Everyone’s talking about it, all the celebrities swear by it and all the professionals are raving about it, but what do you know about how LED light therapy works. Neo Elegance a multiple award-winning brand in LED light therapy, answers your common questions.
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy or Phototherapy has been widely researched and supported by thousands of published clinical research papers around the world. It is also known as:
- Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
- Red Light Therapy
- Cold & Soft Laser Therapy
In research all these terms refer to the same therapy of delivering light energy to the skin to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
How LED Light Therapy works?
Light energy is absorbed without any damage from heat or physical trauma. Research indicates the absorbed energy is then used to improve cellular performance, by transforming their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilise.
Improved cellular performance includes synthesis of DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components. One example of cellular performance would be, when fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in the connective tissue, which in turn will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin and increase the rate of wound healing.
Why are there different colours?
The different colours are the wavelengths, we see them as colours. They penetrate at different levels in the skin and have different skin benefits.
Who is LED Light Therapy good for?
LED is well evidenced for it regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits without creating trauma making it safe and suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
It is a great treatment for:
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Skin rejuvenation
- Dry Skin
Who should avoid LED Light Therapy?
It’s a great treatment for most and is well tolerated, however some medications can make skin more light sensitive.
You should not use LED Light Therapy if you have:
- Light Sensitive Eczema
- Active Cancer
- Light induced migraines/headaches
Also, if you are pregnant, you should not have LED light therapy as the effects on pregnant women are unknown.
If you’re unsure if LED light therapy will work for you or will suit your skin, contact us and our in-house skin experts will guide you through all your questions and queries.