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What to know about LED light therapy
LED light therapy for a skincare nerd means “light-emitting diodes”. LED wavelengths help treat acne, wrinkles, inflammation/pain, and more. It is very popular in skincare offices as it can be used safely on all skin types.
Red (infrared) Light Therapy
This light treats the epidermis which is your outer layer of skin. Light is absorbed through this layer and stimulates collagen proteins. Collagen helps skin look more plump and smooth which also reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Red light can also help improve circulation. At Queen Bee, we love to use Red Light Therapy after a safe chemical peel.
Blue Light Therapy
A favorite for those with problematic skin, prone to breakouts. This light targets the sebaceous glands (aka oil glands) which live beneath your hair follicles – great light for those prone to breakouts after waxing or shaving!
Blue light penetrates the skin and targets the oil glands and tells them not to be so active! Blue light kills acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin leading to fewer breakouts. At Queen Bee, we have seen great results with blue light therapy used in conjunction with a chemical peel that targets dead skin and acne bacterias. Synopsis of conditions treated:
- decrease scarring
- promotes anti-inflammatory effects
You can’t use LED light therapy if:
- You are on certain medications or have an active skin disorder.
- If you have seizures you may not be eligible for this facial due to flickering lights.
- Results are not guaranteed and facials can be expensive.
Is LED therapy bad for you
There are other types of light therapy on the market that can be harmful, however, LED light therapy does not contain ultraviolet (UV) rays. It’s safe for regular use and doesn’t cause burns which can happen with strong chemical peels, laser therapy, and certain OTC products which treat acne and wrinkles.
How to Prepare for an LED Light Therapy Facial, Aftercare, and Expectations
- Tell your facialist if you are using prescription medications, retinoids or other products used for active skin conditions. It is also important to tell your facialist if you have seizures.
- Be prepared to invest in several treatments. Talk to your esthetician about a program. At Queen Bee we are open to various treatment options including scheduled 20 minute LED sessions that you might not see on our menu.
- Since LED light therapy is non-invasive no recovery-time is needed but we do recommend you not go out in direct sunlight after a treatment.
- Talk to your facialist about a series of treatments if you want to see more immediate and long lasting results. We are open to discussing a tailored treatment plan for you.
At Queen Bee, we are using FDA-approved Celluma Light Therapy a California manufacturer.
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