Discover how LED technology is taking skincare to new heights
Imagine if you could get the benefits of a gym workout, without breaking a sweat. It’s a similar feeling to the one you might get after using LED facial technology. Pain-free, effective and suitable for all skin types, this coveted beauty treatment is bringing joy (and great skin) to many.
There are plenty of reasons why this type of skin care is endlessly appealing. If you were to make a wish-list for the ultimate facial treatment, you would surely arrive in the vicinity of LED facial technology.
LED (light emitting diode) was originally developed in the 1960’s for plant growth experiments in space. Amongst the first to use LED for treating the skin in the 1990’s, was the U.S. Navy who used LED therapy to help heal wounds and repair damaged muscle amongst their Navy SEALs. Naturally, the global skincare world took notice of the profound skin-healing benefits possible with LED, and more recently LED facial treatments have popped up on the menus of the world’s most exclusive spas.
LED wands and masks are now readily available for at-home use and we can’t rate them highly enough. Use whenever and wherever you like, at home, between meetings or on-the-go. Known to treat an exhausting list of skin conditions, we thought it was high time we gave you the lowdown, the breakdown, and the just-get-down with this skin care revolution.
How does LED work on skin?
Different wavelengths of LED penetrate the skin at different depths, triggering biological processes that help the skin to heal and rejuvenate.
LED is readily absorbed into the skin and uses varying low-level wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity and blood flow. LED is rejuvenating to the skin and has been noted for increasing tissue repair and collagen production, giving skin a smoother overall appearance and reducing common skin complaints such as: acne, age spots, sun damage, psoriasis, stretch marks and wrinkles.
Another benefit of LED technology is that it is non-invasive, making it a safer and more convenient option for those who want to improve their skin without undergoing more invasive procedures such as plastic surgery. It is also a more affordable option compared to other skincare treatments, and can be done in the comfort of your own home using an at-home LED device.
Red light focuses on treating the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Red light is thought to reduce inflammation in the skin while improving blood flow and circulation, as well as promoting collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and giving the skin a smoother, and healthier overall glow.
Red light therapy aims to rejuvenate the skin, improve the complexion and improve the feeling of the skin.
Blue light goes to work on the lower layers of the skin and the sebaceous glands. Particularly targeting acne causing bacteria, the theory is that blue light LED light therapy can stimulate these oil glands and make them less active. Blue light can kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin and reduce dark circles as well as treating sun damage and pigmentation.
Blue light therapy can also treat other types of skin issues and has been known to help with improving sun spots, and even scars that were originally caused by acne.
To experience the full benefit of LED facial technology, it’s important to alternate between using both the red and blue light. Our LED Pro Facial Wand not only offers both lights in the one handheld device, it’s fully rechargeable and offers additional features for a luxurious all-round treatment. The LED wands dual light functionalitys boosted by the inclusion of a facial massage feature, a warming function and microcurrent technology; to give your skin a full workout, with minimal effort. What’s not to love about this modern skincare marvel?