LED Light Therapy
LED LIGHT THERAPY
Harness the power and see your skin in a new light
Rejuvenation | Regeneration | Purification | Calming | Toning | Wound Repair
What is LED Light Therapy?
We all want that radiant glow that comes from healthy skin. LED Light Therapy (also referred to as LED Light Phototherapy) harnesses the healing power of light for a total skin rejuvenation solution. By sending soothing energy deep into the tissue, LED works on a cellular level to combat active acne, reduce redness and rosacea, stimulate collagen production, induce faster healing and more.
LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin. These lights have been in use since the 1960s, but people have only recently begun to use them as a skin treatment. In the 1990s, NASA began studying the effects of LED light in promoting tissue growth in plants. However, as a result of their studies, LEDs showed promising results in wound healing and human tissue growth as well.
Today, dermatologists and aestheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues. Skin specialists often use LED light therapy together with other treatments, such as active ingredient cosmeceutical creams, and serums and incorporate LED light therapy into their facial protocols, to give you the best results. LED light therapy is used for a multitude of skin conditions. LED light therapy works by using the properties of a certain wavelength of light to induce changes in the skin to treat a particular condition. There is no heat energy or tissue damage induced by this process.
LED light therapy can help treat a variety of skin problems, including:
- dull skin
- signs of aging, including wrinkles and age spots
- sun damage
- wound healing
- other inflammatory skin conditions
LED light therapy is a non-invasive 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. As a result of aging, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally.
The skin uses the LED light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells, or, in the case of treating acne, kill bacteria. In the case of aging skin, LED Light 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.
Anti-Aging Light Technology Backed by Science
BLUE LED light therapy
Blue light (415nm) is used to target oil glands since it is clinically proven to have an antimicrobial effect. In particular, it is known to kill the bacteria that cause acne breakouts (also known as Propionibacterium acnes or P acnes). It also helps condition the skin and makes it look younger. It is well-tolerated by all Fitzpatrick skin types in varying doses and exposure.
RED LED light therapy
Red light therapy (clinically proven 633nm wavelength) is used to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis. Known for its anti-inflammatory capabilities, Red light is readily absorbed by the chromophores of the cell’s mitochondria. This activates the cell’s metabolic processes, boosting ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, leading to increased cell proliferation. The red LED light can be used for skin rejuvenation, to reduce inflammation, and to improve healing; for example, post-laser treatment. The red LED wavelength induces a mild inflammation of the target cells and sets up an immune response that helps to regenerate these cells. This helps to rejuvenate skin and to help with skin healing. Red LED treatment can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because it stimulates the collagen proteins in the outer layer of the skin, or post-laser/chemical peel treatments can be used to speed the healing process.
Red and blue light LED light therapy can be used synergistically to treat active acne, the blue light helping to reduce bacteria counts and the red lights helping to heal the skin. Both blue and red LED lights have no side effects on the skin and require no recovery period.
NEAR INFRA-RED LED light therapy
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.
What can I expect with LED light therapy?
In most instances, to see significant benefits multiple treatment sessions are required with a typical treatment session lasting up to 30 minutes. You may need a treatment each week for about a month. Then you might need maintenance treatments every month or every few months. Depending on the device being used, you will either lay down directly underneath the light source, or a more targeted device such as a mask or wand may be employed directly on the area to be treated. LED light therapy can be used anywhere on the body.
LED light therapy is non-invasive and thus carries few risks with no downtime. It can be used on all skin types and does not burn the skin. Additionally, no pain is associated with LED light therapy.
One of the main benefits of LED light therapy is its safety record. According to research, LED light therapy has an excellent safety profile. It does not contain UV rays, which can be harmful to the skin. Therefore, LED therapy is suitable for regular use. Unlike chemical peels or laser therapy, LED light therapy does not cause burns. The treatment is also safe for all types and colours of skin.
Your initial LED light therapy treatment is only the ‘GO’ button to the healing process, meaning that the healing effects of your treatment will continue beyond your appointment time! The production of collagen in our skin begins to decrease as we age, and as a result, wrinkles begin to form as elasticity lessens. The promotion of collagen production from LED Light Therapy helps to repair skin and reduce wrinkles. It also helps with pre and post-operative bruising and wound repair.
