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LED/Photon
Treatment

LED/Photon description and treatment

Red light therapy is a technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat ageing skin issues, such as wrinkles and scars.

In the early 1990s, RLT was used by scientists to help grow plants in space. The scientists found that the intense light from red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) helped promote growth and photosynthesis of plant cells.

By increasing the function of the cell mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more energy. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.

Blue light therapy can only treat areas that the light can reach so it’s typically used to treat conditions present on, or just underneath, the surface of the skin. Blue light therapy is most commonly used to treat bacterial sources that create acne.  However, it can be used to improve skin texture and reduce sebaceous hyperplasia, or enlarged oil glands. It can help with removing sun spots and even scars that were originally caused by acne.

Green Light therapy is aimed at skins that have uneven pigment, redness and sun damage.

Four to six treatments are recommended with maintenance appointments once a month.

General conditions that may prevent treatment:

Minors cannot receive treatment.

Hepatitis, HIV, haemophilia and poor healing skin in the treatment area (cannot be treated).  Other health limitations may apply and must be divulged at your consultation for consideration.

Epileptic clients will require proof of Doctor’s authorisation to treat via LED. 

If you currently use Accutane for acne, be advised that this powerful drug derived from vitamin A increases your skin’s sensitivity to light and may cause scarring in some instances.  Do not use LED light therapy if you’re using anything on your skin that makes you sensitive to sunlight.