What is LED Phototherapy

What is LED Phototherapy

What is “LED Phototherapy”?
As we begin to introduce the various treatments “The Skin Cellar” have to offer, we want clients to get a better understanding and knowledge of  how they work.
One treatment we will be bringing you is  “LED Phototherapy”. Also called Light Therapy, there are now numerous scientific studies on the effect it has in the healing of acne and other skin conditions. NASA have conducted studies on the use of red LED light for the enhancement of cell growth and found that the application of scientific wavelengths of light increased fibroblast activity. It enhanced DNA synthesis which led to the production of new collagen. I know..science right?
Basically what that means is that it makes your skin look more youthful and helps to heal quicker without any surgical procedures.
As our body ages our levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, responsible for energy transport across the cell membrane ) reduces which causes our cells to slow down and therefore our skin ages as a result. By increasing the levels of ATP, cells are stimulated and energised which allows them to produce more collagen and increases cell repair and renewal. This is what happens when the red light is used during the treatment. It has a wavelength of 630nm (nanometers) which penetrates the skin deeply while stimulating the ATP.
The blue light has a wavelength of 415nm. This light kills the bacteria that causes acne and reduces the infection associated with it. The research into the effect that light has on the skin has focused on the 2 parts of the light spectrum.. Blue light which attacks propionibacterium bacteria and the red light which has shown to have an anti-ageing effect.
When the blue and red lights are combined the clients are getting the best of both worlds with the antibacterial effect and skin rejuvenation resulting in a healing light which reduces inflammation and is perfect as a bonus treatment after micro needling to boost the anti-ageing effects and also reduce the down time of the treatment.
LED Phototherapy isn’t painful or uncomfortable at all! In fact you will probably fall asleep. It is also completely safe, our mask is CE Approved and does not contain any UV light. It takes about 20 minutes as a stand alone treatment or you can add it on to another skin treatment, it is ideal after having micro-needling as it helps promote healing. A course of 10 sessions is advised in order to really see the results. Twice weekly if doing a stand alone treatment. After the mask has done its job, sun block is applied and is recommended to be a continuous daily habit.
Like everything, there are some contraindications that can result in clients not being able to receive the LED light therapy treatment so a consultation is essential.
The reviews that the LED mask has received all showed happy clients and clearer faces providing the appropriate after care is  followed. Jennifer Rock of The Skin Nerd recently used the LED mask at the behind the scenes at London Fashion Week!
As with all treatments there are  products that claim to achieve the same results which are available online from abroad that can play havoc with your skin but can also not be CE approved so please be aware of cheap imitations.
If you are curious about learning more about the treatment feel free to contact the salon on 087 4419456 and we will happily guide you through the pain free process that will help rewind the years and leave you with a lovely fresh glow. Otherwise please call in and visit us and we can talk you through the process and all our other available treatments that would best suit your requirements.
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