You may have heard it referred to as Blue light, Red light, Near-Infrared light, Omnilux, Healite, Lightstim or perhaps Dermalux. While Omnilux, Healite, Lightstim and Dermalux are actual brand names, Red, Near Infrared (NIR) or Blue light refers to the actual colour of the LED light and the type of treatment (Red is great for lines and wrinkles, NIR Near-Infrared for acute and chronic pain as well as rosacea redness and pigmentation, and Blue is anti-bacterial and used to treat acne and excessive oil production), essentially these are all forms of what is termed “LED Phototherapy”.
LED Phototherapy should not be confused with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or laser, both of which use pulsed light and are designed to damage or destroy certain cells. LED Phototherapy is non-invasive and non-thermal, involves the use of continuous light rather than pulses of light, does not destroy cells or skin and therefore requires no recovery time after treatments.
LED Phototherapy should also not be confused with Photodynamic Therapy. Although both use LED light on the skin, Photodynamic Therapy requires pre-treatment of the skin with aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and this significantly changes the light reaction in the skin to produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells and is used specifically for the treatment of cancers. Photodynamic therapy is a treatment performed specifically by trained medical personnel.
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Red & Near Infra-Red (NIR)
Rejuvenation, Regeneration, Calming & Toning
Red and NIR light has the ability to pass deeper into the skin than any other visible colours. This surge of natural energy helps reduce inflammation and enhances wound repair. Red and NIR light results in natural skin rejuvenation, regeneration, calming and toning and hair regrowth. These colours are best known for strengthening collagen in the skin and are a highly sought-after treatment for improving the appearance and structure of the skin.
The Blue spectrum of light has a relatively low penetration into tissue due to its shorter wavelength. Various studies have shown that blue light achieves consistent results in significantly reducing acne lesions.
As Blue light reacts with bacteria through the use of the biological process of programmed cell death, the Blue LEDs are ideally positioned to provide a purifying anti-bacterial effect on the surface of the skin, eradicating the bacteria that cause inflammation during breakouts.
Clinically supported LED wavelengths
Optimise Your Body’s Cell Functioning To Improve Your Health & Accelerate Natural Healing
LED Light Phototherapy (or photobiomodulation therapy) is a natural light therapy that delivers therapeutic red and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths that power the body’s cells.
Light emitted from an LED device stimulates a photochemical reaction within cells which can accelerate the natural healing process, resulting in a cascade of beneficial effects throughout the whole body.
Phototherapy has been used in medicine for decades. In the ’90s NASA used it to grow plants in space, increase the metabolism of human cells, accelerate wound healing, and reduce loss of bone and muscle in astronauts.
It does this by stimulating the mitochondria. Red and NIR light when absorbed into the skin can penetrate to a depth of about eight to 10 millimetres, at which point they stimulate and improve mitochondrial function within the cell which increases ATP production.
Increased ATP production (cellular energy) helps damaged cells absorb nutrients more quickly and eliminate toxins.
More cellular energy helps offset the aging process brought on by cell degeneration.
CLIENT CASE STUDY - XEN LED Light Phototherapy - Wound Healing
The patient in these images is a 60-year-old male who had suffered a cyst on his upper arm that didn’t respond to antibiotics and needed to be surgically removed. The surgical incision is approximately 9 cm in length.
