How does it work?
The energy delivered by the light emitting diodes (LEDs) enhance cellular metabolism. In turn this stimulates the face to build new collagen, increases circulation, improves the functioning of the lymphatic system. The result is younger, healthier looking skin.
Is there proof this works?
Clinical studies, scientific and medical research, independent testing and patient testimonials exist to prove the efficacy of light therapy. Research conducted by NASA's space programme has proven that near infrared LED light therapy promotes wound healing and human tissue growth.
Is the process painful?
No. It is a gentle, painless, safe, non-invasive treatment.
Are LEDs better than lasers?
Results with LEDs are not as impressive but we are not using aggressive ablative treatments such as lasers. LED treatments can be very effective when used correctly.
How does a LED facial feel like?
The beauty of this treatment is that it is totally pain-free and completely safe. it stimulates the natural functions of your skin cells without causing damage. Therefore there is no downtime or risk of unwanted side effects.
How soon can i expect to see results?
The skin can look different just after one treatment; smoother and more hydrated with a natural radiant glow. However, since the treatment is essentially stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms, the most visible results are not immediate. Instead, results occur gradually over several weeks. With each treatment you will see improvement. Results vary from person to person but after a course of treatments clients report an overall improvement of skin tone, clarityand softening of fine lines and wrinkles. The skin continues to improve for 3-6 months after a course of treatments.
Do i need maintenance treatments?
Yes. Maintenance treatments are important in order to maintain your visible results. Usually once a month treatment is recommended.
Is LED a good complement to other skin treatments?
Absolutely. It helps to strengthen and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level so it amplifies the results achieved in any facial treatment.
Can i undergo micro-current while being treated with LED?
Yes. they work synergistically to increase collagen and elastin and improve the skin's circulation. Micro-current gives you the added benefit of muscle re-education and toning.
Can i put make-up on immediately?
Yes. there is no downtime with this treatment.
Can i go out in the sun after this treatment?
Yes- the treatment does not increase photo-sensitivity. We do, however, insist you apply a broad spectrum UVA and UVB suncreen every day.
Is LED for everyone?
While almost everyone can benefit from the use of LED light therapy, these treatments will have greatest impact on skin with sluggish metabolism and slow cellular activity showing visible signs of ageing. Contraindications for light therapy include: pregnancy, epilepsy, medications that cause sensitivity, currently taking steroids/cortisone injections.