With the arrival of heat and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to get our skin ready and restore the shine, tone and natural balance lost during the winter.
Certain creams and treatments are not recommended for long exposure to the sun , but there is a therapy that offers you professional results, capable of treating different areas and problems related to the skin and that will also be your ally in the summer months.
This is LED light therapy, or light-emitting diode, an effective, non-invasive and painless treatment that involves exposing the skin to a variety of color wavelengths. This triggers the body’s natural rejuvenation and repair process and, if used regularly, can improve your skin in a lasting way.
Experts assure that its benefits are innumerable since it regenerates skin cells, reduces inflammation, heals wounds, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and restores luminosity.
This translates into a reduction of wrinkles and other signs of aging, improvement of acne and stretch marks and, in addition, it can eliminate the consequences of psoriasis, eczema, treat sun damage, fight against skin cancer and prevent hair loss.
This therapy works by emitting a low level of light with different wavelengths and colors that are safe for the skin. These rays penetrate the deepest layers, offering a wide range of benefits.
Surely you have seen a post on social networks of someone wearing luminous masks on their faces, but do you really know what they are and how they work? Known as light therapy, many claim this is the secret to giving dull or acne-prone skin a nice boost of brightness. This technology offers so many benefits that we asked experts to tell us all about light therapy and how these treatments can help your skin.
What is light therapy?
This therapy is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses narrow-band, non-thermal LED light energy to activate your body’s natural cellular processes that accelerate skin rejuvenation and repair. It is recommended for those with sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scar improvement, as well as anyone looking to restore skin radiance.
Why do we need different kinds of lights, and what do they do?
In the same way that plants use sunlight, skin uses LED light, generating cellular building blocks. In addition to increasing the production of collagen and elastin, it also decreases the production of collagenase, the proteolytic enzyme responsible for accentuating skin aging through collagen degradation. As the skin is sensitive to light stimulation, different wavelengths differentiated by colors were established for each need. Each color comes with a different solution depending on the case.
- Red light is used to repair tissue damage and reduce wrinkles or expression lines. It is also very effective for dark circles. In addition, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by penetrating into the superficial areas of the tissue.
- For its part, blue light is ideal for those who suffer from acne or have a tendency to suffer from it. This wavelength penetrates the pores and eliminates the microbes that cause acne, reducing inflammation and generating a rejuvenating effect on the skin.
- The green light is ideal for people who have skin blemishes caused by excessive use of makeup, prolonged exposure to the sun or age spots. In addition, it helps to heal and increase the regenerative process of the skin.
- In the case of yellow light, it reduces the redness known as couperosis and skin irritation, by stimulating the lymphatic system through the nervous system.
How is the skin cared for after therapy?
Stay out of the sun for 48 hours and apply sunscreen of at least 45 SPF. If you need it, you can take an anti-inflammatory in case of swelling and redness, or apply cold compresses.
How long does it take to work?
Results can be seen from the first treatment, but a minimum cycle of six sessions is recommended.
Does light therapy hurt?
No, Celluma LED light therapy is completely non-invasive and painless. All you will feel is a little heat during the course of treatment.
One last tip…
If you are going to apply these treatments at home, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions. The power, intensity and time needed for each device will be different. Of course, remove make-up and cleanse your skin very well before the process. It is recommended to use it at least five times a week. If you use it less often it will not be as effective, but you will still notice results.