Following the surgical removal of the cyst, the patient was administered LED Light Phototherapy using our TGA Approved XEN LED system using the following dosages;-
- Day 2 post surgery – 10 mins RED followed by 20 mins BLUE
- Day 5 post surgery – 30 mins NEAR INFRA-RED
- Day 8 post surgery – 10 mins RED followed by 30 mins BLUE
- Day 11 post surgery – 30 mins NEAR INFRA-RED – new skin can be seen beginning to form
- Day 14 (Sutures Removed) – 30 mins NEAR INFRA-RED – wound continues to knit close – redness subsiding – skin growth continues
- Day 16 post surgery – 30 mins NEAR INFRA-RED – continued skin growth and knitting
- Day 18 post surgery – 30 mins NEAR INFRA-RED – wound completely knitted and redness almost all gone – new skin growth continuing
LED Light Therapy Treatment Prices
- LED Light Therapy Session $100
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- ADD ON LED Therapy to ANY Facial + $70
Add Medical Grade Red, Blue or Near Infrared LED to ANY facial to enhance skin rejuvenation
- LED + Everyday Facial 75 min $170
Medi Express Everyday Facial PLUS Medical Grade LED Near Infrared Light Treatment
- LED + Acne Facial 105 min $225
ClearSkin Acne Facial PLUS Medical Grade LED Blue Light Treatment to target breakouts
- LED + Dry Skin Facial 105 min $225
Oasis Dry Skin Facial PLUS Medical Grade LED Red Light Treatment to increase ATP and hydration
- LED Therapy - PACKAGE Pre-Paid $900
Book a course of ten (10) LED Treatments - Red, Blue or Near Infrared - save $100
Red ~ Blue ~ Near Infrared LED Light Phototherapy can aid skin repair and rejuvenation for the following skin conditions;-
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Reducing Pore Size
Uneven Skin Tone
The LED Light Phototherapy Spectrum
So, we’ve all been told exposure to light is supposed to be bad for our skin right? Well, that isn’t necessarily always true. UVA and UVB are very damaging to our skin, however, with the right amount of red, blue, and near-infrared light our skin can also become re-energised. It helps us produce vitamin D and provides energy and serotonin and can also accelerate our skin’s natural repair processes.
LED Phototherapy DOES NOT deliver UVA, UVB, UVC or radioactive light (like an x-ray).
- UVA light is in the range; 400nm – 320nm;
- UVB light 320nm – 290nm;
- UVC light 290nm – 100nm and
- X-rays are 1nm.
- LED is delivered in the visible light spectrum range of between 420nm to 750nm (nanometres) and Near Infrared LED is delivered just above the visible light range at 830nm – wavelengths above UVA, UVB, UVC and X-rays.
LED technology uses wavelengths from the visible light spectrum as well as near-infrared, however, they do not contain harmful ultraviolet wavelengths and therefore cannot damage skin tissue.
5 Types of Bioactive Light
NASA Development of today’s LED Light Systems
In the 1960s, LED lights were essentially used only for bedside alarm clocks and camera battery alert lights when they were first mass-produced because of a combination of low energy and the fact that they could only emit red, green, or yellow light restricted their usability.
Fast forward to the 1990s, and Prof Harry Whelan and his group at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Space Medicine Laboratory began experiments with LED’s that had less divergence, much higher and more stable output powers, and quasimonochromaticity, whereby nearly all of the photons produced by the LED were at a specifically rated wavelength. As an outcome, they noticed an increase in plant growth under a certain wavelength of light. So, if it worked for plant growth, could it also work for skin and cells?
NASA then began experimenting with the same rated LED’s to speed the healing of wounds, because in zero-gravity situations wounds don’t quite heal as fast as they would otherwise. Test results were again positive, and research continued and developed into skin cancer treatment and cosmetic arenas.
LED Light Therapy as a Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
LED Phototherapy is based on the principle that living cells are able to absorb and be influenced by light. The treatment has long been recognised for its regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses LED light bulbs to emit wavelengths of light energy, that targets deep into the skin cells for multiple skin and anti-aging benefits. It is painless and relaxing and is cost-effective with amazing results, safe for all skin types and colours.
LED Light Therapy uses colour wavelengths of visible light which have specific skin benefits. As a result of aging, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally.
The skin utilises 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.
The re-energisation of the cells allows for faster cell regeneration, giving a younger healthier look to any skin. Think of it like a plant going through photosynthesis; energy is gathered from these light sources to help the cell reproduction and repair in the most natural way. This process is known as photobiomodulation.
What does this mean on a cellular level? Well, the mitochondria are responsible for the vast majority of ATP (Adenosine Tri-phosphate – known as the “energy currency of life”) production in our cells, however, if the cell is damaged through injury or trauma, its production levels of ATP significantly decrease. Scientists have discovered that cells exposed to the right frequencies of infra-red light cause a resurgence in the mitochondria’s production of ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) which then link with free oxygen singlets in our cells to get that vital ATP back to work on repairing the skin.
