LED Light Therapy

What is LED Light Therapy?

LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin. Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.

Originally developed by NASA for astronauts who could become injured or ill on long-term space missions, low-level-light therapy is used today as a safe and natural method of treating a variety of skin and pain conditions such as acne, wrinkles, aging skin and pain.

The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. LED Light therapy is delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) device, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields. Today, dermatologists and estheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues.




It has been widely researched and is supported by thousands of peer-reviewed and published clinical research papers from prestigious institutions around the world.

The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types.

How it works?

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.

Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis.

Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the rate of wound healing.

What Can I Expect With LED Light Therapy?

In most instances, multiple treatment sessions are required with a typical treatment session lasting up to 30 minutes. Though LED light therapy can be used anywhere on the body, it is most commonly used to treat damage on the face caused by the sun and other elements.

LED light therapy is noninvasive and thus carries few risks with no downtime. It can be used on all skin types and does not burn the skin. Additionally, no pain is associated with LED light therapy. However, there may be some rare instances in which it may not be advisable to have treatment to an area, such as an active rash or if you use Accutane.

Frequently asked questions

LED Light Therapy is the application of light energy to the body for therapeutic benefits. It promotes a natural photobiochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. The energy delivered by the LEDs has been shown to enhance cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen — the foundation of healthy, smooth skin. Research has shown that LED light therapy may help smooth skin texture, improve skin firmness and resilience, increase lymphatic system activity, restore skin’s natural cellular activity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyperpigmentation. The treatment is for all skin types, and is non-ablative, non-invasive, painless, and requires absolutely no downtime. You can return to your normal activity immediately after the treatment.
• Mild to moderate acne vulgaris
• Superficial, benign vascular and pigment lesions
• Periorbital wrinkles and rhytides
• Sub-optimal local blood flow and circulation
• Minor muscle and joint aches
• Minor muscle and joint pain
• Pain and stiffness associated with arthritis
• Minor arthritis or muscle spasms
• Minor chronic neck and shoulder pain of a musculoskeletal origin
LED devices are considered extremely low risk when used as intended.
No. Light therapy is non-invasive and is painless when used as intended.
LED Light Therapy is based on light emitting diode (LED) technology developed for NASA-manned space flight experiments. In comparison to lasers, the LED technology generates negligible amounts of heat and is not considered a significant risk device.
Yes. Many makeup formulas contain minerals that may deflect light. Clean, freshly washed skin is recommended for best results.
And yes. You may resume all normal activities immediately following use.