By now you have probably seen light therapy all over social media. Some of the products offered look like something that would be at home on a science fiction show. Does light therapy actually work? What is it used for? The benefits of LED light therapy can be amazing if you receive the correct treatment.
LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy, or light emitting diode therapy, is a skincare treatment that uses light at varying wavelengths. It was originally developed by NASA to promote plant growth on shuttle missions but was discovered to be beneficial in wound care. Further development of this procedure has shown uses for skin conditions such as acne.
Uses of LED Light Therapy
This procedure can be used to treat acne by decreasing bacteria on the skin, reduce inflammation and promote anti-aging effects. The treatment boosts production of collagen and elastin in the skin, restoring a more youthful look. It also increases circulation, allowing for more oxygen absorption into the skin. There is also evidence to support the use of light therapy to help with muscle and joint pain.
Is It Safe?
The short answer is yes! LED light therapy does not contain ultraviolet rays which damage skin. The light does not cause burns and is safe for all skin colors and types. Please consult with your aesthetician if you are taking any medications for acne, as this could cause an adverse reaction.
The benefits of LED light therapy are exciting. Dr. Ben Talei and the staff at AuraSpa are proud to offer this service as a benefit to you. Whether you are seeking a more youthful appearance, need help with acne prone skin or would like to experience joint and muscle relief, LED light therapy may be the procedure for you. Visit us here to schedule a consultation and let our staff explain the benefits of LED light therapy.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Ben Talei