Red Light Therapy or LED Light Therapy is a popular treatment at Clinic 42.

Red light therapy or LED Light Therapy is most commonly known as a treatment for skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Did you know the same therapy can also be used for skin rejuvenation?

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If you want to give your skin an anti ageing boost you definitely should consider an LED light therapy. Light has long been known to have health and anti ageing benefits – red light therapy harnesses the power of red light to reduce or even eliminate some of the worst aspects of skin ageing. Antiageing LED facial treatment emerged from groundbreaking research using LED to treat the side effects of cancer and other serious illnesses.

Initially, NASA investigated the use of LED light to speed up plant growth. Later research with cancer patients revealed that red LED light therapy regenerated skin tissue, boosted collagen production and improved the appearance of the skin.

Red Light Therapy vs Blue Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is the one to go for if you want to improve your rosacea, remove skin blemishes and sun damage and get younger skin. It’s also ideal for acne removal.

Benefits of Red Light Therapy:

  • Increases skin radiance
  • Firms aged skin
  • Produces a more consistent coloration and complexion
  • Increased moisture retention
  • Increased circulation (due to increased formation of capillaries)
  • Promotes collagen production for plumper more youthful looking skin
  • Increases oxygenation and restoration of skins natural cellular activity
  • Reduces inflammation of skin conditions such as acne
  • Reduces sebum by normalising skin therefore controlling breakouts
  • Laser healing
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removes sun damage
  • Provides lifting and tightening
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin at a cellular level
  • Reduces inflammation after

Blue Light Therapy

Blue light has an anti inflammatory effect and can kill bacteria making it an ideal and highly successful treatment for severe cases of acne. Blue light boxes are also the most effective form of light therapy for treating the winter blues – seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

Benefits of Blue Light Treatment:

  • LED stimulates acne causing bacteria to produce a substance that kills them while at the same time cause a healing response from the skin.
  • Treats actinic keratosis, the patches of dry scaly skin that can form from sun exposure and are considered to be a precursor to skin cancer
  • Treats cystic acne
  • Balances and calms the skin
  • Anti-inflammatory