Light Emitting Diode therapy, also known as LED therapy, can be used to treat various skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, rosacea and post-procedure inflammation.
LED stands for light-emitting diode, which refers to the type of light source and the energy that it emits. LED lights are used for illumination because they save energy but they are also safe to use on the body to treat various health conditions.
How does light therapy work?
Blue light therapy targets the bacteria associated with acne, while red light targets the inflammation under the skin associated with acne, psoriasis and rosacea. The conditions we use light therapy for (acne, rosacea, psoriasis, etc) all have one thing in common, inflammation of the skin. The wavelength of LED light targets inflammation under the skin and calms it down.
LED therapy is also an effective post-procedure treatment. When the skin is red and inflamed after a laser treatment, facial or other treatments, light therapy can be used to reduce the inflammation.
How many treatments do people need?
Light therapy is recommended in a series of treatments. Depending on the condition, approximately six treatments can be recommended for acne or rosacea (one per month), while other conditions like psoriasis may require more frequent treatments.