LED treatments are particularly good for acne, rosacea, pigmentation, and building skin density, especially when done in a series. Each treatment is specifically calculated for your individual needs. We also use DermaFrac Serum Infusion Post Micro Skin Needling and recommend this treatment be added to compliment any LED treatment.
We often associate light exposure with skin aging and damage
Light also has many positive influences on the body
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Clinically Proven Results
XEN LED systems uses Blue 415nm, Red 633nm and Near Infrared 830nm which are the ONLY internationally recognised and clinically evidenced wavelengths for LED Phototherapy.
High Safety Profile
XEN LED treatments are a safe, year round treatment which is beneficial for all skin types and conditions. LED Phototherapy does not damage cells, as with laser treatment for example, so there is no risk of burning or creating a response that would be irreversible.
Each colour setting performs a unique function, delivering results specific to skin concerns. The Red and Near Infra-Red (NIR) light used are within the optical window in biological tissue, selectively allowing them to pass deeply into the skin stimulating the naturally occurring rejuvenation and repair processes.
Delivering controlled focused light energy is the key to achieving the best results with LED Phototherapy and the XEN LED system achieves this better than any other LED system available in Australia.
The Xen LED Phototherapy system utilises the third generation LED technology to combine 415nm, 633nm, and 830nm on one panel while keeping treatment intensities that outperform all rivals.
Innovative “Chip on Board” (COB) technology allows the Xen LED to pack 10500 LED’s into one 5 panel array, optimising performance by increasing light intensity and reducing array heat.
With 3500 LED’s per colour on the Xen LED array, treatment times are dramatically reduced due to faster energy delivery.
Equipped with the Optimised Flat Distribution (OFT), energy is distributed evenly over the targeted area.
The Xen LED is the only LED in the Australian market which uses COB technology, which is why the XEN LED system is able to provide a higher power output than the Healite and Omnilux systems and deliver results in a shorter treatment time.
See Your Skin In A New Light
Harness the healing power of light for a total skin rejuvenation solution
What is involved in LED Phototherapy treatments?
All treatments commence with a Skin Analysis and Consultation with our Skin Specialist to determine any medical history that can affect the application or outcome of treatments.
From the results of your consultation and skin analysis, the appropriate and most beneficial settings of LED Phototherapy will be selected and programmed into the LED System.
Depending on the condition you are seeking to have LED treatment for, our Skin Specialist may recommend supplementary beneficial treatments such as exfoliation, peels or needling, that can enhance and accelerate treatment outcomes.
The LED session is administered from a special multi LED light panel that is positioned over the treatment area. The LED System we use is the XEN LED – a medical grade Australia TGA approved device with state of the art chip on board technology delivering controlled wavelength output, photon intensity and density to achieve optimal rejuvenation and healing outcomes.
For a session addressing a facial area you will be supplied with a pair of eye goggles that are merely to soften the bright light from the LED panel onto the eyelids making the treatment more comfortable. Having said that, for the first 30 seconds of a LED facial treatment, the light can be a little disconcerting, but you will soon relax to the light and may often find yourself dozing off or feeling like you are on a beach somewhere enjoying the gentle warmth of the sun.
The treatment time will be from 15 mins to 30 mins as decided by our Skin Specialist.
How many LED Treatments will I need?
Depending on one’s age, skin tone, diet and lifestyle, following a single LED Phototherapy treatment, clients can expect immediate improvement in skin tone, hydration and overall radiance which will continue in the following days. Redness and irritation are calmed. However, most changes occur naturally over a course of treatments.
The number of treatments required for optimum results is subject to a number of factors including indication, lifestyle factors and other procedures that may be included in the overall treatment programme. This will be assessed during the consultation. Typically, for skin rejuvenation, clients are treated two times per week over a period of time and many clients see and feel results after just one treatment. A course of 10 treatments is generally recommended followed by the occasional maintenance treatment every few months.
For post surgical wound healing we may recommend as many as three (3) combination red and near infrared treatments per week over a two (2) week period whilst observations are made of the wound healing progress.
For skin conditions such as acne and rosacea we recommend the two (2) treatments each week be combined with additional skin care treatments such as High Frequency Facials and/or IPL Laser Photorejuvenation to maximise results.
