"When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles," says Los Angeles-based dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu, who tells me that the most common LED lights for skin care are blue and red, though pink and white exist as well. "Blue light kills bacteria that causes acne and red stimulates collagen production and helps speed skin's natural healing process," she explains. This makes it a great option for anyone who wants to brighten up dark spots. White light, which is often found only in in-office treatments, is thought to penetrate the deepest to tighten and reduce inflammation. Sounds like voodoo magic, sure, but there are myriad studies that back it up, too.
Popularized by celebrity facialists like Shani Darden (she counts Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Chrissy Teigen as clients) and Joanna Vargas, who works out of her two namesake beauty meccas in NYC and LA, LED treatments have evolved from an in-office skin-perfecting treatment to an essential add-on to cap off any facial.
"We really use it for everything," says Vargas, who works with names like Sofia Coppola, Karlie Kloss and Naomi Watts. "It works for acne, acne scars, building collagen and making the skin healthier in general. However, it's also handy when we do peels in the office because it calms inflammation and makes the skin look perfect quickly."
This, of course, makes it an ideal treatment for clients who are in front of the camera on the regular, or anyone who wants to stick with non-invasive skin-tightening tricks. As for how it feels? Think: more relaxing than stifling, and though the LED light may feel warm on the face, it won't cause burns to the skin (though eye damage is possible if proper protection isn't used).
Red Light: 640nm (Red Wavelength) Skin penetration depth: 1-6mm Effect: The most penetrating power, skin cell regeneration, increasing the oxygen content in the blood to stimulate the circulation of blood, improve ance wound, treating allergic dermatitis or ringworm to ease the pain and promote the active of the ample active ingredients activating cells, enhancing energy efficiency, promoting collagen proliferation, improving wrinkles, effective treatment of aging, skin relaxation and products deep absorption. Reference: There will be a little hotness in the course of treatment. There will be some stimulation when you have this treatment in condition of skin turning to red after the laser treatment.
Blue Light: 423nm (Purple Wavelength) Skin penetration depth: 1mm Effect: Bacteria killing, skin cleaning,cell activation,injury recovery, promoting protein-ossein composition, acne skin sterilization, inhibition of sebaceous gland, prevention of wound infection. Reference: often be applied in acne treatment.
Green Light: 532nm (Green Wavelength) Skin penetration depth: 0.5-2mm Effect: Effective reduction of melanin cell, decreasing pigment formation, adjusting skin gland function, reducing grease gland excitation, stabilization, application of sensitive skin. Reference: Commonly used in red skin after laser treatment to reduce the red degree and calm skin.
Yellow Light: 583nm (Yellow Wavelength) Skin penetration depth: 1-2mm Effect: Improving cell's oxygen alternation function, promoting mirco circulation, decomposing pigment, promoting lymph posion discharge, curing skin roughness, red spots and deficient circulations, anti redness, red face, pigment precipitation. Reference: Used to stain therapy, can also be used for the initial treatment of herpes zoster advantage.
Our Photon LED light Therapy pricing is $60 for a 30 minute stand alone treatment and 15$ for a 5 minute treatment with any facial service.