If you’re not quite as young as you used to be, chances are you’ll stop at nothing to slow down the ageing process. Luckily, you’ve met your match with LED light therapy. Here’s everything you need to know about how this process can help curb unwanted effects from ageing.
What is LED light therapy?
First things first, what exactly is LED light therapy? After all, if you’re putting it on your face (or any other part of your body), you’d probably like to know what it is. LED stands for light emitting diode. It’s becoming increasingly popular both with aestheticians in the office and for at-home use. LED wavelengths have been found to treat acne, reduce inflammation, and promote anti-ageing effects. In other words, everything that’s been bothering you about your skin since you were prepubescent can now be taken care of with an easy and pain-free process.
- It minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks
It’s often said that you only have one skin to live in, but people often take it for granted before they start to see the effects of ageing. Between laying out as a teenager or giving birth to kids, your skin likely has some beauty marks to show for it. All of this is a natural part of ageing, but sometimes it can be difficult to fall in love with everything that occurs as a result. When infrared and visible red light is beamed onto your fine lines, wrinkles or stretch marks, the treatment helps to minimize the appearance of this scarring. Over a number of sessions, you’ll see that they are softened and flattened in appearance, and you’ll finally begin to feel like yourself again.
- It treats sun damage
Red light is also used to help treat sun damage. The outer layer of skin is what takes the hit for all the sun damage that our body endures. When the light is applied to your skin, this same outer layer (called the epidermis) absorbs it. This light stimulates collagen proteins which help to repair the skin and allows it to appear fuller and less damaged. Over time, you’ll regain that healthier and more youthful glow that you’ve missed.
- It reduces acne
Who said acne stopped once you were out of your teenage years? If you’re someone who has had issues with your skin for years, you’ve likely tried just about everything in the book. Blue LED light therapy targets the oil glands that are located beneath your hair follicles. When these glands become overactive, they often lead to oily skin and acne. The light therapy can make them less active and result in fewer acne breakouts.
As a non-toxic, non-invasive, pain-free process, LED light therapy is a fabulous way to counteract ageing. You target the pain points of ageing and acne in one fell swoop, and you can do it all on your own. If you’re interested in learning more about both face and body options, visit here to see the IlluMask Pro and IlluSpa device that will have your skin refreshed in no time.