Results with LED Phototherapy are cumulative, and a course of treatments taken in close succession is recommended for optimum results. Results can last for several months and occasional maintenance treatments offer lasting improvement in the appearance and health of the skin.
In general, LED Phototherapy Treatments are an addition to other treatment courses such as IPL Photorejuvenation or dermal needling, to stimulate and enhance skin recovery and escalate skin repair periods and results.
Unlike other types of light therapy, LED’s do not contain ultraviolet rays, therefore they are safe for regular use.
LED light therapy doesn’t cause burns compared to other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. LED Light Therapy is safe for all skin colours and types.
You shouldn’t use LED Light Therapy if you take Accutane type prescription products for acne, or if you are experiencing skin rashes.
Side effects are rare, but may include some increased inflammation, redness, and rashes.
In-clinic procedures take from 15 to 30 minutes at a time. A course of ten (10) treatments are generally recommended so you may need to go back for up to 10 weeks, then only once every few months.
At-home LED devices can be used at your convenience without having to go to any appointments. The downside is that the results will not be as dramatic or ongoing in skin rejuvenation as they lack the ability of Medical Grade systems to provide controlled wavelength output, photon intensity and density to achieve optimal rejuvenation and healing outcomes.
A single LED light therapy session ranges from about $70 to $100, depending on whether you’re combining it with other treatments. Packages of LED treatments are available to purchase offering substantial discounts.
Just as there is NO PAIN associated with LED treatments, there is also NO DOWNTIME with LED Light treatments, so you can resume usual activities immediately.
- Induce fast healing and decrease pain – Heightens internal skin call functions and induces faster healing.
- Target active acne – Blue LED light therapy works effectively to target inflammatory acne.
- Reduce acne-causing bacteria – Eliminates acne-causing bacteria that lives on the skin.
- Quick and easy treatments – Sessions only last 15 to 30min so you can be in and out and looking your best in no time at all.
For best results avoid photosensitising medication before your treatment and don’t return to exercise until at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Used in combination with almost any medi-aesthetic procedure or treatment, this LED Light Therapy treatment will take your glow to a whole new level.
LED Light Therapy is safe if you a pregnant or breastfeeding – so you can have glowing, fresh rejuvenated yummy-mummy skin! This non-invasive, pain-free treatment is friendly for all skin tones, types and conditions.
LED Light Therapy was initially developed to aid in the recovery of wounds and post-surgery scars, without the harmful use of radiation. Now, you can undergo LED Light Therapy to assist with pain relief, superficial skin lesions, rosacea, burns or simply as an addition to your advanced skin care regimen.
LED Light Therapy - recent reported studies
First developed by NASA, that same organisation have recently conducted studies on the use of red LED light for the enhancement of cell growth and found that the application of specific wavelengths of light increased fibroblast activity and enhanced DNA synthesis leading to the production of new collagen.
- A follow up study by Wisconsin Medical College demonstrated that the specific wavelengths of red LED light could be used to accelerate wound healing.
- The American Academy of Dermatology has reported that blue LED light can be used to destroy the bacteria that produces the inflammation associated with propionbacterium acnes.
- The British Journal of Dermatology has reported that the combination of specific red and blue light wavelengths can successfully treat acne.
- A recent study at Hammersmith Hospital demonstrated that the combination of red and blue light phototherapy for the treatment of acne produced quicker results than the application of blue light alone.
Professional LED machines can minimise fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness after more aggressive IPL or laser treatments. The results of using just a LED treatment won’t be as dramatic as plastic surgery, IPL or laser, but it’s a gentler, more natural, and less expensive way to treat.
While we often associate light exposure with negative effects such as skin damage, the right kind/s of light has many positive influences on the body. It helps us produce vitamin D and provides energy and serotonin. It can also promote healing, reduce inflammation and pain and prevent tissue damage.
Whilst ongoing exposure to UV is very damaging, controlled levels of Red, Blue and Near infrared light are clinically proven to be beneficial.
- Science Daily – Wisconsin Medical College
- American Academy of Dermatology
- The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology – article Feb 2018
- Lasers in Surgery and Medicine – Light‐emitting diodes in dermatology
- ResearchGate – A study to determine the efficacy of combination LED light therapy (633 nm and 830 nm) in facial skin rejuvenation