LED light therapy
We use LED Therapy after each of our treatments for faster boosting results!!!
Somalight-Australias most loved LED. Despite the current A-lister love for LED facials, the technology has actually been around since the 1960s, but it’s only in recent years that the beauty industry has clocked its skin healing abilities.
Using the latest face-saving gadget , an LED therapy mask, these high-tech treatments use different wavelengths of coloured light to penetrate the skin at varying depths.
Our skin absorbs the light produced and uses it to energise the cells to produce collagen, increase elasticity and accelerate healing amongst other things.
Each different wavelength acts on different mechanisms within the cells, so it’s crucial that your treatment and choice of light is tailored specifically to you.
With that in mind, we spoke to the experts at The Well At Clerkenwell to find out a little more about it – after all, if the Kardashian Klan, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston swear by them, then we definitely want in.
Get ready to step into the light…LED PHOTOTHERAPY
Our Somalight LED Phototherapy treatments offer four different colours of light which are used to treat different skin concerns.
Each colour can be used on its own or in combination with other colours.
Infrared Light, Red Light, Blue Light and Green Light.
There's a light to suit every skin concern
With the longest rays on the visible light spectrum, red is the best choice when it comes to stimulating collagen production, while the slightly shorter green light helps reduce and even out hyperpigmentation caused by ageing and UV exposure.
If you’ve ever suffered from acne you may be well versed in the benefits of blue light; these rays are the ones with potent anti-bacterial properties making them a good option to decongest and purify problem skin.
If you suffer from eczema or you’ve had a procedure that’s caused inflammation, go for near infrared light therapy; with the longest wavelengths, these rays promote cellular healing at a deeper level.
Even if you’re lucky enough not to suffer with any skin issues then don’t rule it out;
many dermatologists advise LED as part of a maintenance programme to help get skin into an optimum state and allow topical products to work harder and more effectively.
It's an easy way to keep your skin in check
Unlike some of the more aggressive thermal treatments like laser and IPL, the great news is that LED therapy is painless.
Other than a slight tingling sensation and a nice warmth which can feel relaxing, and even put you to sleep,
most patients don’t feel a thing. Happily, short and sweet is the name of the game too and you can expect to be in and out within 20 minutes.
Our facials begin with a short skin consultation where we determine the client’s concerns and skin type.
We then remove any makeup and place the LED over the face and set the appropriate wavelength.
After the treatment we apply either a collagen serum or clarifying serum.
Because LED can tackle such a broad range of skin conditions with ease, it’s suitable for almost everyone (with the exception of anyone particularly sensitive to light or those with conditions like epilepsy). Best of all,
because it relies on a natural process there’s no downtime to consider, so it’s perfect for a little lunchtime rejuvenation.
The results are instant, and long-lasting
The good news doesn’t stop there: ‘Straight after the treatment you can expect to see a nice all over glow while the real results will kick in after a few days.
Expect tighter pores, an even skin tone and colour, a fresher complexion and if treating for acne, less inflammation, redness, and minimised breakouts.
What are you waiting for?
Apart from steering clear of high strength topical AHAs or Vitamin A, which could irritate your skin, there are no specific rules to follow after your treatment and because of the low-intensity light source there’s no post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to worry about either (unlike lasers).
You can also book in for another treatment the same week if you want to, If you’re treating a specific condition, we like you to have a course of 10 in which you come every day or every other day.
Thereafter you can have a maintenance course of 2 or 3 a week.
There’s science to back up the benefits of LED therapy. It’s known to boost both Vitamin D and Serotonin levels, making it a potent mood-booster as well as a skin saviour.
Infrared LED light therapy uses concentrated beams of light to help remove skin blemishes, especially on the face.
In general, infrared light therapy uses a combination of red light and infrared light to promote skin health because the Light-emitting diode (LED) lights emit light at red and infrared wavelengths.
The red light helps stimulate healing, which can treat acne scars, rosacea, age spots and blemishes caused by broken capillaries. Infrared therapy tends to be used to treat wrinkles and other problems caused by poor skin support, such as translucent skin or coarse skin. Its wavelength is the deepest and also works on pain, Vit D and overall healing which is why we use it after all our skin treatments.
It accelerates college to another level.
Red light stimulates and activates skin cells and promotes blood circulation.
Visible red light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm and is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections.
Invisible red light (infrared) is the longest wave length, and penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscles, etc.
Infrared light is absorbed by the skin and used as a source of energy to stimulate fibroblast cell activity in the skin, which increases the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for your skin's tone and elasticity.
Most infrared LED lights produce both red and infrared wavelengths, and are effective for rejuvenating ageing skin as well as treating blemishes and wounds.
Light photons are absorbed by the skin and underlying tissue, which triggers biological changes within the body in a process known as photobiomodulation.
Although the exact mechanism of action is still undergoing study, what is known is that monochromatic light increases oxygen and blood flow, facilitating wound healing.
Red light stimulates collagen and elastin production, perfect for combating the signs of ageing. It also used for healing, improving circulation, regulates oil production and effectively reduces pore size.
Blue light therapy is used for acne skin due to its powerful antibacterial properties. The Blue Light destroys the P. acnes bacteria that cause acne; making it an effective alternative for clients who may not respond to other acne treatments or antibiotics or those who do not wish to them.
Green light Therapy is excellent for treating pigmented or sun damaged skin and helps to combat the signs of ageing. It lightens and reduces existing pigmentation by targeting the cells that produce melanin. This improves overall skin tone and protects skin from future pigmentation. When used regularly, green light can help the skin to look brighter and more radiant.
*Disclaimer: Results vary from person to person and are based on factors such as age, lifestyle habits and medical history.
How does LED Phototherapy work?
Our cells have the ability to absorb light at different wavelengths or colours.
This light is then used as a source of energy within the cells.
This increases energy production and cellular metabolism to produce a therapeutic effect.
Therapeutic effects include
- Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
- Increases hydration
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts circulation
- Kills bacteria
- Increases tissue repair
Is LED Phototherapy Safe?
LED Phototherapy has been used clinically for decades most notably for treating new born babies suffering from jaundice.
LED Phototherapy is proven to be safe for all skin types as the treatment does not produce heat or UV light.
It is safe for all skin types including sensitive skin conditions and darker skin.
How Many LED Treatments will I need?
The number of LED light therapy treatments required will vary depending on the skin condition to be treated.
The results achieved with LED therapy are cumulative and improvement in the skin will continue even after the treatment has finished.
We recommend a course of 8 – 16 LED treatments taken once or twice per week.
LED treatment are quick and will take no longer than 20 minutes.
LED Light therapy treatments can be combined with our other treatments.
There is no limit to the number you can have.
Is there any recovery time after the treatment?
There is no downtime after LED Phototherapy.
When will I see Results?
You may feel or see benefits right from your first treatment.
Many clients tell us they feel their skin appears more hydrated, plumper and any redness or inflamed acne has is reduced or is calmer.
The results achieved with LED therapy are cumulative and the improvement in the skin will continue even after the treatment or course of treatments have finished.
- Lines and Wrinkles
- Sun Damage
- Acne & Blemises
- Open Pores
- Dry & Dehydrated Skin
- Rosacea and Redness
- Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis
- Scars and Stretch Marks
- Restoring Radiance
Rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for many “A list” celebrities LED Light Therapy will become yours too!