L.E.D Light Stimulation Therapy

LED Lights, as used by NASA to promote healing, are now being used to stimulate collagen production. It has been shown that specific wavelengths [colors] stimulate specific responses in the body, and it is quickly becoming one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to help rejuvenate and repair the skin.

It has also been used to boost hair regrowth, either as a stand alone procedure or in conjunction with hair loss treatment products.


How LED Light Stimulation Therapy Works

Red wavelengths and certain infrared [non-visible] wavelengths increase cellular activity at the dermal level. As we age, there is a drop in cellular activity and energy levels. With the delivery of the correct wavelengths of LED light, these dermal cells receive a rejuvenating, anti-aging boost from the light energy.

This boosts a number of natural processes in the skin tissue, including:

  • increases blood flow, helping bring nutrients and cellular growth factors to the treated areas.
  • stimulates fibroblast and collagen production to strengthen sagging, wrinkled skin.
  • lymph vessels open and drain more efficiently to remove toxic waste and promote a healthier looking skin.

In addition, the skin heals quicker, and with less post surgical or post trauma scarring. LED therapy is safe for all skin types and ages. There is no down time or recovery time.


LED Therapy Studies

L.E.D. Light Therapy studies have revealed that exposing the skin to red L.E.D. lights for a little under 20 minutes can plump skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

Another study revealed that exposure to L.E.D. lights for approx. 3 minutes per area can promote collagen stimulation by 200% within 24 hours.

L.E.D'.s can also help diminish the redness of rosacea after just one or two uses as well as calm inflammation and reduce pain.


LED Therapy Units

LED Therapy can be administered in the home, with units retailing between $USD500 $2,5000. There is a variation in the lights used, with some having smaller, weaker 3 - 5 mm lights, whilst other [surprisingly cheaper] units boasting most powerful 10 mm lights known as ‘Super Bright’ LED Bulbs.


LED Light Therapy Treatments

For anti-aging collagen stimulation, LED Light Therapy treatments consist of 3 to 4 minute sessions, a minimum of twice a week; three times a week for four minutes per area is preferred. This is best done at night, so that exfoliating can occur undisturbed.

Next morning, gently remove any dry skin with baking soda or glycolic cleanser, apply moisturizer and sun screen.

For hair growth apply unit to area for 4 minutes. If you have thinning or falling hair use the LED Light Therapy in conjunction with revitalising products.

Hair stimulation takes 2 to 3 months before you see a regeneration of hair.


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Other skin resurfacing treatments include:

Skin Exfoliation

Chemical Peels

Laser Resurfacting

Dermabrasion and Microbrasion