Plants use light to repair and grow healthy cells – and now you can too with LED Therapy!
Light emitting diode (LED) light therapy is growing in popularity in both esthetician offices and at home. Using varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique helps treat acne, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-aging effects. LED light therapy has an established history of skin uses. It was first used by the U.S. Navy SEALs in the 1990s to help heal wounds quickly and to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues!
Since then, the treatment has been researched for different services in esthetics. It’s mainly noted for increasing collagen and tissues, all of which can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of damage from age spots, acne, and wrinkles. There are different frequencies, or wavelengths, used with LED light treatment. These include red and blue light frequencies. They are readily absorbed into the skin without containing harmful ultraviolet rays.
Red Light: used for treating the epidermis. When the light is applied to your skin, the epidermis absorbs it and then stimulates collagen proteins. In theory, more collagen means that your skin will look smoother and fuller, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red LED light is also thought to reduce inflammation while improving circulation, which can give you a healthier glow.
Blue Light: targets the sebaceous glands. Also called oil glands, these are located beneath your hair follicles. Sebaceous glands are necessary for lubricating your skin and hair so that it doesn’t dry out. However, these glands can become overactive, leading to oily skin and acne. The theory is that blue LED light therapy can target these oil glands and make them less active. In turn, you may see fewer acne breakouts. Blue light can also kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, which can help treat severe acne pimples, including cysts and nodules.
Sanctuary Spa is expanding our service options to provide our clients with the latest techniques and treatments to help them achieve their skin and wellness goals. We will be rolling out new additions to our services using the LightStim Professional LED System.