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LED Light Skin Therapy

Research has suggested that certain wavelengths of light can have particular effects on the skin. This phenomenon has been further developed with the use of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are not lasers but are instead very powerful lights of a single colour. These wavelengths can be used to reduce age-induced facial blemishes, manage acne, and otherwise rejuvenate the skin through a treatment known as LED light skin therapy. This method is used by some of the top dermatologists and aestheticians across the globe. Dr Anne Farrell, our highly qualified Consultant Dermatologist, has used LED light skin therapy to create a more refreshed and youthful skin appearance for countless patients for a number of years.

What is LED Light Skin Therapy?

During an LED light skin therapy session, hundreds of small diode light bulbs are arranged in a light head which can then be positioned on the area to be treated. The strength and colours of the LEDs are altered to target your cosmetic concerns in a manner which is safe for your skin’s unique properties.

The light penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) or the dermis (the middle layer) to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, reducing bacteria and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

What Can LED Light Therapy Do for Your Skin?

This extremely versatile therapy uses either blue, red, infrared or a combination of these three lights to address specific skin concerns. For example, blue light can reduce the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria that play a role in causing acne, and red and infrared light can improve skin texture, soften fine lines and wrinkles, calm inflammation and assist wound healing. Red LED light has also been reported to help stimulate hair growth. Dr Farrell and her team will suggest a specific colour and wavelength after a thorough evaluation of your skin’s condition.

What Does LED Light Skin Therapy Involve?

The treatment, which patients describe as virtually pain-free, involves lying under a light for approximately 20 minutes. Goggles are worn over the eyes during the treatment, as the light is quite bright. The skin should look completely normal after the treatment, and regular daily activities can be resumed immediately. This treatment is gentle with no recovery time.

For more information regarding LED light skin treatment or to book a consultation, please contact us today.

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