Does LED Light Therapy Work?
We all know that beauty trends are constantly changing. Here at Vivesse Med Spa we are always aware of the latest and greatest technology. We recently added LED Light Therapy to our list of aesthetic services to help treat acne, sun damage and other skin problems.
The treatment uses varying wavelengths of light to trigger the skin’s natural healing processes to repair the skin. Several treatments are necessary to see results.
LED stands for light-emitting diode. Different wavelengths of light in LED lights, including blue and red, penetrate the skin at different depths. This penetration starts the biological processes that help the skin rejuvenate and heal.
Blue light: Experts believe that blue LED light reduces activity in the sebaceous glands, which are small oil-producing glands in the skin. This reduction in activity causes the glands to produce less oil, possibly improving acne. Animal research indicates that blue light can improve the healing of third-degree burns.
Red light: Red LED light may improve scarring and signs of aging, such as wrinkles. It may do this by acting on fibroblasts, which are skin cells that are responsible for collagen production.
LED light therapy can be done at our office or at home using a home device. However, it’s important to note using the device at home may be less effective due to people using the device incorrectly.
During a professional treatment, each session lasts about 20 minutes and up to 10 sessions may be necessary.
LED light therapy is suitable for use on any body part, including the face, hands, neck, and chest.
Following treatment, no recovery time is necessary.
If you have any questions about LED Light Therapy give us a call at 860.761.6666.
Vivesse is a medical spa in Bloomfield, Connecticut dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date cosmetic medical spa treatments to the Hartford area including the communities of Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, South Windsor, Hartford & Manchester. We provide everything from Botox and Juvederm to Hydrafacials and laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening. Vivesse is led by Dr. Lori Greenwald, who is recognized as one of the best surgeons in the country by both Money Magazine and the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is recognized as an Alma Laser Luminary for laser therapy.