LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy is a treatment shown to have powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue that can help support skin conditions including rosacea, acne, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss condition, sun damage as well has providing an effective anti-ageing treatment

The treatment is non-invasive and non-abrasive.  Through the use of different coloured LED lights  (Light Emitting Diodes) it can stimulate collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing process. It can be used as a standalone treatment or can support other non-invasive aesthetic treatments by encouraging the skins natural healing process.

The treatment doesn’t require any skin care ingredients nor does it wound the skin. For this reason is it a highly effective treatment for all skin types, including hypersensitive and rosacea skins

Each colour light has different benefits:

Red LED Light therapy is predominantly used for its anti ageing benefits but is also an excellent treatment for scarring and rosacea

Blue LED Light therapy is predominantly used for its anti- bacterial benefits and therefore used in acne treatments and penetrates deeper to the root of the bacteria

Violet LED Light therapy is often used to help sufferers of severe acne. It destroys the bacteria that causes acne and is strong enough that noticeable results can be seen after just one treatment (not suitable for sensitive skin).

Amber or Green LED Light therapy is effective in the treatment of skin issues involving redness such as rosacea and is ideal for sensitive skin because of its soothing and calming properties

This treatment, when used on the face, will begin with an initial consultation followed by a superficial cleanse and skin analysis.  You will then experience a deep cleanse, enzyme peel followed by the LED Treatment itself.  Once the LED treatment has finished we will end with moisturisation and an SPF.  During the LED treatment you can choose between a hand or foot massage.

To treat other areas of the body, please call to discuss.

One of the most common examples of LED Light Therapy is the practice of treating babies with jaundice, a common condition of newborns and more recently cancer researchers have noted that the red frequency combined with a topical cream can kill or significantly reduce certain types of skin cancer cells. To ready more about this research click here.  An article from the American Cancer Society also talks about the benefits of LED Light Therapy for certain types of skin cancers.

Other research into the types of condition LED therapy has been tested on can be found here.

Light therapy dates to the Greeks, when it was known that exposure to light, or heliotherapy, could be beneficial to health. Today, we know that one benefit of light exposure is the skin’s production of vitamin D, one of the healing vitamins that is essential to good health.

The Greeks may have been observing this effect, though they didn’t know about vitamins. Neither did they know that exposure to some of the sun’s wavelengths, like UV, can be very harmful.

In the 19th Century, a Nobel Prize was awarded to Dr Niels Finsen, a Danish Physician who demonstrated the beneficial effects of various wavelengths in the treatment of tuberculosis. This same technology has proven to be effective in the fields of dermatology, neurology and physiotherapy

In the 1960s in Europe it was noted that certain single wavelengths had excellent therapeutic effect on treatment tissues through a process called photo-stimulation