Why LED is so popular?

Why LED is so popular?

What is LED?

It stands for light emitting diode. The science was created by NASA originally to grow plants in space, but eventually it was discovered it has the ability to speed up the time it takes to heal wounds, results were so successful it was invested in the beauty industry.

Light therapy works by using different spectrums of light wavelengths that can all penetrate down into the epidermis and dermis to cause change at the molecular level.

When the light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis will convert the light energy into adenosine triphosphate, which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job.

Each spectrum has a different correlating colour and each of these can target specific concerns. 

Most commonly used is red light. Penetrating all the way into the dermis stimulating collagen production and having an all round anti aging affect.

Studies have shown this to be a great mood booster. It can be used on the body post workout for increased muscle recovery and anti inflammatory effects.

Green light also gets into the  dermis, affects the melanocytes helping pigmentation and hyper inflammatory pigmentation.

Blue light reaches the lower epidermis. It creates an oxygen rich environment killing bacteria. It can affect the sebaceous gland shrinking it and slowing sebum production.

Yellow can get into the dermis, it triggers lymphatic drainage so it can help with dark circles and boosts circulation.

Unlike tanning beds, LED doesn't have any of the negative side effects that come along with UV damage and is completely safe to use.

The treatment is non invasive and usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes to perform stand alone or it can be added on to your regular facial treatment.

There are several home devices on the market. At this time we don't have a particular brand to recommend as they don't yet have the power of in clinic machines to create a strong enough wavelength.

Keep in mind the machine's in salon are worth tens of thousands of dollars versus a $39 mask from the chemist, so there is no real comparison. In saying this there still could be a small benefit from the at home treatments and we'd love to hear any reviews you may have.


If you have a special event coming up it's recommended you get 2 - 3 x LED treatments a week for a few weeks prior. This will see your collagen production increase resulting in fine lines and wrinkles plumped out leaving you with a smooth and clear skin tone.