Our brand new LED machine has been up and running for a good few weeks now. Some of you gorgeous regular clients have been lucky enough to experience the LED wonder already but for those new to the world of the LED or those wondering how this new addition to the spa differs in comparison to the old faithful I am here to answer your questions. I thought also what better time than now to give a quick recap and just why we have this LED machine, why we praise it so much and the benefits that come with each session.
The LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a computer chip encased in a glass- like resin which emits therapeutic wavelengths (or colours) of light energy. The LED however is not to be confused with laser. The LED (light therapy) was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds post surgery but also the rejuvenation of healthy skin too.
When the therapeutic light energy is the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back). In effect the LED gives the cells a 'full tank of fuel' and these fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin like when we were 25 years old.
It is not just collagen boosting that we look to the LED machine for. The differing colours work on different concerns. Here is a small break down:
Red – stimulates collagen, plumps skin, promotes skin renewal and is used for anti-aging.
Blue – kills bacteria, can be used in acne treatment.
Green – reduces pigment and sun damage
Yellow – soothing and calming also good in the treatment of sun damage.
Now the wonder of the new machine apart from looking as amazing as it does, is the fact that we can in fact have all three core lights going simultaneously. This means that we no longer have to split the time between two lights, we are able to target more than one concern at the same time. For example an anti aging programme post peel would no longer be half red light half yellow light we would have the two lights going at the same time thus doubling your treatment in the same time frame. More for your pennies ladies!
In-salon treatments we recommended a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event, a session only takes 20 minutes. We have a large variety of packages on our menu that do include the LED sessions if this is what would be best to suit your skin concern. All treatments are customised to each individual but the LED is an effective and pain-free approach to treating skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation and adult acne together with collagen boosting.
But remember it does not only have to be used on the face. With such a versatile machine it can be used to treat any area of the body you feel concern. For collagen boost around the body or sun damage to the shoulders, the LED caters for everybody and every concern.
If you wanted any more information please feel free to call our facialists, come in for a complimentary skin analysis or look at our menu to see what might suit you.