LED Phototherapy Explained
Phototherapy, meaning ‘treatment with light’ is the application of low-level light energy to stimulate or regulate biological processes with proven therapeutic effects. Light is a powerful energy and when applied correctly, has a significant impact on how we look, feel and perform.
The mechanism of action is a natural process known as photobiomodulation, similar to the process used by plants, photosynthesis, where light is converted into energy at a cellular level.
LED Phototherapy is well evidenced for its regenerative and modulating bene ts, without creating trauma, making it safe and suitable for all skin types. The treatment involves exposing the skin to specific clinically proven wavelengths from the visible and infrared part of the light spectrum.
Light energy at proven wavelengths and doses is absorbed by cell molecules called chromophores. Cell response is directly determined by the wavelength and power specification.
Light photons (particles of light) are the energy source which activate the cell mitochondria to convert light energy to oxygen, in the same way our bodies use nutrients from food.
This in turns supercharges cell function and accelerates renewal, recovery and repair processes to promote youthful, healthy and radiant skin.
LED Phototherapy is now recognised as an essential modality for skin care practitioners and is well evidenced for the safe and effective treatment of many problem skin and ageing indications.
In practice, LED Phototherapy offers unique and complimentary benefits and can be integrated in a multitude of ways as a standalone treatment, to enhance treatment results and to minimise downtime. There is no other technology available to skin care practitioners that has such a broad utility for a wide variety of cosmetic and aesthetic applications.