What is LED Light Therapy

What is LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy has revolutionised not only the beauty industry but the healthcare industry, too. It is widely recognised and clinically proven as a safe, non-invasive and well-tolerated treatment for various medical, cosmetic and wellness concerns.

Utilising a natural biological process known as photobiomodulation, LED light therapy harnesses the power of different wavelengths of light. Each wavelength penetrates the skin at a different depth and triggers various cellular reactions within different types of cells. These cellular reactions each evoke a different response within the skin. For example, blue light has the shortest wavelength and can only penetrate the skin's surface layer, the epidermis. It targets acne-causing bacteria and destroys it, so it is considered an effective treatment for acne management.
In contrast, red light has a much longer wavelength and can reach the deeper levels of the skin, the dermis. Here reside fibroblast cells, which are responsible for producing the vital proteins collagen and elastin, as well as the skin humectant hyaluronic acid. Upon exposure to red LED light, the mitochondria organelles within the fibroblast cells produce more Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cell's energy source. This surge in cellular energy results in the increased function of the fibroblasts, so they produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and they proliferate in quantity more quickly. The end result is that the skin appears and feels smoother, firmer, and more hydrated.

Another advantage of LED light therapy is that it's non-invasive and results in no downtime. Unlike many skincare active ingredients, treatments or surgeries, LED therapy is painless and doesn't require recovery time, making it an attractive option for those seeking effective but gentle skincare solutions.

LED light therapy, especially when using the PRO by Déesse PRO, is versatile and can address various skin concerns, from the signs of ageing to acne, rosacea, and even hyperpigmentation. It's widely considered safe for all skin types and tones. As we discussed earlier, each wavelength has a specific function for the skin, addressing a specific concern. The additional green light mode 3 of the PRO by Déesse PRO allows for the effective treatment of hyperpigmentation, sun spots and uneven skin tone, whereas other devices that only feature blue, red and near-infrared wavelengths cannot treat these concerns.

Consistency is key with all LED light therapy. Whilst you will see immediate results within the skin, regular sessions are required to witness optimal results, especially when considering the treatment of the signs of ageing.

In conclusion, LED light therapy offers a gentle yet effective way to rejuvenate and treat the skin. Its non-invasive nature, versatility, and ability to target various skin issues make it a promising addition to skincare routines, seeking visible and long-lasting results.

Find out more about the science of Déesse PRO LED light therapy and how it can help address your skincare concerns by clicking here.

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