What is SmartLux LED Light Therapy?
Not to be confused with laser, light therapy was originally developed to fast-track the healing of wounds and post-surgery scars……a nice little coincidence was the rejuvenation of healthy skin, too.
When therapeutic light energy is in 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). Thus, LED gives the cells a ‘full tank of fuel’ and these fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin like when we were young.
LED is great for accelerating wound healing/bruises, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pores size, and brightening the skin.
The result is the complexion is plumped up with new collagen (which pushes the folds of the wrinkles out) and new elastin (which helps to tighten the skin and give it more elasticity). Sounds good, huh? Another draw card is that there’s no downtime and it can be done in a lunch break.
In-clinic treatments are recommended two to three times a week for a course of four to six weeks. Ideal for pre-wedding prep or before a big event, a session only takes 20 minutes.
It’s also an effective and pain-free approach to treating skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation and adult acne. The sensation is akin to lying in the sun (many people fall asleep) and the cost is usually $60, which includes a cleanse, moisturise and SPF application at the end of the treatment.
If you’ve lost weight recently, or have a poor diet, or you’ve spend too much time in the sun, etc., then it can take longer to see the start of results, but with continued use everyone can benefit from LED light therapy.
LED is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. It is good for all skin types, colours and conditions. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused.