LED Light Therapy Facials at ELK Hair + Body


We are so excited to announce ELK Hair + Body will be offering LED Light Therapy Facials from September 6th! We are so excited to introduce another level of wellness to our guests and enhance one of our most popular services at ELK, the Signature Facial by Gosia. Here are some key reason why you should choose LED Light Therapy and the key benefits it can offer you….

Light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy has recently gained traction in the healthcare arena. Not only have more medical offices been incorporating LED light therapy in their services, but the widespread availability of devices facilitates at-home use for consumers.

LED light therapy is mainly focused on skincare, promoting anti-aging effects and reducing inflammation. The purported benefits include an increase in the amount of collagen in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other stigmata of aging. Other uses of LED light therapy include acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, scarring and sun damage.

What are the different kinds of LED Light Therapy?

There are different wavelengths of the visible light spectrum, each corresponding to different colours and penetrating the skin to different depths. It is thought that LED light produces different effects depending on the level of skin it penetrates.

The most common frequencies used in LED light therapy are the red and blue wavelengths, which are readily absorbed into the skin and do not contain harmful ultraviolet light. Red light is used to treat the outermost layer of skin, otherwise known as the epidermis. It is thought that when this layer of skin absorbs infrared light, the fibroblast cells that are responsible for the production of collagen proteins are then stimulated. The increase in collagen production can make the skin look smoother, which can mitigate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Blue light, on the other hand, targets the oil glands located in the deeper layers of skin. By reducing the amount of oil that these glands produce, the skin can become drier which in turn could lead to fewer acne breakouts.

What should I expect when having an LED Light Therapy Facial treatment?

In most instances, multiple treatment sessions are required with a typical treatment session lasting up to 30 minutes. Depending on the device being used, you will either lay down directly underneath the light source, or a more targeted device such as a mask or wand may be employed directly on the area to be treated. Though LED light therapy can be used anywhere on the body, it is most commonly used to treat damage on the face caused by the sun and other elements.

LED light therapy is non-invasive and thus carries few risks with no downtime. It can be used on all skin types and does not burn the skin. Additionally, no pain is associated with LED light therapy. However, there may be some rare instances in which it may not be advisable to have treatment to an area, such as an active rash or if you use Accutane medication for severe case of acne.

Whilst a large number of people find noticeable benefits after multiple sessions, in some instances further medical intervention may be required.

Book in for a consultation with our Senior Beautician Gosia today and hear all about the wonders of LED Light Therapy https://elkhairbody.mylocalsalon.com/onlinebooking/v7410/Steps/SelectServices.aspx

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