If you’ve had a spa facial in the last few years, you may have noticed that LED light therapy is included in many facials—or can be added on to personalize your treatment. If you shop for at-home skincare devices, you’ll see that many devices incorporate LED therapy. Here are 5 benefits of this trending therapy you should know.
#1 Pain-Free and Non-Invasive
Side effects of LED therapy are extremely rare. It’s a safe, gentle and effective treatment for all skin colors and skin types. However, it should not be used if you are taking Accutane or on areas with open sores or rashes. You’ll feel a bit of warmth, but there is no UV exposure. A truly non-invasive and non-irritating skin care therapy.
#2 Treats Acne and Breakouts
We don’t hear about it as often, but acne and breakouts don’t just affect teenagers and young adults. Many adults struggle with acne their entire lives or at times when their hormones shift. For example, as hormones change in our 30s, 40s, while pregnant, and during menopause.
Blue LED light is one way of treating acne-prone skin, including pimples and cystic acne. Blue light is purifying, kills bacteria, and soothes inflammation. It also helps to stabilize the sebaceous oil glands.
#3 Soothes Inflamed Skin
Both red and green LED lights can soothe inflamed skin. This includes dilated capillaries, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Your aesthetician will inspect your skin first. If any areas of your inflamed skin are open, they may only be able to treat around the open areas. It is believed that red light’s ability to improve circulation and promote cellular repair is responsible for its soothing benefits.
#4 Minimize Scarring and Hyperpigmentation
The same cellular repair benefits that soothe inflamed skin, also promote even skin tone. While acne scars and other scarring will fade over time, red and green LEDs may accelerate repair. This includes scarring on areas other than your face. Regular use of LED therapy may also even out skin tone and fade sunspots, dark circles, and hyperpigmentation.
#5 Antiaging Benefits
Red LED light is the most versatile, therefore the most popular. However, all three colors (red, blue, and green) have powerful skincare and beauty benefits that you can personalize to your individual needs. When it comes to antiaging, red light increases circulation which provides a post-therapy youthful glow.
Red light also stimulates the natural production of collagen, which slows as we age. With increased collagen, you may be able to minimize your fine lines and wrinkles.
How To Enjoy The Benefits Above At-Home?
While your LED spa facial will deliver instantly tighter, firmer, and glowing skin, to enjoy the benefits above at-home use is a must. Methode Brigitte Kettner has a variety of spa-quality skincare devices that are safe and effective for at-home use. This includes The Wave, which delivers red, blue, and green light therapy. The Wave is a multi-purpose device that can also be programmed to incorporate ultrasound waves, biomechanical vibrations, and positive and negative ions for deep cleansing and a proactive and reactive approach to fine lines and wrinkles.