What is Facial?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It involves exposing your skin to various wavelengths of light, including red and blue to address a wide range of concerns. Each spectrum of light produces a different color to target various skin concerns:
❖ Anti-aging — fine lines, wrinkles, collagen synthesis,
❖ Acne — bacteria reduction and sebum regulation,
❖ Inflammation- including acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.
While red and blue are the colors with the most research behind them, other shades may have piqued your interest
Blue: Blue is used for acne treatment — It kills P. acnes, the acne-causing bacteria. Blue light targets bacteria that cause acne, which can help stop the cycle of breakouts. Research shows that blue light penetrates skin’s hair follicles and pores. Bacteria can be very susceptible to the blue light spectrum. It stops their metabolism and kills them.
Red: Red is used for anti-aging, stimulating collagen synthesis. Red light is designed to increase circulation and stimulate collagen, making it useful for those who are looking to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A loss of collagen, which tends to happen in aging and sun-damaged skin, can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. Because red light reduces inflammation, it may also be used in combination with blue light to address acne.
Green: Green is used to lessen pigmentation. Green light has a calming and regenerating effect on the skin. It reduces pigment spots.
LED has also got a pretty hi-tech background. It was created for NASA. When astronauts go out into space, their cells stop multiplying because there’s no gravity, there’s no sunlight, no oxygen, so if they got a cut or a bruise, it wouldn’t heal. So what they needed to do was create something that would help their cell regeneration, so if there was an issue, their body could heal. So, LED was created for astronauts and then the health industry got a hold of it and started doing incredible treatments, and then of course the beauty industry got a hold of it and we started using LED in our skin treatments.
You can also book an LED session alongside another treatment. It works in combination with facials, microneedling, RF (radiofrequency treatments), or other energy/laser treatments.