When I was introduced to LED, or light emitting diode therapy, several years ago, I was a little skeptical. I wondered how something so simple could make a difference in a person's health and appearance. The science was interesting, but the results were fascinating. I saw improvements in my own skin and in that of my clients that just couldn't be achieved with cosmetics alone. LED light therapy remains my favorite modality for corrective skin care and pain management.
LED light therapy is a treatment that uses varying wavelengths of light, including red and blue. NASA originally developed it for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions. NASA began studying LED’s effects in promoting wound healing in astronauts by helping cells and tissues grow. Medical universities expanded on the NASA studies to develop protocols for wound healing and other medical uses. The U.S. Navy SEALs began using it in the 1990s to help heal wounds quickly and to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues.
The skin care industry became interested in LED light therapy to help control acne and increase collagen production in mature skin. LED is now used by many estheticians and med spas to help regenerate the skin and improve elasticity, tone and texture.
Red is primarily used for anti-aging, while blue is used for acne treatment.
Safety: Unlike other types of light therapy, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays. Therefore, they’re safe for regular use. There is no downtime with LED light therapy. It is completely non-invasive and is safe for all skin tones and conditions. Side effects are extremely rare, but may include increased inflammation.
I provide LED light therapy with my LumiFacial and LumilIft Facial. I can customize the treatment, according to the skin condition we wish to improve,
by setting the programming on my SoliTone light panel.
My clients can also use handheld LED devices at home to continue making improvements between facials.
Here is why I use and recommend LightStim products for home use:
Patented Technology: LightStim’s unique, patented design expand the potential of light therapy for greater benefits.
Supports the Body’s Natural Repair Processes: Helps promote a more youthful and robust response to factors that accelerate the aging process.
Designed and Manufactured in the USA: All devices manufactured in-house by LightStim to ensure the highest quality control.
Fewer Wrinkles in One Treatment: While LightStim provides cumulative skin benefits with continual use, skin analysis systems confirm a temporary instant plumping effects that occur after only one treatment. LightStim Anti-Aging devices simultaneously emit Amber, Light Red, Dark Red and Infrared wavelengths of light. These wavelengths work together to rejuvenate the skin, improve skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish the appearance of redness and optimize skin function. LightStim Anti-Aging devices empower the skin to behave in a more youthful way at any age.
No drying, irritating or side effects for acne control: LightStim Acne devices simultaneously emit Blue and Red wavelengths of light. These wavelengths work together to kill acne-causing bacteria, effectively calming breakouts and reducing redness for visibly improved, clear skin. LightStim Acne devices naturally restore the skin’s healthy appearance.
Effective pain relief: LightStim Pain devices simultaneously emit Light Red, Dark Red, Infrared and Deep Infrared wavelengths of light. These wavelengths work together to soothe tired muscles, aches and pains, increase local blood circulation and accelerate recovery. LightStim Pain devices relieve pain naturally with a soothing treatment that sets the body’s inherent healing and pain-relieving process in motion.
LED light therapy is growing in popularity every year. As the testimonials and the studies mount, the number of products available to consumers is increasing. it is important to make sure the treatments and devices you use pass quality assurance testing and provide LEDs that are therapeutic grade. Consider adding LED light therapy to your skin care program or pain therapy. LED might just light up your lif