A pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment.
LED (light-emitting diode) phototherapy is a non-invasive, needle-free skin treatment with next to no downtime – all you need to do is sit back and let light do all the work. LED light therapy uses the specific, non-thermal wavelengths of different coloured light to target various skin concerns like acne scarring, redness, unhealed wounds and can also offer overall skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing.
It may be incredible that something as simple and intangible like light wavelengths can have such an impact on your skin, but as our patients know, we only offer scientifically-proven treatments approved by our doctor-led team that deliver results.
In fact, the benefits of LED light were first uncovered by NASA in the 1980s for growing plants faster on shuttle missions, when its wound-healing effects were discovered quite by accident. As with many of our evidence-based treatment options, LED light initially began with medicinal use which expanded into the therapeutic and cosmetic.
At Lumea Aesthetics, we offer red, blue and infrared LED light treatments – with each penetrating to a different depth and therefore having a very individual effect on the skin.
Blue LED light therapy – to treat acne and inflammation
Blue LED light has long been known for its antibacterial properties. Our cosmetic device delivers blue LED light which has the same ability to target the dermis layer of the skin, without any of the harmful side effects you get with UV rays from the sun.
Blue LED light therapy is most impressive when it comes to treating acne, specifically targeting acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes). Safe for all skin types, blue LED light targets the appearance and severity of acne, improving skin clarity and reduces sebaceous hyperplasia, or enlarged oil glands, while destroying problem bacterial cells that cause an overproduction of oils and inflammation. The depth blue LED light works in the skin also means it complements any medical-grade topical acne treatments.
Red LED light therapy – for general anti-ageing
The red wavelength light treats a wide array of skin concerns, both aesthetic and medical. This band of light near the end of the visible spectrum boosts cellular health, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin deep within the skin, making it an excellent treatment option for anti-ageing. Penetrating deeper than blue light, cell turnover is increased while reducing the signs of age spots, discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone, texture and laxity.
Red LED light also boasts anti-inflammatory and healing properties, it can reduce the severity of Inflammation from injuries or muscle pain can also be addressed, helping to provide relief and promoting healing.
Near infrared – for pain relief and wound healing
Invisible to the naked human eye, infrared LED light has no distinct colour and sits just after red light on the light wave spectrum, penetrating deeper than any other light therapy. Its regenerative effects are well-documented to support your body’s natural healing processes.
The treatment stimulates blood circulation and cell oxygenation, reducing inflammation and speeding up healing of lesions, scars and wounds, including severe cystic acne. By working deep under the skin to the muscle layer and even to the bone, infrared LED light can also bring relief to muscle, joint and arthritis pain.
It’s often not just about selecting one over the other either; depending on your needs, two of the above wavelengths complement each other well. For example, combining the antibacterial effects of blue light with the regenerative properties of red can have a significant impact on acne and other skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.