LED lights have been around for years as a form of facial therapy treatment, but it was only recently that I linked the connection between the boosting of my mental state while I immersed myself under the LED lights, as well as, treating my skin….a total win-win for sure!
I left London because I really do love warm weather, and I am sure like many migrant Floridians, the selling point was the sun. However, as cautioned by most Dermatologists and Estheticians alike, sun exposure needs to be kept to a minimum….so it’s good to know there are lights that offer the benefits of good old vitamin D for the skin, without the damaging UV from the sun, that are also good for your mind, body and spirit.
Blue Light – Red Light…
These lights work on the body similar to photosynthesis generating cells. The different colors work differently beneath the epidermis, as they penetrate the skin at varying depths.
The blue light kills the bacteria that causes acne, providing an effective treatment for blackheads and whiteheads. Blue light therapy has also been shown to reduce the spread of infection via cuts, scrapes or bites on the skin’s surface.
While the red light is used healing and stimulate collagen production, simultaneously shrinking enlarged pores and tightening the skin.
Do LED light facials really work?…
The results aren’t instantaneous – some surgeons suggest six or more sessions before you see the full effects – but the benefits aren’t just skin deep.
Dr. R. Glen Calderhead, one of the world’s leading experts in phototherapy and photosurgery, seems to think so. In a recently published study, he states that “low level light therapy (LLLT) with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is emerging from the mists of black magic as a solid medico-scientific modality, with a substantial buildup of corroborative bodies of evidence for its efficacy and elucidation of the modes of action. Reports are appearing from many different specialties; however, of particular interest to plastic surgeons treating the aging face is the proven action of LED-LLLT on skin cells in both the epidermis and dermis and enhanced blood flow. Thus, LED-LLLT is a safe and effective stand-alone therapy for patients who are prepared to wait until the final effect is perceived.”
So, yes — but not overnight.
The price can be steep for some….And although some customers who’ve undergone blue light therapy claim that most of their dimples disappeared after a single treatment, experts advise caution:”It’s not a cure. It’s a treatment.” Typically, you’ll need at least four treatments before you start noticing results. In order to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance, improve its texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, a few weeks will be required. The good news? The benefits are cumulative, and one treatment per year is normally sufficient to maintain the results afterwards.
While under these LED lights, you are in a tranquil, soothing and relaxed state while either listening to background music, meditating or taking a power nap. A little “mini vacay” if you will, just as if you were sunbathing, all while getting your skin treatment, in which a warm, pleasant sensation can be felt over the entire face…The LED light therapy oxygenates the blood, which is known to help reduce stress hormones in the body. Treatments last for approximately five to twenty minutes, with no pain (yay!), and no downtime.
Perfect during a lunch break or right after a long, stressful work week…don’t you think?
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