LED Light Therapy. Who is it for, its costs, and precautions?
LED (Light-emitting diode) light therapy is a painless, non-invasive technology used for numerous skin treatments. It has been in existence for decades and was designed for astronauts to help with tissue healing and repair. Thanks to the Kardashians and others for making this a must-have skin correction
and rejuvenation therapy this festive season at dermatologist clinics across the nation.
It involves varying wavelengths of light for specific purposes. Different wavelengths of the visible light spectrum penetrate the skin to different depths and carry specific tasks. A panel of gentle light is held
above your skin while you wear a protective mask and cover over your eyes. Low-level light therapy by surface-mounted LEDs is used to expose the skin to wavelengths of light. Every light used has a different impact on your skin.
Red light works on stimulating cellular process, help collagen production. It enhances skin elasticity,
gives skin a youthful and plump look. It treats sunburn, stretch marks.
Blue light which has powerful antibacterial properties works on acne.
Green light therapy reduces the production of melanin, lightens, and reduces existing pigmentation.
Yellow light triggers the lymphatic system and flushes out toxins from the target area and promotes
wound healing and skin hydration.
It is an effective treatment when taken in proper intervals of 4-6 sittings at an interval of 10-15 days.
The cost of treatment ranges from INR 3500 to INR 5000. LED Light therapy works best in
conjunction with dermatological treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser
LED therapy helps activate and promote collagen production, skin cell renewal, healing of wounds. LED light therapy helps in minimizing acne while reducing redness and inflammation. It improves the overall appearance of the skin. It is an effective treatment for anti-aging, acne and reduces scarring bruising.
Side effects of LED light therapy
A person undergoing treatment might complain of headaches, insomnia, and eye strain post sitting. It can cause mild reactions of redness, swelling, itching, and dryness to the exposed skin. These side effects can
be minimized or avoided by considering the appropriate amount of light and therapy time.
Consult your doctor or aesthetician about any allergies or skin sensitivities before the treatment.