What Is LED Light Therapy?
LED Light Therapy is a world-renowned technology that uses LED lights as a form of skin treatment. The proven capabilities of LED lights causing plant growth have also shown results in wound healing and human tissue growth.
At Skin Matters in Vancouver, LED light therapy is one of our most popular skin treatments for signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.
LED Light Therapy uses different colours of wavelengths, with each type of visible light boasting specific benefits for your skin, to treat signs of aging, skin disorders, acne, hyperpigmentation, and textural issues by renewing healthy skin cells and promoting healing through increased collagen production.
Your skin uses light energy to repair damaged cells or kill bacteria in the case of acne and excessive oil. The energy increases collagen and elastin production, boosting circulation and improving skin tissue. All you have to do is lay underneath a light screen while the device does the work.
The cost of an LED Light Therapy treatment depends upon many variables, including the number of treatments required, areas of focus on the body, and if you are considering pairing it with other procedures to optimize your results. Book a consultation with the Skin Matters team today to find out how much your LED Light Therapy will cost.
Although LED Light Therapy can be used anywhere on the body, its most common use is on the face. Skin damage and signs of aging, along with acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, are often the most significant concerns on the face due to it constantly being exposed to the elements, so LED Light Therapy is best used on the face, neck, and upper chest.
After your first LED Light Therapy treatment, you will begin to see minor results, but after around 3-6 treatments, you will see complete healing and glowing skin. There is no downtime for LED Light Therapy, so it takes no time to recover from the therapy itself - it just requires multiple treatments and maintenance sessions to see full results.
Most patients receive treatment every week for about a month. You will then attend maintenance treatments monthly or every few months to optimize your results. The effects of LED Light Therapy are not permanent as your skin cells are constantly being renewed, so expect to have follow-up sessions every 4-6 months.
LED Light Therapy at a Glance:
Why Choose Skin Matters for LED Light Therapy?
Skin Matters has one of Vancouver's most experienced teams and has been performing LED Light Therapy treatments for over 2 decades, as they were one of the first clinics to offer LED Light Therapy. The Skin Matters team can evaluate and understand your skin and desired results to provide you with the most effective LED Light Therapy experience.
How Is LED Light Therapy Performed at Skin Matters?
During your Skin Matters treatment, you will lie down under LED lights that will address areas of concern on your skin. Each session typically lasts around 20 minutes; some people need up to 10 sessions. You can return periodically for maintenance sessions. After your treatment, no downtime is necessary.
Combining LED Light Therapy with Other Treatments
If you want to fill in fine lines associated with aging or plump up your thinning lips, combine this skin-rejuvenating LED treatment with dermal fillers for a full-face makeover. If you want your glowing skin to be complemented by a toned body, consider a body contouring procedure offered by Skin Matters for a full refresh that will have you turning heads.
Treatment Benefits of LED Light Therapy
Some treatment benefits of LED Light Therapy include:
Treating medical concerns such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea
Reducing signs of aging, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation
Promoted wound healing and collagen production
It is a quick, non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime.
Treatment Risks of LED Light Therapy
Some treatment risks of LED Light Therapy, although rare, include the following:
Minor inflammation after your treatment
Repeated treatments are required for you to see results
Are You a Candidate for LED Light Therapy?
Consult with the Skin Matters team to determine if you are a good candidate for LED Light Therapy. This way, you can fully understand your areas of concern, figure out which treatment plan is best for you, and decide which depth of light energy you need to treat your skin issues.
LED Light Therapy is not appropriate for people who:
Take medications that increase their sensitivity to the sun
Have a history of certain medical conditions, such as skin cancer or eye diseases
Have active skin infections in their desired treatment area
How to Prepare for LED Light Therapy
Before your appointment, you should not apply any makeup or skincare products - including sunscreen - to prepare for your LED Light Therapy. For optimal results, discuss with your Skin Matters clinician whether you should exfoliate before your treatment to remove dead skin cells that may reflect the light.
Your LED Light Therapy treatment will take about 20 minutes, and you must wear protective goggles. Up to 10 follow-up sessions may be necessary for optimal results, and then you will attend maintenance appointments to touch up your glowing, rejuvenated skin every few months.
LED Light Therapy Aftercare
No downtime is required following your LED Light Therapy treatment, but you must stay out of the sun for 48 hours after each treatment. If you experience any rare swelling or redness, you can apply a cold compress for comfort. You can return to work and your regular activities on the same day as your treatment.
Discuss with the Skin Matters team during your consultation how many treatments your concerns require and how often you will attend your maintenance sessions.
LED Light Therapy Recovery Timeline
There is no downtime associated with LED Light Therapy; however, you must be careful about sun exposure for the first 48 hours following your treatment. You can return to your routine on the same day as your treatment.
LED Light Therapy FAQs
What Are the Different Types of LED Light Therapy?
LED Light Therapy uses wavelengths of different hues of visible light for various skin benefits. Whether you want to address signs of aging, side effects of skin disorders, or scarring, LED Light Therapy uses different visible colors to penetrate the skin at different depths to renew healthy skin cells and promote healing.
Red light is commonly used to smooth out scarring and signs of aging by increasing collagen production and healing skin tissue. Red light also reduces skin inflammation, increases natural hydration levels, improves circulation in the skin, treats rosacea, and shrinks the appearance of enlarged pores.
Note: Skin Matters specializes in and only offers red light therapy, as it boasts the largest amount of benefits and is extremely effective.
Near Infra-Red Light
As this is the most deeply absorbed wavelength, near infra-red light increases cell permeability, smooths out wrinkles, improves collagen production and elasticity, reduces pain and inflammation, and promotes wound healing - which can heal cystic acne, reduce the look of textured scars, and soften deep lines.
Blue LED light has been known to reduce activity in oil-producing glands in the skin, improving acne and acne-related symptoms. Blue light can also kill certain types of bacteria that cause acne and inflammation, preventing future breakouts, treating eczema, and reducing signs of psoriasis.
Is LED Light Therapy Painful?
No, LED Light Therapy is completely pain-free and non-invasive. All you will feel is a tiny bit of warmth from the wavelengths.
Can I put Makeup on After LED Light Therapy?
Yes, you can apply makeup right after your treatment session. We also recommend using sunscreen as soon as you're done with your treatment.
How Long Before I See Results from My Led Light Therapy?
You will see minor results after your first treatment, but 3-6 treatments are required before seeing full results. Treatments close together, followed by maintenance sessions, will optimize your results and leave you with beautiful, rejuvenated skin.
Schedule a LED Light Therapy Consultation Today!
To learn more about LED light therapy, please schedule a short consultation with our welcoming and experienced staff at Skin Matters in Vancouver.