What is Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy?
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin.
In the 1990s, NASA began studying LED’s effects in promoting wound healing in astronauts by helping cells and tissues grow.
Today, dermatologists and estheticians commonly use LED therapy to help a range of skin issues. Skin specialists often use LED therapy together with other treatments, such as creams, ointments, and facials, to give you the best results.
What does Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy do?
Light Emitting Diode therapy helps a variety of skin concerns and conditions, including:
- Hair loss
- Mild to moderate acne
- Rough, scaly, precancerous spots on the skin (actinic keratosis)
- Sun damage
- Wounds and post-surgery
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Dull skin
- New and old scars
In some cases, LED therapy may treat small and superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC). BCC, a skin cancer, is the most common type of cancer.
Are there different kinds of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy?
Light Emitting Diode therapy uses various wavelengths that correspond to different visible colors. Each color penetrates the skin at different depths.
- Blue light affects the uppermost layer of your skin.
- Yellow light penetrates deeper.
- Red light travels further into your skin.
- Near-infrared light penetrates deepest.
Different LED colors do different things. For example, experts believe:
- Red Light Emitting Diode therapy may reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for younger-looking skin that diminishes with age.
- Blue Light Emitting Diode therapy may destroy acne-causing bacteria (P. acnes).
During treatment, skin specialists may use a combination of lights to treat your specific issue.
Does Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy actually work?
Research suggests that LED therapy can help reduce and improve some skin conditions and issues. To see improvement in your skin, though, you need to have regular treatments.
In-clinic LED therapy uses more powerful strengths than at-home devices, which makes it more effective. At Happipuncture, our cutting-edge LED therapy device delivers unprecedented service power and treatment scope — allowing us to push our LED service potential higher than ever before. With LED masks and other portable devices, you likely won’t see dramatic anti-aging or acne-reducing results. You might experience subtle improvements in your skin’s appearance, though.
How long does it take for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy to work?
To see significant benefits, you typically need to have a series of in-clinic treatments. You may need treatment 2-3 times per week for about a month. Then you might need maintenance treatments every month or every few months.
Who should not have Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy?
Light Emitting Diode therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone, including people who:
- Take certain medications that increase their sensitivity to sunlight, such as isotretinoin and lithium.
- Have a history of certain conditions, including skin cancer and inherited eye diseases.
What happens during Happipuncture’s Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy?
After putting on your goggles, lie on your back as your healthcare provider places the LED therapy device above your face. Lie still during the entire treatment as the device works. The treatment usually lasts about 20 -30 minutes.
Photodynamic Therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment.
How do you use an at-home device?
There are several at-home devices — from masks to wands to other hand-held products. Instructions vary based on the device you buy.
For example, you might wear some LED masks on your face for a few minutes each day. You can sit upright or lie down with these. With hand-held devices, you might hold the tool 6 to 12 inches from your face for 10 minutes.
Whatever device you choose, be sure to follow the directions carefully.
What happens after Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy?
After Light Emitting Diode (LED) Therapy, you can return to your regular activities with one exception: apply extra sunscreen daily to protect you from the sun.
I’d like to try this therapy, Where can I go?
At Happipuncture, no matter what problem you are targeting, LED therapy can be significantly helpful. If you are interested in boosting your skin health in a natural way, contact us at 09-2182992.
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