LED – light-emitting diodes – uses coloured wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin. Not be confused with lasers, which are more potent, LED light therapy is a gentle but effective way to treat your skin. There are different colours of light which treat different concerns, with the most popular being blue for killing bacteria (ideal for adult acne) and red for stimulating collagen, healing and generally giving the skin a health boost.
The lights are usually administered via a mask , a panel that hovers over the face or a wand which can target certain areas of the skin.
Offering the benefits of sunlight - without the damaging UV rays - as well as acne-fighting and anti-aging effects, light therapy is transforming our approach to skincare. As a non-invasive, painless and even mood-enhancing treatment, it has quickly become a favourite among A-listers and facialists alike.
Light therapy is non-damaging and safe for even the most sensitive skin, often helping with issues that arise because of sensitivity. When having treatment before exposure to sunlight, it helps to prevent damage as the newly stimulated cells act as a protective layer. There are no problems caused by sunbathing before treatment and no need to worry about hyperpigmentation.
LED light therapy doesn't hurt. Your skin gets warm, sure, but nothing painful or even uncomfortable.