WHAT IS LED PHOTOTHERAPY?
LED phototherapy is the application of certain
wavelengths of LED light to effectively treat certain
skin conditions such as acne and rosacea and to
promote overall skin rejuvenation. Each
wavelength will penetrate a different depth
and cause a different effect within the skin.
It is an affordable, relaxing treatment.
There is no downtime, no tissue damage
and no side effects.
LED phototherapy should be differentiated from photodynamic therapy. Although both use LED light on the skin, photodynamic therapy requires pre-treatment of the skin with aminolevulenic acid (ALA) and this significantly changes the light reaction in the skin, and its uses. Photodynamic therapy has significant recovery periods, unlike LED phototherapy which requires no downtime.
What is LED phototherapy used for?
At RENU U, we utilise three LED wavelengths. Each wavelength has a particular property and depth of penetration.
Blue LED (415nm)-
Treats one of the causes of acne, the bacteria propionibacterium acnes. It targets the metabolic product of this bacteria, porphyrins, and produces an oxygen free radical from these porphyrins that destroys the bacteria.
Red LED (620nm)-
Has been proven to increase collagen production by stimulating fibroblast activity, new cellular growth and cell regeneration, for reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone, and elasticity. A mild inflammation of the target cells and sets up an immune response that helps to regenerate these cells.
Yellow light (590nm)-
Has both calming and rejuvenating properties, often used for treating facial redness. Often used post laser and micro-needling in combination with red light.
Red and yellow: combined is an excellent therapy for rosacea helping to calm the inflammation and redness.
We also use the red and yellow LED light post-microneedling to help to speed recovery and to help stimulate the process of collagenesis.
How many treatments are required?
We recommend 2-3 times per week, for 10 weeks. For the treatment of acne, clinical trials have shown that a treatment twice a week for 8 weeks, followed by once a week for 4 weeks helps to reduce bacteria counts and inflammation associated with acne, and therefore reduce the number of active acne lesions.
When red LED light is used for facial rejuvenation, treatments can be done from 1 to 4 weeks apart, and the more treatments that are performed, the better the result. This can be incorporated into one’s skin maintenance regime.
Before your LED phototherapy treatment, your face will be cleansed, then you'll receive 20 minutes of regenerative pure bliss whilst you listen to some calming relaxation music , followed by post sunscreen application.
Price -$45 per session.