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LED Light Therapy All You Need To Know

Here at Alluminus we are so passionate about our client’s skin health, supporting our clients to work towards their personal Skin Treatment Journey Transformations.  Incorporating an LED Light facial is 9 times out of 10 always part of our client’s Skin Treatment Journey.

We wanted to delve a little deeper for you all, to understand how and what LED Light therapy is and how they can transform your skin, mind and energy (ATP energy that is)!

LED Light facials are fast and simple, a non-invasive facial treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin.  It’s recommended for skin rejuvenation, sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scarring as well as anyone looking to restore their skin’s radiance.  

What does light therapy do?

LED Light Therapy is great in every single facial to calm any areas of irritation, it’s brilliant at brightening the skin and relaxing the mind and body.

A course of treatments offers corrective and long-lasting results, although you’ll be able to see a difference after the first session. Light therapy is also particularly calming, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed.

ATP Energy in LED Light Therapy

With its origins traced back to Ancient Greece, phototherapy – or light therapy – today has a wide range of medical applications.  Using light emitting diodes and  lamps, specific wavelengths of light can be targeted to treat a variety of conditions, from auto-immune disorders such as psoriasis and eczema to wound healing, depression and seasonal affective disorder.  Natural light powers almost all life on earth, and humans are no exception. We’re powerful animals with billions of cells, and each one of them needs energy to do their job. We create that energy every second in a process called cellular respiration, and Red and Near Infrared (NIR) light plays a major role.

Our mitochondria which are referred to as the “powerhouses of the cell" because they facilitate the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), usually referred to as the “energy currency of life”.  So in basic terms Red, Infrared and 590nm Light Therapy penetrates all the way down into the cell and stimulates the mitochondria to start “dancing” and it literally has a domino effect on every other cell!  Amazing!

The reality is we are aging from the day we are born and our skin, the largest organ in our body is part of that aging process.  So how do we keep our cells communicating beautifully on a cellular level?  You got it with Light Therapy and of course a combination of lifestyle changes, topical and internal ingredients and mindfulness!

How does light therapy work?

LED Light Therapy uses colour wavelengths of visible light which have specific skin benefits. As a result of ageing, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally.

The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells, or, in the case of treating acne, kill bacteria. The energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair. During the treatment, you’ll simply lie underneath a light screen while the device does all the work for 20 minutes.

We have our LED Light Therapy machine in our light lounge area, however our advanced facials for clients who are on Transformation journeys do have the light added into their facials.

If someone is coming only for LED we have our cleanser and compress ready for them, the LED is then placed over your face and after 20 minutes you apply your SPF which is provided to finish.

What types of light are there and what do they do?

Red Light 630-633nm

Red stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen, it detoxifies, works on the lymphatic system, hydrates, reduces redness and inflammation, regulates oil production, improves circulation, accelerates skin repair and freshens the skin naturally. It is great for all skins, and all ages from teens to those who are post-menopause. This is known as ‘the happy light’ as it stimulates your serotonin levels and boosts the way you feel, ideal during winter, as the best alternative to lying under the suns punishing rays.

Blue Light 415nm

Blue, targets the bacteria that cause the redness and inflammation of acne. It destroys the bacteria without damaging healthy tissues and works with the body’s natural healing process.  Reduces oil production, prevents future breakout and offers a UV-free alternative for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.  Combined with Red and other combination therapies such as enzymes and Manual Lymphatic drainage massage, it's a powerful alternative to harmful drugs and can deliver excellent long-term results for acne sufferers.

Near Infra-Red Light 830nm combined with 590nm wavelength (coming soon!)

This is the most deeply absorbed wavelength, it increases cell permeability and absorption, smooths lines and wrinkles, improves elasticity, reduces pain and inflammation, accelerates wound healing and heals cystic acne.  The delivery of the preconditioning low-level light therapy at 590 nm allows the epidermal cells, and the keratinocytes, to start to manufacture cytokines. ‘This induces the formation of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters from the epidermal Merkel cells. These photoproducts then “precondition” the dermal target cells for the main treatment!

It’s known as the 'happy light' why is that?

It increases serotonin production, which releases endorphins and lifts the spirit. It's perfect in winter when light is low, and for many who are at risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  It’s the perfect alternative to ever lying under the sun’s rays for the summer feel-good sensation, we do not want to accelerate our cellular aging after all!

How often should you have an LED Light Therapy?

Anytime. It can be used as a single treatment to refresh the skin, ideal for a special occasion or party. Or taken as a course of at least ten treatments for optimum skin correcting and rejuvenating results. We have a course of 8 lights for $250 or 12 lights for $300.  Taken as a course, for best results, you would ideally have three treatments a week, over three weeks. Also post laser, Botox, or fillers and or any other invasive procedures it can prolong the effects as well as speeding up the recovery due to its fast wound healing abilities.

What lasting results should you see?

If your skin is looking dull, LED Light Therapy will revive and restore its glow, increases your wound healing response so it is fantastic prior to any CIT/Derma Pen treatments and helps to keep the skin looking thick and radiant.

For optimum results you should have a minimum of one course a year with 4 weekly maintenance facial treatments, as we do not stop aging, so it’s important to stimulate our ATP cellular energy.

Does light therapy hurt?

No, LED light therapy is completely non-invasive and does not hurt. All you'll feel is a tiny bit of warmth.

Can you get a tan from light therapy?

Nope! Light Therapy doesn't use UV light so there's no risk of tanning whatsoever.

If you would like to book in for a Complimentary Skin Consultation please reach out below or call 06-304 9660.

See you all soon :-)

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