What Is LED Anti-Aging Therapy & What Benefits Does It Provide?

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There are now plenty of anti-aging treatments available, but one you might not have heard of is LED therapy. It was actually developed partly by NASA to help astronauts heal in space, but the technology and philosophy has now been embraced by skincare and anti-aging industries.

What is LED Light Therapy?

Essentially, LED treatments work using an array of very bright LED bulbs. Hundreds of tiny bulbs are set into a mask, and then that mask is placed over your face and the bulbs are turned on. Using red light LEDs helps stimulate the activity of cells known as fibroblasts, which are responsible for producing collagen. This helps make skin look younger and fuller while also minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. At the same time, LED light inhibits the production of enzymes that break down collagen and make skin lose its elasticity.

So, that's how LED light treatments make your skin look younger, but what additional benefits does the process hold?

Heals Inflammation

As mentioned above, original research into LED light therapy was centred around helping astronauts heal in space. This is because red light LED therapy is anti-inflammatory, and reducing inflammation will help the skin heal. That's great if you've suffered from blemishes or have recently spent too much time in the sun.

Cleans the Skin

There are actually different kinds of LED light therapy. Red light is used for anti-aging purposes, but you can also use blue light. It's great if you suffer from acne because the blue light kills the bacteria that lives just below the skin, the same bacteria often responsible for acne.

Treatments Are Quick

Most anti-aging treatments take some time to complete. Even if the process itself is quite quick, there may be healing or resting time to deal with, and it may produce inflammation that you need to wait to go away. LED light therapy only lasts around ten to twenty minutes, and there's no inflammation or recovery time to deal with. If you have plans in the evening and want your skin looking its best, you can have LED light therapy just before you leave.

Painless and Non-Invasive

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, LED light therapy is a completely non-invasive treatment. No cuts need to be made and no injections need to be suffered through. In fact, nothing even needs to come in contact with your skin. There's no pain, and your skin won't be cut or harmed in any way in the pursuit of beauty.

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