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What You Need To Know About LED Light Therapy

by LCA Team on June 04, 2022

What You Need To Know About LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that targets the signs of ageing, acne problems and overall skin rejuvenation. While this has been around since the 1960s, it’s been getting more popular as of late. 

In this article, you’ll learn more about what LED Light Therapy is all about, including its benefits and possible side effects, as well as other information if this skin treatment is right for you.

How did LED Light Therapy come about?

Way back when, NASA - yes, the US government agency responsible for the science and technology of space exploration - developed LED lights for plant growth outside planet Earth. However, healthcare professionals also saw the benefits of these products in healing wounds and tissue growth. Scientists further developed this into what we know as LED Light Therapy today.

What are the benefits of LED Light Therapy?

There are three kinds of LED light: red, blue and yellow. Red LED light reduces the signs of ageing as it targets skin cells that promote collagen production.

On the other hand, blue LED light targets oil glands on the skin to reduce the overproduction of sebum and improve acne problems.

Yellow light targets overall healing, so it’s perfect for after treatment for laser and injectables procedures as it speeds up recovery time.

So in this case, LED Light Therapy treats several skin concerns and conditions, including dermatitis, eczema and rosacea. 

It’s also one of the safest skin treatments on the market, as it does not cause burns, and can be used regularly.

Are there any side effects?

Like any skin treatment, LED Light Therapy has a few side effects to take note of. They can cause mild reactions to the skin, so you might see a bit of swelling and redness, and experience some itching for a few days. Always discuss your plans with your GP so that you can prepare early.

When should you use LED Light Therapy?

LED Light Therapy is best for people experiencing acne problems, who want to address visible signs of ageing on their face, and who want to heal their wounds faster. 

Patients also living with psoriasis and rosacea can turn to LED Light Therapy to manage their symptoms. 

We tailor-fit our treatments that stimulate dermal blood flow and faster healing, giving you a fresh and rejuvenated look. At Laser Clinics, you will be in the care of our highly-skilled and well-trained team of therapists who use our state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best results based on your skin goals. So if you’re thinking of trying LED Light Therapy, book an appointment with Laser Clinics today.