“LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, which is a computer chip encased in a glass-like resin, which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy,” Steven Marchese, product developer for LightStim told The Huffington Post Australia. In a nutshell LED is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, brightening the skin and rejuvenating the youthful look of your skin
Light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post surgery scars. The rejuvenation of healthy skin was a happy coincidence.
“If the therapeutic light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back). The use of the LED boosts the fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin like when one was 20-25 years old,” Marchese said.
There’s no downtime and it can be done in a lunch break. Green is best for pigmentation, improving uneven skin tone, and brightening the skin and reducing pores size. Blue is great for Acne, blemishes and hormonal breakouts. Blue light kills 90% of bacteria over a three day period.
In-salon treatments are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event, a session only takes 20 minutes. It’s effective and pain-free.
There has been conclusive studies into the effectiveness of LED light therapy. According to Marchese, “LED is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. It is good for all skin types, colours and conditions. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused. That said, it is always prudent to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and to check with the manufacture if you are desiring to use the device in a manner not covered in the instructions,” .
The cost is either built into the price of the facial $40 or as a standalone facial $70.