LED Facial Benefits
If you have been following us, or indeed any salon offering facials then you are bound to have seen the LED Phototherapy facial mask before.
But despite its strange and some may say creepy appearance, there are some surprising benefits to using this technology with a professional facial. Read our latest blog post today about LED Facials.
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Light therapy is growing in popularity in both aesthetics and at home. Using varying LED wavelengths, this skincare technique purportedly helps: treat acne reduce inflammation promote anti-aging effects.
Through stimulating the natural healing power of our cells, photon light therapy has gained credibility as a simple and effective, non-medical alternative to prescription medication and a natural non-invasive alternative to invasive surgery. Because of its versatility and ease of use, photon light therapy is becoming more popular for both pain relief and for its cosmetic purposes in skin care in both the medical industry and also the cosmetology industry.
- Anti-Ageing: Once the light is absorbed it accelerates the cells biochemical circulation and stimulates the production of collagen helping to plump out the skin and over time reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Acne Treatment: LED photon light works on the foundation of stimulating the compounds inside of acne bacteria, destroying the bacteria wall, and killing the bacteria.
Although there are no time limitations for photon light therapy it is recommended a client has a minimum of 30 minutes light exposure per session. It is recommended that the client commits to a minimal of 5 treatments, for optimum results it is advised that a full course of treatment, 10 – 12 sessions are taken.
Celebrities love LED Facials
Light therapy also known as Photodynamic Therapy, has been studied for more than 40 years worldwide during which time it was discovered that visible and infrared light has positive therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms on a cellular level to promote different levels of tissue healing and regeneration. Clinical tests, carried out by NASA, Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic have also found that light energy (photon therapy) can help relieve pain and inflammation from disease based conditions, physical trauma, work related stress, training or other high performance activity.
Here at RT Aesthetics, we use the original market leading phototherapy mask. Our photon light treatment penetrate you’re facial tissue to boost collagen, clear and tighten your skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin colour, treat acne and much more.
The LED Facials have been loved by celebrities such as Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Katy Perry.
How do they work?
Underneath the white plastic mask, there are 770 medical grade, surface mounted LED Lights which use low level light therapy to expose the skin to clinically proven wavelengths of light, delivered at safe and extremely therapeutic doses.
Light is a form of energy that is measured as a stream of particles called photons. There are different types of photons light energies, they are measured and form part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, of which visible light is one. The wavelength of the light is measured in nano-metres (nm) and different wavelengths will interact with matter in different ways.
An example would be X-rays which pass through the soft tissues allowing doctors to see inside the body. The visible spectrum, which is the spectrum used for LED Photon light therapy ranges from 400nm (violet) to 700nm (red). There is no risk of damaging the skin or tissue as the power levels used for LED light therapy are not as strong as those used in IPL/Laser treatments.
By exposing the light to the skins surface the skin’s photoreceptors are activated and let the skin cells absorb the energy. The skin will then react to the light in different ways depending on the wavelength and colour of the light.
Red Led Light (620mn +/- 10nm)
Red light, also known as the ”Biologically Active Light”, is primarily used as an anti-inflammatory, for stimulating cell activity and for increasing production of collagen and elastin. Red LED light is very popular in the battle against ageing as it provides a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Red light has also been found to be very healing and can be used to ease muscular pain and help speed up recovery following illness or injury.
Blue Led Light (415-470nm +/- 10nm)
Blue light is an antibacterial agent which can kill the P acne bacteria beneath the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. It targets poryphins, the metabolic product of propionibacterium bacteria, by reducing proteins, resulting in the bacteria been killed without damaging your skin tissue by production of an oxygen free radical. In a very short period of time the signs of acne are significantly reduced and inflammation is reduced. It decreases skin oiliness by lowering excess sebum production to achieve acne inflammation reduction and help to repair the skin. Blue LED light offers a viable alternative to medication in the fight against acne.
Green Led Light (520nm)
Green light primarily increases melanin, reduces redness including rosacea and has the functions of neutralisation, balance and calming. Green light can reduce skin oil secretion, freckles, sun damage, and age spots. It lightens and reduces existing pigmentation and helps to improve skin tone and texture.
White Laser light (510nm)
White light speeds up metabolism of the active tissues and increases absorption. White light can also strengthen the protein fibre tissues, shrink enlarged pores and promote the synthesis of protein and collagen.
Cyan Led Light (640nm)
Cyan light is a combination of blue and green lights, that gradually enhance cell energy. Helping to promote skin cells’ metabolism and adjust the gland function of skin, helping to improve oily skin and acne. Cyan light promotes the synthesis of protein and collagen in the skin and is primarily used as a skin illuminator.
Purple Led Light (640nm)
The purple light is a combination of red and blue light that causes strengthening of the protein fibre tissues and the minimisation of pores. Purple light has shown particularly good results in the treatment of acne and for the removal of acne marks and also helps to reduce edema (inflammation or swelling).
The LED Phototherapy Mask is capable of 6 different modes(combinations). Skin complaints and concerns treated include:
- Post Procedure
- Congested Acne
- Inflammatory Acne
- Muscle & Joint Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Depression and Anxiety