LED Phototherapy

“The light can heal” – Hippocrates

LED phototherapy can heal the most stubborn skin conditions such as stretch marks and acne.

What is LED Phototherapy?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and represents emission of lights when a current is passed through semi-conductors. It is a non-invasive, non-thermal no down time procedure, which unlike lasers and IPL can be used in all skin types safely. Various skin conditions and aesthetic face and body problems can be targeted with different wavelengths of LED penetrating to a different layer of the skin.

What is LED Therapy Used For?

LED therapy is used for many skin conditions using different wavelengths MOST LEDS, the most advanced computerized LED therapy. LEDS for the following conditions:

  • Skin Rejuvenation (Dull and rough skin).
  • Stretch Marks in all skin types.
  • Acne.
  • Post laser treatment.
  • Cellulite.
  • Melasma.
  • Hair Loss.

LED can also be used as part of photodynamic therapy, which is more invasive treatment due to pre application of a photosensitive substance called ALA.

LED can be used for various other conditions such as stress, psoriasis, bone and muscle pain, depression, allergic rhinitis, vein ulcers. These are only a few mentioned to explain the power of healing light.

How Does LED Therapy Work?

LED uses different wavelengths of therapeutic colour to induce particular changes in skin conditions. LEDS, state of the art light healing device, has 60 programmes for various skin conditions using different combinations of therapeutic colours. The colours are as follows:

1. Red Light 654nm – Has penetration of 6 to 8mm and it can stimulate fibroblast and production of growth factors as well as to increase blood circulation. It can be used for skin rejuvenation and skin healing.
2. Green 525nm – It is restorative and a refreshing therapeutic colour absorbed by melanin. Can be used to decrease hyperpigmentation and sun spots.
3. Blue 469nm – Has antiseptic properties and has been proven in serious publications as beneficial to treat acnes (destroy bacteria which is involved in acne formation).
4. Infra-red 850nm – Penetrates 3 to 4cm. It boosts fibroblast activity and production of ATP – an energy molecule, and it has anti-inflammatory effect. Infra-red is usually used in connection with red therapeutic colours.

The Advantages:

  • Has large radiation beam area. Can treat large areas.
  • 60 pre-set programmes with high safety profiles.
  • Uses a combination of lights specifically designed for certain skin conditions (Green, Yellow, Blue, Red and Infra-Red) unlike other LED’s who are only using Red and Blue.
  • Can use pulsed or continuous light beam,which affects cells differently.
  • Has extensive publications in successfully treating stretch marks.
  • Non-invasive, not painful and safely used on all skin types

Contra-Indications:

  • Taking of photosensitizing agents like retinoids.
  • Thyroid gland problems.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Cancer patients.

Note: Most Leds does not produce UV light, Ionizing radiation and cannot cause cancer.