LED light therapy and its benefits

Lead light therapy is a non-invasive and natural beauty treatment that is beneficial for all skin types, skin tones and skin ages. not only is it beneficial to work alongside cosmetic treatments, it is fantastic for all round skin health. it is the most efficient way of delivering energy into the skins cells to help boost levels of hyaluronic acid and improve the bodies natural collagen and elastin.

Contrary to what people may think, LED light therapy can also help to hydrate the skin. Through plumping and hydrating the skin, the treated area will demonstrate improvement in skin glow, general evenness in skin tone and LED light therapy can even benefit those with problematic skin, sensitive skin, acne, psoriasis, irregularities and in some cases, it can even improve eczema.

Although used cosmetically, LED light therapy is also scientifically proven and is highly recommended by doctors, dermatologists, and therapists all over the world.

How does LED light therapy work?

To put it simply, the photo technology that makes up LED light therapy activates the cellular metabolism and energy within the body assisting in the production of collagen and elastin.

It works in a very similar way to which plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into strengthening the structural building blocks that make up the plants health.

A very low and safe wattage light is placed over the surface area of the body in which you are wanting to treat. the light penetrates through the skin’s epidermis- which is our outer layer of skin- and then aims towards our fibroblast cells which are responsible for the skins make up of collagen and elastin. The light stimulates the cells energy efficiency which helps  the stimulation and renewal of the skin.

We use different colour LED light therapies to treat different conditions and improve different areas of the skins structure.

The three main areas that we use LED to support our skin maintenance are primarily:

  • Skin health
  • Corrective aspects
  • Anti-ageing

Let’s start with skin health:

Scientific evidence shows that when LED light therapy is used alongside a thorough and regular skin care regime, the skin cells grow 150-  200% faster. When the light penetrates to the targeted cells, the cells begin to change at an accelerated rate which results in the strengthening of the skin’s blood capillaries. This strengthening then leads to the improved oxygenation and detoxification of the skin.

Because LED light therapy is such a safe treatment, it can be used weekly, and improvements can be seen within just 15 minutes under the lamp. Not only does it help with the improvement of skin health, it is also proven to help mood and mental state in individuals.

LED can be used to protect, nourish, correct, treat, and restore the health of the skin. Light therapy is a one-of-a-kind unique skin care treatment that is like no other aesthetic treatment due to the fact that it can be used so frequently and achieve such wide-ranging results.

Corrective elements

LED light therapy when used with a particular colour setting can help to reduce bruising, swelling, can heal wounds and can even calm skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. Skin types that tend to be more inflammatory are also suitable for a corrective therapy due to the fact that this treatment can be used on even the most vulnerable and sensitive skin types.

Blue light therapy in particular is incredibly powerful when targeting the follicles needed to be destroyed that cause acne and bacteria grow up deep inside the pores. The blue light therapy can also help to settle Sebum, which is the excess oils produced in the skin that cause acne, blemishes, and other inflammations.

Red light therapy is a great treatment to practise after other skin care treatments like derma roller, microneedling, skin peels or microdermabrasion  due to the fact that these can be a little bit more aggressive on the skin and the red light helps to speed up the healing process in the outer layers of the skin when redness and inflammation can occur.


As we mentioned before, LED Light therapy is fantastic at increasing the levels of hydration and repair in the skin, which therefore leads to the production of collagen, elastin, and hydronic acid. All of these elements are vital when focusing on the anti-ageing process of the skin. When hydration is increased in the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and droopiness to the skin is reduced leaving the skin plumper, firmer and naturally better and younger in appearance.

An overview of the various LED light colours and their targeted audience:

Red– anti ageing, scar reduction, skin rejuvenation

Green- reduces rednesstreats broken red capillaries, sunburn, rosacea

Violet- treats psoriasis, dermatitis, and vitiligo

Yellow- Tightens, detoxifies, stimulates sensory motor nervous system

Blue- treats acne, antibacterial, helps to regulate oil glands

LED light therapy is such an expansive topic within the cosmetic and medical field. Here we have given a brief overview on the benefits associated with LED light therapy, but we certainly can recommend from experience, looking into LED light therapy to expand and heighten the knowledge and effectiveness of your skin care and maintenance.