Light Therapy

How Does Light Therapy Work?

Originally developed for Navy seals to help wounds heal quicker, light therapy has been shown to be highly therapeutic for skin. In a dermatological setting, light therapy is used to stimulate both the epidermis and dermis of the skin, and a red LED light is used to treat the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. Absorption of the LED light by the epidermis results and increased collagen production and tighter skin. Blue LED lights are used to address the oil producing pores on the skin, reducing the production of oil and limiting the recurrence of associated skin conditions such as acne.

Conditions Treated by Light Therapy

LED light therapy can be used to address a wide range of dermatological conditions. Light therapy is particularly effective at addressing skin laxity. By generating more production of collagen in the skin, it can lead to tauter and toner skin on the face and neck. Light therapy is also effective in addressing acne. It is able to address some of the physical triggers of acne, including over-productive oil glands in the skin, leading to better long-term success with the condition.

Related Conditions


Acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Learn More

Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching. Learn More

Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age. Learn More

Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple. Learn More

Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails. Learn More

Pruritus (Itch)

Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch. Learn More

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal. Learn More

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