What is LED Light Therapy?
An increasing number of individuals are seeking more natural, less invasive treatments for improving look and feel of skin challenges. One treatment that was been shown to be effective is LED light therapy.
LED “light-emitting diodes” refers to the use of certain lights directed on the skin to either enhance the skin tone or help correct common skin challenges. LED therapy is a FDA-approved cosmetic procedure and has observed effects such as increase energy production, collagen synthesis, and increase blood flow.
Different wavelengths of light are used to target different areas and provide different benefits. Blue (415nm), Red (633nm), and near-infared (830nm) are common wavelengths and lights used in LED aesthetic treatments.
What are benefits of LED light therapy?
Our treatments often include LED light therapy in our Glow Rejuvenation Protocol. Light therapy is used to enhance the acupuncture treatment and not only is it relaxing but also a pain-less component of the rejuvenation protocol to correct skin challenges. LED light therapy has been shown to treat skin challenges such as premature aging, acne, inflammation and hyper-pigmentation. There are several different color LED lights that serve different purposes.
The Red LED light used most frequently in the treatment is used at a frequency that has been shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production, and reduce redness and inflammation of the skin.
What does the literature say?
The studies done on light therapy for skin rejuvenation are very positive. Since LED does not produce any thermal or have invasive properties it has been shown to be quite effective for certain skin conditions in addition to providing a “younger” appearance to the skin.
Recent studies have shown LED therapy to be effective treatment for acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin rejuvenation, and speeds wound healing.
Is it safe?
LED has a lower power output than most other lasers. This means that it is less invasive and less potential to harm targeted tissues. No common adverse effects such as pain, swelling, or peeling have been reported from LED Therapy.
How many sessions are needed?
The first step is to schedule a Glow Skin Consult, to determine if LED therapy is right for you. We will also go through your health history, lifestyle and dietary habits and see how we can best reach your aesthetic skin care goals.
Treatments may include cosmetic acupuncture and/or body points to enhance skin health, LED light therapy, dietary coaching to enhance skin health, and rejuvenation facial products.
Special skincare products maybe applied on the face after your LED light therapy treatment and given to use at home.
Your facial rejuvenation program is unique to your needs. After the initial consult, Dr. Heintze will create a specific program to fit your aesthetic goals.
Do I need to take time off work while undergoing treatment?
The treatments don’t require any downtime and many people come in on their lunch hour. If you are seeking treatment for a special occasion, I recommend completing your sessions 2-4 weeks ahead of your event.
If you’re ready to take a natural approach to facial rejuvenation, consider the many benefits of facial rejuvenation acupuncture instead of more invasive techniques or artificial solutions. Call Starting Point at (425) 686-4498 to schedule your Glowing Skin Consult today!
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