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How LED Light Treatments Can Help Your Skin

LED light therapy is a popular cosmetic option to improve your skin’s condition. Receiving LED light treatments at your dermatologist’s office creates better results than at-home equipment. This non-invasive procedure focuses on triggering the skin’s natural healing process so it can repair itself. It is safe for all skin types and uses various light wavelengths to target specific skin concerns. Your medical provider will review your history and cosmetic goals to determine whether you are a good candidate for this type of therapy.

How Do LED Light Treatments Work?

You get results from LED light therapy thanks to how it boosts the body’s natural production of collagen and stimulates the skin’s regeneration cycle. Your dermatologist uses different frequencies and light colors according to your needs. The most common are red light, or infrared, to treat the surface skin layer known as the epidermis, and blue light to target the sebaceous glands responsible for oil production. LED lights don’t use ultraviolet rays, which makes them safe for regular use. It is also a good option for darker skins that do not react well to laser solutions.

An appointment usually takes 20 minutes and you will visit your provider once a week for up to 10 weeks. You will notice visible results over time. After completing your treatment plan, we recommend scheduling maintenance visits every few months.

This procedure usually focuses on the face, but it can also be used on other parts of the body such as the neck and chest. You can resume your daily activities after each session.

Benefits for Your Skin

Red and blue LED light therapy are the two most common types. When treating the epidermis, red light stimulates the production of collagen, which restores smoothness and fullness to your physical features.

Infrared LED light therapy can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Remove wrinkles and other aging signs
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Tighten the skin
  • Speed up the wound healing process
  • Stimulate hair growth

Dermatologists generally choose blue LED light therapy to treat acne because this type targets the oil glands and can limit their activity. This leads to fewer breakouts and destroys the bacteria that causes acne. Blue LED light can treat mild to severe acne.

It is also possible to combine red and blue LED light in your treatment plan for greater anti-inflammatory results and to reduce scarring.

Call Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 or use our online contact form to learn more about our services!