If you are considering LED light therapy for skin, here is what you need to know about it.
The scientific rationale behind LED light therapy
The cells in your body, including skin cells, contain ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which allows them to repair themselves, regenerate, and heal. However, this natural healing ability can be slowed down because of aging, the shortage of some nutrients, and other factors. Scientists have found that light has the ability to stimulate ATP production and hasten the natural healing process. In LED light therapy, the light from LED lambs is beamed onto the skin. The light causes the production of ATP and hence healing and repair of the skin.
Why LED light is preferred
Most sources of light can stimulate ATP production, but LED light is preferred because it is safe. Some sources of light may give off harmful rays which may cause skin burns or even skin cancer. LED lamps produce low power light which is harmless, so they are widely preferred by skin care specialists. LED therapy specialists use visible red light to treat shallow skin conditions, infrared lights for deeper skin conditions, and blue light to kill acne bacteria.
Advantages of LED light therapy
LED light therapy for skin rejuvenation is a noninvasive procedure. It is done by applying light to the skin, so there are no surgical scars. This means that you can carry on with your daily life after the procedure, and you don’t have to take any time off to recover. The procedure can get rid of wrinkles, skin lines, and even dark spots. When the skin is exposed to the light from the LED lamps, it produces elastin and collagen, which are proteins that smoothen the skin. The elastin and collagen clear out the wrinkles and lines, and they renew the skin. As new skin cells replace old ones, dark spots are removed along with the old cells. The procedure can improve the circulation of blood under the skin, and it can boost the function of your lymphatic system. When the blood vessels under your skin are stimulated by the LED light, circulation is increased and your skin gets a healthy glow. The procedure is extremely safe, pain-free, fairly comfortable, and at times it can even be relaxing. Also, there are no known negative side effects associated with this procedure.
What to expect during a treatment session
In a typical LED therapy session, the skin care specialist will often start you off with a microdermabrasion procedure. The aim of this is to get rid of any dead skin cells so as to allow the light to penetrate more. After the microdermabrasion, the LED lights will then be beamed directly onto the area of skin that is to be treated. The length of the sessions may vary, but it typically takes just a few minutes. You can start seeing results immediately, or they can be manifested after a few weekly sessions. The results tend to vary depending on one’s skin tone, age, lifestyle, and diet. Most skin care therapists recommend specific regimens for you to follow or topical ointments that you have to use between treatment sessions. As long as you abide by your specialist’s instructions, you will see dramatic results in no time.
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