The popularity of LED light therapy has increased in recent years thanks to exposure through celebs like the Kardashians. Were it not for social media, far fewer people would have ever heard about this skin boosting technology. We are pleased to offer LED treatments here at ARIA Medispa in Sterling, VA. These treatments, especially when combined with one of our medical grade facials, can bring new life to the skin. If you are dealing with inflammation, acne, wrinkles, and loss of laxity, you may be interested in scheduling your LED light treatment right away.
What is an LED facial?
LED stands for light-emitting diode. Treatment is delivered via a full face mask that sits a few centimeters away from the skin. The facemask emits various wavelengths and spectrums of infrared light. The color of light that is delivered is associated with specific effects in the skin. For example:
- Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin production.
- Red light increases circulation through the skin, which is good for tissue repair.
- White light penetrates into deeper layers of the skin, where it soothes inflammation and stimulates collagen tightening.
- Blue light destroys bacteria.
During an LED session, the facemask comfortably delivers the wavelengths of light that are relevant to the desired outcome. When red light is used, the dermis responds by strengthening the cellular structure of the skin. This light is thought to also target the oil glands that may contribute to chronic acne.
Benefits of LED Light Therapy
Some of the benefits that can be achieved with LED light therapy include:
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves acne scars
- Reduces breakouts by destroying acne-causing bacteria
- Promotes circulation
- Stimulates collagen production
- Brightens skin15
What to Expect from LED Light Therapy Treatments
One of the additional benefits of LED light therapy treatments besides their amazing results is the fact that this technology works differently than lasers, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. The type of light used to provoke healing in the skin is NOT ultraviolet so will not cause damage and is suitable for all skin types and tones, whereas ablative treatments typically are not appropriate for darker skin.
LED light therapy is noninvasive, safe, convenient, comfortable, and effective! Our clients can resume their normal activities right after their sessions. To achieve a major boost in skin recovery, we typically schedule a session a week for up to 10 weeks. This number of sessions creates an ongoing influx of collagen, circulation, and acne-destroying light, which achieves prolonged improvements.
Once the desired outcome has been achieved through weekly sessions, LED light therapy touch-ups may be scheduled every so often. With these touch-ups, the collagen loss that naturally occurs in adulthood can be slowed down and clearer, more youthful skin enjoyed for a longer period.