LED Light Therapy

An advanced state-of-the-art technology that transforms skin without discomfort or recovery time

LED Light Therapy is an advanced state-of-the-art technology that transforms skin without discomfort or recovery time. Most treatment providers do not offer multiple frequencies in their treatments. Uptown Med Spa is proud to be able to offer their clients this new technology.

Different colors produce different frequencies, which have their individual benefits, there is a frequency which suits every skin concern. Typically common frequencies are the Red and Blue which when combined with other colors are much more effective for the purpose of the treatment.

Typical indications for the procedures are:

  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged / clogged pores
  • Sagging skin
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Tightening of the skin & Increased collagen production

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy.

Not to be confused with laser, the light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post surgery scars. The rejuvenation of healthy skin, too, was a happy coincidence.

If the therapeutic light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back). Thus, LED gives the cells a ‘full tank of fuel’ and these fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin.

The result is the complexion is plumped up with new collagen (which pushes the folds of the wrinkles out) and new elastin (which helps to tighten the skin and give it more elasticity).

LED is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, brightening the skin and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin.

WHAT IS IT?

LED means light-emitting diode. It works by emitting infrared lights (causing heat) in different wavelengths/ spectrums, which have different skincare benefits. Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin. Red light is most commonly used to promote circulation. White light penetrates the deepest and works to tighten and reduce inflammation. Blue light kills bacteria.

During LED therapy, a device sends light waves deep into the skin to trigger natural intracellular reactions. Depending on the light, your skin is going to respond differently. If the light is red, your skin responds by building, strengthening, and maximizing cellular structure. Red light is also believed to target oil glands to reduce cytokines, which cause inflammation and play a role in chronic acne. In the case of blue light, specific wavelengths stimulate production of oxygen radicals that kill P. acnes bacteria, all without damaging skin.

These treatments are usually add-ons to other treatments, but also available as stand alone treatments.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you decide to get an LED treatment, you really don’t have to do much but lie there under the light. The LED panel is placed a few inches away from the client’s face, eye protection is placed on the eyes as the lights are quite bright. We treat the skin for about 15 minutes with the lights at a time. At first, it feels warm, but clients report really liking the feeling of relaxation.

The light doesn’t cause any burns or skin damage. It’s pretty much painless, and if you like lights, the colors can even be relaxing. We typically recommend light therapy every one to two weeks if an important event is coming up.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

People turn to LED therapy to fix skin problems such as acne or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As mentioned above, each infrared light targets specific areas and skin concerns. The red infrared lights are used for fine lines and wrinkles. The blue lights are used to improve acne and prevent breakouts by killing the acne-causing bacteria. Also, blue light penetrates deep to treat cystic acne.

LED Light Therapy is an advanced state-of-the-art technology that transforms skin without discomfort or recovery time. Most treatment providers do not offer multiple frequencies in their treatments. Uptown Med Spa is proud to be able to offer their clients this new technology.

Anti-Aging LED Treatment – $75 – 30 mins |

Series of 3 – $200 (reg $225)

Acne-Clear LED Treatment – $60 – 30 mins |

Series of 3 – $165 (reg $180)

 

Series of LED Treatments are recommended once per week as required for maximum results.

 

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