Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy is a skin care treatment for acne and wrinkles. Also known as photodynamic therapy or PDT. Light therapy is a pain-free, low-cost way to get rid of blemishes on acne-prone skin, clear scars, and help prevent wrinkles. Acne light systems don’t generate the wavelengths of light that cause cancer. They won’t burn the skin if used as directed. They are safe, but they are slow. And they don’t do all the work of acne skin care treatment, but they do help the process and reduce inflammation.
Benefits of Light therapy:
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Tightens and firms skin
- Regenerate collagen and elastin
- Refine pore size
- Minimize cellulite, scars, and stretch marks
- Remove blemishes and redness
- Fade age spots and hyper-pigmentation
- Reduce appearance of acne
Improves Skin Problems Related to:
- Acne scars
Blue Light Therapy – For Acne:
Visible blue light from the sun (in the frequency range of approximately 415 nm) when it shines into pores can activate light-sensitive chemicals called porphyrins that are found in the outer cell membranes of the bacteria that cause acne. When these chemicals begin to vibrate in sync with solar energy, they rupture the outer lining of the bacterium. The contents of the bacterial cell begin to leak out, and the bacterium dies within 48 hours. The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill P. acnes bacteria without damaging healthy skin.
Red Light Therapy – For Scars/Wrinkles:
Wavelengths of red light help improve the skin’s function by improving its ability to produce collagen it needs to heal when its production has slowed due to age or cumulative damage. Red light LEDs target the skin’s oil glands to reduce cytokines, a class of pro-inflammation. Red light therapy helps reduce wrinkles and scars.
How it works:
Laying down on a bed, listening to relaxing music we will start the light therapy. You will put goggles over the eyes, so if you have tanning goggles feel free to bring your own. The light will just cover your face. You can have blue, red light, or a combination of both. We can add pulses for higher intensity and we have 3 levels of light for what is right for you. It is recommended to come with a clean face. $35 per session