What if you could have flawlessly smooth skin without a ton of maintenance? It seems there is always something new to try in the way of skin care, but this LED light facial technology isn’t anything new–it has been used in spas and dermatologist offices for over a decade. With new advancements in technology, you may have seen the procedure popping up across celebrity Instagrams lately, so we’re here to let you know what all the fuss is about.
What is LED Light Therapy?
An LED light facial is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses low-level, non-thermal light energy to activate skin cells to destroy free radicals and promote skin rejuvenation by repairing skin cells and tissue.
Unlike laser therapy, LED therapy is able to target a larger area of skin at one time. Laser treatments tend to require anesthesia and result in inflammation of the treated skin. But LED treatments have none of these drawbacks–plus, the LED light can be applied to the skin in just 20 relaxing minutes.
What are the benefits?
LED light facials claim to help prevent signs of aging, reduce acne, improve skin tone, and increase circulation. Different wavelengths of light are used to treat different skin conditions. Blue light is used to reduce acne by creating a cellular environment that is deadly to acne bacteria. Red light is used to promote circulation and collagen production in dry, sun damaged, and aging skin. Yellow light is great for sensitive skin, and it helps reduce redness and swelling, while also treating eczema and rosacea. Green light is used to treat skin pigmentation, removing spots and evening out skin tone.
Are there any drawbacks?
There are plenty of at-home LED facial treatments that you can use every day, but the best quality treatment will still be gotten at a spa by a licensed professional. By receiving LED facials at a spa rather than relying on at-home treatments, you can talk with your aesthetician about any conditions that may make the treatment inadvisable.