fluid drainage, excellent for puffy face and eyes or any congestion in the skin. Calms and soothes inflammation to restore balance in the skin tissue.
Stimulating. Great for all skin types, proven increased collagen production, increased blood flow for oxygenation and activates the rejuvenation process.
We recommend starting your session with a microdermabrasion procedure to remove dead skin cells for more effective light penetration.
The prescribed colours are then placed directly on the skin assuring a deep penetration.
Depending on one’s age, skin tone, diet and lifestyle, results may be observed immediately or after a series of sessions held one Week apart. Some may need 6-8 sessions to see dramatic results on their skin. In between sessions, your Therapist may prescribe topical skin treatments or skin care regimen to complement and boost the effects of the LED light therapy sessions.