What skin conditions can be treated with LED Phototherapy?
LED Phototherapy is clinically proven for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and the most common skin concerns including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, dehydration, open pores, acne and blemishes, rosacea and eczema.
How many treatments will I need and how soon can I see results?
The number of treatments can vary with age, skin type and condition. With phototherapy the results are cumulative and improvement will continue even after the treatment has stopped. Treatments taken in quick succession will achieve optimum results and maintenance treatments may also be recommended. Furthermore, as phototherapy does not harm the skin, there is no limit to the amount of treatment you can have. An individual treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation.
With phototherapy the visible effects are immediate. After just one treatment skin is incredibly hydrated, plump and radiant and any redness and irritation is calmed.
How long will the results last?
Results can last for several months following a course of LED Phototherapy treatments. However, as with any skin treatment, maintenance sessions are advised to ensure lasting results. We find results lasting from anywhere between 6 -12 months. We recommend a course every year for optimum results.
What does it feel like?
LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive and pain free treatment that promotes a feeling relaxation and wellbeing whilst rejuvenating the skin. Exposure to the light can increase serotonin levels which in turn help to relive stress, tension and headaches. Any feeling of ‘heat’ is most often due to the stimulation of blood circulation.
Does LED Phototherapy work equally on all skin types?
The treatment times have been calculated to ensure optimum results. Darker skins may require longer exposure times to have the same level of effectiveness.
Is LED Phototheraphy safe? Are there any side effects?
YES! It has been proven in numerous studies that Far Red to Near- Infrared (670nm) LED photo rejuvenation does not harm the human body. The energy delivered is safe for all skin types. LED Phototherapy is a heat free treatment that does not contain harmful UV wavelengths and therefore cannot damage skin tissue or create photosensitivity. It is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, including darker skins and the most sensitive skin conditions.
No. There is no risk of irritation, side effects or down time that may be associated with more invasive procedures. There have been no reported side effects in over 1,700 clinical studies and it does not harm the body.
Does LED Phototherapy produce Vitamin D?
No. Vitamin D production is triggered by exposure to UV light which converts cholesterol found naturally in the body to vitamin D3.
Can I go in the sun after treatment and wear makeup?
Yes. As LED therapy does not create photosensitivity, it is a safe treatment directly pre and post sun exposure. In fact, it is particularly beneficial at this time to strengthen and replenish the skin and repair damage caused by UV exposure.
Yes. The treatment should be followed by the application of suitable skin care products including a sunscreen. Makeup can then be applied.
I'm taking medication - can I still have LED Phototherapy?
There are certain circumstances in which phototherapy may prove to be unsuitable. Certain medications may causes photosensitivity and specific conditions may be triggered by light. For your safety and comfort, it is imperative that any medication illness, condition or other treatment that you may be undergoing are fully disclosed during your consultation with the aesthetic therapist.