since becoming popularized by celebrity facialists, LED light therapy is everywhere. from serial killer-looking masks, to handhelds and professional panels, it’s become the insta-worthy skin treatment for everything from acne to fine lines. sounds like voodoo magic, sure, but there are plenty of studies to back up the benefits it promises…

what is LED light therapy?

 LED stands for: light emitting diode. it’s a non-invasive, relaxing treatment that emits different colors of light energy to fast-track the skin’s natural healing process, stimulate collagen and fight acne-causing bacteria

what to expect

it’s pain-free and there’s no downtime. it’s the only aesthetic device safe for all skin types and conditions. a typical standalone treatment takes 20 min. it can also be built into the price of a facial and is a great add-on post laser treatment, microneedling or chemical peel, because of its ability to calm inflammation and speed up healing time *for optimal results, in-office treatments are recommended 2-3x/wk for a course of 4-6/wks*

 

how it works

 it emits a variety of colors, all of which use different wavelengths of light energy to provide unique benefits to the skin. each light can be used alone or in conjunction with other lights depending on your skin concerns and goals…

red light: is the most popular LED treatment due to it’s anti-aging benefits. it stimulates collagen production, promotes circulation and helps speed up the skin’s natural healing process. it’s used to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin, giving it that plumped look

blue light: kills acne-causing bacteria on the surface as well as within the follicles and pores. it offers an alternative to oral medications such as Accutane and long-standing antibiotics

amber light: also referred to as yellow light, reduces the appearance of redness, swelling and inflammation. it’s beneficial for rosacea suffers and in combination with red light post laser treatments, microneedling and chemical peels to calm and soothe the skin