LED Light Therapy
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED stands for “Light Emitting Diode” The most well-known brand of LED phototherapy is Omnilux. In LEDs, a current is passed through small semi-conductors causing light to be emitted. For skin rejuvenation, light is emitted through specific wavelength bands. Different wavelengths may be used to target different skin conditions, including aging skin and wound healing. The wavelengths will be targeting different depths in the skin and will cause different effects. There is no downtime, no tissue damage, no side effects and no pain.
How does LED phototherapy work?
As we age, the cells that manufacture the skin’s supportive structures begin to slow down. Environmental damage from the sun’s rays speed up this process and produce free radicals that damage the skin and cells that produce collagen/elastin. Omnilux targets specific cells which are responsible for the synthesis and repair of the skin’s supportive structures, leading to a softening of the fine lines and improved skin tone.
Red Light (Revive2)
Omnilux revive2 has both a rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Proven to increase cellular energy which “kick starts” cellular renewal. This stimulates collagen production, increases blood circulation and lymphatic flow.
It is used for
- Skin rejuvenation- wrinkles & signs of photo damage
- Acceleration of healing
- Eliminating toxins
- Calming the skin
- Speed the healing process after procedures e.g. injectables, chemical peels and skin needling
Clear Light (Omnilux plus)
Omnilux plus is the most deeply penetrating wavelength, working directly through cell membrane absorption to stimulate complex cellular processes that result in increased collagen, elastin, growth factor production and cellular repair.
It is used for
- Wound healing e.g. post-surgery
- Lessening the risk of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation e.g. after treatment
- Skin Tightening
- Soft tissue injuries
All makeup will be removed. Safety eyewear will be provided during the treatment as the light will be positioned close to your face. Each session takes 20mins. You will experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being. You can return to your normal routine immediately after.
Initially you will see a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion. After the course you will notice an improvement in tone, clarity and texture. Studies have shown over 80% of subjects reported a softening of fine lines and 75% reported improvement in skin softness/smoothness. The results with Omnilux continue to improve 4-6 months after treatment. A protocol of regular Omnilux treatments is generally recommended for maximal effect.
LED is different to laser and IPL. It is non-invasive, therefore requiring no downtime after treatment. There is no heat energy or tissue damage using LED.