What do the LED lights do?
Ever wonder why we insist on using LED lights as part of your skincare protocol? Dangene shares her expert knowledge.
Q: What is LED?
LED is a light emitting diode. LED technology uses wavelengths from the visible light spectrum as well as near infrared. They do not contain harmful ultraviolet wavelengths and therefore cannot damage skin tissue.
Q: What is the history of LED?
NASA first used LED lights for wound healing. They were then used in the medical field before they began gaining popularity in esthetics.
Q: How is it used for the skin?
Skin has the ability to absorb light and use it as a source of energy to stimulate a healing response. LED light therapy uses specific color wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin at varying depths. The light energizes cells to produce collagen. It also improves elasticity and increases blood circulation and oxygen flow while releasing toxins. This stimulates the anti-aging response, helps to normalize cellular imbalances and improves skin tone and clarity.
Q: Does it make a difference if LED lights are used before or after treatment?
For the most part it doesn't matter when LED lights are used. It really depends on what type of treatment they are being used for. If the purpose were to accelerate healing or to calm down the skin, we would use them after the treatment.
Q: What exactly is the party face setting?
It’s the setting that will make you bright and glowy and you may even look like you got a mini facelift.
Q: How important are LEDs as part of the treatment?
Light therapy complements our skincare treatments by working on the skin from the inside out. They have the ability to energize the cells and help heal tissue. They help improve skin tone and texture and soften fine lines.
Q: Can LED help with dark circles? If so, how?
Yes, very much. By strengthening the capillary walls, reducing inflammation and stimulating blood flow, you can see a dramatic improvement with dark circles.
Q: Do all of the colors affect your skin?
Infrared penetrates the deepest and is great for inflammation that contributes to acne and even accelerates the healing process.
Red increases the levels of collagen, which results in renewal of new cells and tissue. After the treatment skin will look more elastic, supple and soft.
Yellow helps with toning and brightening of muscles. It is a stimulant for the sensory motor nervous system and it is also detoxifying.
Green helps to diffuse redness in the skin.
Blue relaxes muscles and promotes intercellular communication.
Purple kills the P. Acnes bacteria that causes acne.