LED, which stands for light-emitting diode, has enjoyed a sharp spike in popularity as an efficacious skin corrective facial treatment. Application is pain-free, non-irritant and non-thermal, making it an effective light-based therapy that doesn’t require recovery or downtime. A LED Light Therapy Machine offers different wavelengths of coloured LED light which are used to treat skin layers at varying depths, thus stimulating a different and unique skin corrective effect. Here we look at the most commonly used LED colours and their corresponding benefits.
BLUE — Clearing
Blue LED is used to treat acne-prone skin as it works as an antibacterial to stop breakouts in their tracks, while also stabilising overactive oil production and reducing the appearance of active inflamed acne lesions. While blue LED works well as a stand-alone treatment, it can also be used with strategic skincare products to enhance the skin clearing benefits.
RED — Rejuvenation
Red LED is a versatile wavelength that promotes overall skin rejuvenation by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The benefits of this restorative light include improved skin firmness and resilience, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduction in inflammation and redness. Red light also serves as a soothing post-laser treatment to fast track healing.
PURPLE — Dual-action
Purple LED is a combination of red and blue wavelengths, offering dual benefits of both skin clearing (blue) and anti-ageing (red). Purple is also beneficial for cellular oxygenation and regeneration to promote enhanced skin fitness and vitality.
YELLOW — Calming
Yellow LED is used as a restorative therapy for sun damaged complexions. It can also assist with reducing redness, swelling and rosacea to improve overall skin tone and balance.
GREEN — Brightening
Green LED is used to address hyperpigmentation, freckles and age spots by breaking down clusters of melanin that form discolourations. It can also assist as a soothing and firming treatment to promote a balanced and youthful complexion.
To find out more about LED light beauty equipment for your clinic, call The Global Beauty Group on 1300 006 607.