Updated: Nov 18, 2019
LED stands for light emitting diode and is a skin treatment that uses varying wavelengths of light
to treat skin issues, such as acne, wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds, among other conditions. Originally developed by NASA in hopes it could be an effective way to treat the muscle atrophy and slow wound healing caused during space travels. Scientist used the intense light from red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help grow plants in space and there found that it helped promote growth and photosynthesis of plant cells.
Now you're seeing your favorite celebrities like Jessica Alba or Kourtney Kardashian using lit up hockey masks. Or your favorite med spas offering Blue/Red light therapy on their menus.
Lets explain how it works
Red Light penetrates deep into the skin where it stimulates fibroblasts to promote collagen production. This helps to reduce fine lines while calms irritation and speeds up the healing process. These lights come from non-thermal wavelengths of visible light. These wavelengths are in spectral range of 630 to 660 nanometers.
Blue light doesn't penetrate as deep as Red light does. This visible light is from 380 to 500 nanometers on the spectral range. The light is converted into energy that cells use in metabolism to help repair and regenerate cells. Blue light is great for killing acne causing bacteria in the skin.
Here at Elaine's Medical Aesthetics we love to incorporate LED treatments in with our facials to offer
immediate improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne. Book your next facial with us today and get the glowing skin you want tomorrow.