It can be hard to keep track of all the different skincare options available at the moment. Between creams, serums and in-clinic treatments, there are countless options for you to choose from. For many of us, once we find a treatment that we like and feels works for us, we stick with it for a while. Although there is nothing wrong with this, it does limit the exposure we have to different or new treatments that we may like more.
A treatment that is perhaps not as well-known as others is LED Therapy. There are different variations of LED Therapy which will be highlighted below, along with the benefits of this treatment. While nobody is saying that this will be the perfect treatment for everyone, it never hurts to look into it something new. With that in mind, we have partnered with Aesthetics Lab, an award-winning cosmetic clinic based in London that offers LED Therapy, to help us explain more about this fascinating treatment.
How does it work?
Before going any further, it’s important to explain what LED Therapy is. This is a form of treatment that uses different wavelengths of light produced by LEDs to treat various skin conditions. The different wavelengths penetrate the skin at different depths and can help trigger natural responses from our skin. LEDs, which have been in development for almost 100 years, have become far more common over the last two decades and are commonly found in our homes and cars.
What can it treat?
One of the most significant benefits of LED Therapy is the wide variety of issues it can be used to treat. Skin conditions such as acne can be treated thanks to a combination of red and blue light. This can reduce the sebaceous gland’s activity, resulting in less oil being produced and therefore improving acne symptoms.
There has been some research that indicates LED Therapy can also be used to help treat wounds. The United States Navy SEALs used this treatment and reported that not only did wound healing time reduce, but they also saw improvements of more than 40% in musculoskeletal injuries in team members. For this reason, LED Therapy is often used after invasive or partially invasive treatments to improve and kick-start the body’s natural healing process.
Another area LED Therapy can treat is ageing skin. By using red light that penetrated deeper into the dermis, collagen production is increased thanks to improved blood flow, resulting in a more youthful glow!
At home or in a clinic?
Even before the events of the last year and the impact the Covid pandemic has had on society, LED Therapy was already an excellent option for those who wanted an alternative to going into a clinic for treatments. There are various at-home LED Therapy products that you can buy, which provide you with a version of the treatment you would receive in a clinic from a professional. This can allow you to carry out LED Therapy from the comfort of your home if you choose to.
Quick and easy
Given the busy lives we all lead, it can be challenging to find a treatment that can fit in with our day-to-day jobs. LED Therapy has the advantage of being a really quick and easy treatment, making it ideal for anyone with not much time to spare. As mentioned, you can use an at-home version of the treatment, but even having it done in a clinic by a professional won’t take up all your time. Treatment sessions can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, and as the treatment is non-invasive, there is no recovery time, so you can go about your day as planned.
Overall, LED Therapy has several key benefits, but perhaps the most important of all is that it’s widely accessible. This is a painless and safe treatment that can be used to treat multiple issues on various parts of the body and is suitable for all skin types!