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Even though LED, or Light Emitting Diode therapy, has been around for decades — NASA used the technology in plant growth experiments on board the Space Shuttle in the '80s — it recently found its way into the skin treatment for everything from severe acne to fine lines and dullness to restoring collagen and elasticity.
"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 dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu. 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 penetrates deepest to tighten and reduce inflammation.
It works for acne, acne scars, building collagen and making the skin healthier in general. It's also handy when we do peels because it calms inflammation and makes the skin look perfect quickly.
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WHITE LED LIGHT
This is the most powerful and goes deeper into the skin than any other type of light. It makes the skin firmer and has a tightening effect leaving a smooth surface you will love. It also reduces inflammation.
BLUE LED LIGHT
Blue light helps skin that has acne with its anti-microbial properties. High energy in form of oxygen is generated during its exposure. This energy attacks the bacteria in the skin and in the process helps in treating acne.
GREEN LED LIGHT
This is the best LED light therapy for removing pigmentation, sunspots and dark circles, also calming irritated skin. It also treats acne scars and rosacea.
RED LED LIGHT
Red light helps the skin to produce more collagen and stimulates fibroblastic activity in the skin enhancing elasticity. Collagen is protein that makes skin supple and softer. Therefore, using this will enhance a youthful glow in your skin. It also helps to increase blood flow and circulation to the skin and aids in treating scarring and rosacea. The effects are cumulative and through regular red light therapy your skin will have a younger and fresher appearance through increased blood flow. It reaches the dermis layer and stimulates the healing ability of the skin.
AMBER LED LIGHT
Amber stimulates collagen and elastin and gives your skin a youthful appearance. The yellow LED light eliminates fine lines and wrinkles, reduces skin inflammation and redness, giving the skin a radiant glow.