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The potential use of coloured light for skin health is rooted in space!






The potential use of coloured light for skin health is rooted in space!

NASA scientists discovered that intense red light produced by LEDs (light-emitting diodes) helped increase the rate of photosynthesis and plant growth in space. Following this discovery, research into the application of coloured LED lights on human cells began in earnest.

Over 1700 clinical studies have been carried out into the effect of LED light. Most research has focused on red, blue and near infrared (IR) light. The restorative and healing effects of LED light have been proven. Clinical research has shown, using detailed images of the skins surface and microscopic analysis, that collagen thickness and skin smoothness both increase after LED light therapy.



Different wavelengths of light have different colours and ‘carry’ differing amounts of energy. Each colour can be used to treat specific skin complaints as light works directly on photoreceptors that exist naturally in our skin. These photoreceptors activate physiological changes in the skin. This is called photo-biomodulation.

Red LED light energy penetrates up to 5mm into the skin and is absorbed by the cells in those layers. This energy alters the cells’ own cellular mechanisms. Most notably, absorbed red LED light causes the cells’ mitochondria (the ‘powerhouses’ of the cell) to produce energy in greater quantities and more efficiently. This energy is then available for cell repair and growth, stimulating fibroblasts, causing them increase collagen production. The result is skin which is plumper and smoother.

Blue LED light is often used to treat acne and other bacterial skin complaints. The wavelength of blue light kills the inflammation-causing bacteria responsible for acne. Blue light targets sebaceous glands and the bacteria found there, reducing both bacterial activity, secretions and swelling.

LED light therapy is safe and gentle skin rejuvenating treatment. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, scalp and body.

It can be used in combination with other skin and aesthetic treatments to create even better outcomes or reduce recovery time.

How do you prepare for LED therapy?

There is no particular preparation needed prior to your treatment. It is worth ensuring that your skin is makeup free.

Depending on the skin concern being targeted, you might require multiple sessions before the full effect of the treatment will be seen. There are no specific steps to follow after your treatment, although a prescription skincare regimen and daily SPF is always recommended.

LED light therapy starts from £100 a session. Discount will be applied if multiple treatment sessions purchased.