Your Ultimate Guide to LED Light Therapy

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LED light therapy is one of the many add-on treatments available to our clients at La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics in Draper, Utah. If you are coming in for a service with us—like a facial or other skin care service—you may want to consider adding an LED light therapy. That’s because it has numerous benefits for your skin. In this article, we’ll be talking all about LED light therapy:

  • What it is
  • What the benefits are
  • How it works
  • Whether or not you should try it for yourself

If you’ve ever been curious about LED light therapy and wondered what it’s all about, we’ve got answers.


What is LED Light Therapy?

LED light therapy can be an excellent treatment for anyone, regardless of age, skin type, gender, or other concerns. Essentially, LED light therapy is designed to lessen the skin conditions we all hate dealing with: acne, age spots, blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone, and more! LED light therapy uses both red and blue light on the face to lessen these skin issues and help you leave our office with more beautiful, glowing skin from head to toe.

What Are The Benefits of LED Light Therapy?

There are several different benefits to LED light therapy, and the ones you specifically experience will depend on your individual skincare concerns. The results will also vary according to the current condition of your skin. However, some of the most well-observed benefits of LED light therapy include reduced inflammation, reduced acne breakouts, and reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Some other benefits of LED light therapy include:

  • Increased blood flow underneath the skin
  • Assistance with lymphatic drainage
  • Increased skin healing
  • Improvement of conditions related to low thyroid
  • Help with weight loss
  • Regaining healthy sleep patterns
  • Better skin tone

There is even some evidence that light therapy can improve symptoms of depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). And many patients report feeling an overall sense of well-being following a light therapy session.


How Does LED Light Therapy Work?

LED light therapy is exactly what it sounds like: it involves the application of LED light to the face and other parts of the body! The Navy Seals actually started using this technology in the 1990s, as they found it helped to clear up skin conditions and other issues. Since then, the application of LED light therapy has been researched extensively to determine the full extent of its benefits.

Essentially, different wavelengths and frequencies target issues above and underneath the skin, regenerating tissues and increasing collagen production.

How Much Does LED Light Therapy Cost?

LED light therapy at La Belle Vie is one of our most popular treatments due to its affordability. As an add-on treatment to other skincare services, it is just $25 per session. So, for example, when our clients get a Diamond Glow facial or Dermaplaning, this is one of the additional services they commonly take advantage of. Since home-use devices designed for LED light therapy can be very costly, LED light therapy right here in Draper is a great bargain!


Is LED Light Therapy Safe?

LED light therapy is completely safe for regular use. You may initially think that light therapy is the same as tanning, but this is a common misconception. LED light therapy devices do not contain any ultraviolet rays. So they don’t tan (or burn) your skin or cause it to peel following treatment. This treatment is starkly different from tanning, which can actually be more harmful to your skin.


Is LED Light Therapy Painful?

As we just mentioned, LED light therapy is entirely different from the light you are exposed to when you lay out in the sun or get in a tanning bed. LED light therapy is completely painless, and results are incredibly long-lasting following the completion of the treatment. Many people who use our LED light treatments continue to use them after their first treatment, as the procedure has impressive and painless results. You will never need to worry about LED light therapy causing discomfort.

Red Light vs. Blue Light Therapy

Red light therapy is pretty common with LED light treatments. But you may not have heard about blue light therapy. We can use both or either in our office, so it’s good to know and understand the differences between them before your appointment. Specific wavelengths of light have different effects on the body, so there are differences in the benefits of red and blue light therapy.

Red light therapy is often considered to be repairing, refining, and rejuvenating, boosting blood flow and collagen production while improving the texture and tone of your skin. Similarly, blue light therapy is considered acne-treating, soothing, and purifying. It absorbs acne-causing bacteria and destroys these harmful cells.


How Long Does LED Light Therapy Last?

Generally, those who do LED light therapy treatments initially have a few treatments close together. Then, they schedule maintenance treatments less often. After your first treatment, you may need a weekly treatment for about a month to see the full benefits. After that, you may only need maintenance treatments once every month or every few months. The results you get will depend on your individual skin concerns and treatment frequency, so be sure to consult with one of our doctors on how often you should schedule the therapy.


Should I Get LED Light Therapy at La Belle Vie?

If you have acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone, or just generally poor skin elasticity, LED light therapy could be an excellent option for you. Not only is it a simple add-on to many of our skincare treatments, but it is also comfortable for clients with even the most sensitive skin. So if you want to feel confident and practice a little extra self-care, now is a great time to try LED light therapy for yourself!

At La Belle Vie, we make setting up consultations and treatments simple. You can call or send us a message directly. Or you can set up a consultation right online. We’re here to answer any questions you might have.

Kelly Lance