LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive treatment that delivers targeted therapeutic light energy via unique precision Tri-Wave technology to promote a wide range of rejuvenating and corrective improvements for the face and body. It is a quick, effective and pain-free treatment without downtime.

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.


The Dermalux systems deliver the most clinically evidenced wavelengths backed by science: Blue 415nm, Red 633nm and Near Infra-red 830nm. These wavelengths are indicated for a wide range of conditions including skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, spot prone skin, redness and sensitive skin.

Dermalux is an essential treatment for optimum skin health and condition as part of a regular skin care programme. A course of treatment offers long-lasting visible results and on-going maintenance treatments are recommended. Dermalux can be integrated with many other treatments to enhance and extend results and can also be applied as a pre and post treatment solution to accelerate recovery.

Dermalux Wavelengths Explained

Dermalux systems deliver Blue 415nm, Red 633nm & Near Infrared 830nm light wavelengths which are the industry leading and most clinically evidenced wavelengths.

Dermalux enables these beneficial wavelengths to be delivered in single or multi-wavelength modes for a range of skin conditions and treatments

Blue Light 415nm 

Blue light destroys the bacteria which causes spots and helps in the prevention of breakouts.

Blue light is absorbed by p.acnes bacteria and triggers a natural photochemical reaction releasing singlet oxygen. Singlet oxygen has a powerful antibacterial action to help eliminate spots whilst being gentle on the skin. It also helps to balance oil production and improve skin clarity.

Applied in combination with Red and Near Infrared light, the Dermalux treatment offers enhanced results for spots and is excellent as a post treatment procedure to help minimise breakouts and reduce redness.

  • P.acnes is an oxygen intolerant, anaerobic bacteria
  • When follicles become blocked they are starved of oxygen
  • P.acnes bacteria thrives in low oxygen environments
  • P.acnes bacteria produces porphyrins, mainly as the compound coproporphyrin III
  • Excitation of porphyrins with 415nm triggers a photochemical oxidation reaction
  • During photo-excitation, porphyrins release Singlet Oxygen (peroxide)
  • This reaction is confined to the bacteria only with no negative effects on the skin
  • Blue light 415nm is the most clinically evidenced wavelength for the destruction of p.acnes bacteria

Rejuvenating Red light accelerates cell renewal and repair, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis for smoother firmer skin.

Red light is absorbed in the cell mitochondria and stimulates the synthesis of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), an essential energy for cellular function. Supercharging our cells triggers a cascade of bene cial biological reactions which result in a range skin enhancing effects. Skin cells that are energised function better can regenerate up to 200% faster.

Red light is potently absorbed by broblasts increasing collagen and elastin synthesis and boosting hydration levels. Improved blood ow brings increased tissue oxygenation to accelerate repair whilst stimulation of the lymphatic systems helps with detoxi cation.

Red light offers immediate improvement in skin tone, hydration and vitality whilst the bene cial light simultaneously stimulates cellular processes for long lasting bene ts in appearance and health of the skin.

  • Cells need energy to regenerate, proliferate and repair. This energy is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
  • The mitochondria (cell power plant) manufactures ATP
  • ATP is formed by combining glucose and oxygen, it is the primary energy carrier in cells
  • Mitochondria are responsive to Red & NIR light wavelengths
  • Photon energy is absorbed by cytochrome c-oxidase in the mitochondria
  • This is converted to chemical energy to “stimulate” cells
  • Result: stimulates ATP production
  • Initiates ‘bio-stimulation’ to increase cell proliferation and accelerate wound healing

Near Infrared Light 830nm  (is actually invisible to the naked eye)


Near Infrared light is absorbed in the skins deepest layers and works synergistically with Red light for optimum rejuvenation results.

Exposure to Near Infrared light at 830nm increases blood circulation bringing vital oxygen and nutrients to help calm irritation and reduce redness.

Near Infrared light builds strength and integrity for compromised, environmentally damaged and sensitive skin conditions. It is also clinically effective in the treatment of hyperpigmentation.

  • NIR is absorbed by chromophores in the cell membrane: increases permeability
  • Stimulates the release of Nitric Oxide (NO) into blood stream
  • NO triggers blood flow increasing oxygenation to reduce inflammation
  • Promotes a pseudo wounding without trauma to kick-start IPR response
  • Release of growth factors (TGF-b and FGF) for proliferation and healing
  • Stimulation of macrophages and lymphocytes (detoxification)
  • Regulates melanin production via tyrosinase suppression
  • Neutrophils increase superoxide dismutase (powerful antioxidant)
  • Increases skin health and immunity to pathogens (langerhans cells)

Dermalux treatment results are cumulative and sessions taken in close succession are generally recommended.