LED Treatments - Effective? How Do They Work?

Light Emitting Diodes (Led) in Dermatology - Your Opinion About It. How It Works?

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LED Treatments Really Do Work

LED Photo rejuvenation is an FDA-approved treatment that uses Light Emitting Diodes to stimulate your skin. Through a process similar to photosynthesis in plants, the LED light interacts with cells causing them to produce more collagen and elastin, while decreasing enzymes that break down skin. By producing collagen, wrinkles are reduced and the skin retains a more youthful, radiant appearance. My office uses a GentleWaves machine that delivers light in a pulsing sequence that is administered in minutes. We have had great success with it in our office.

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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LED treatments

The technology for LED Light Therapy (or Light Emitting Diode Therapy) was originally created by NASA years ago as a way of growing plants in space. Today, LED Light Therapy is a light treatment that can be used to stimulate collagen production (reducing fine lines and wrinkles) and kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin, improving skin clarity—with no pain and no downtime.
LED Light Therapy works by triggering the body to convert light energy into cell energy—without heat.
Red light therapy: Activates collagen production to improve the visible signs of aging, to restore glowing, healthy-looking skin. It can also be used to reduce age spots, sun damage, and overall redness, flushing, and dilated capillaries. Red light therapy can also reduce the appearance of bruising and reduce healing time. Results are often immediate.
Blue light therapy: Kills acne-causing bacteria, without harming skin, to improve skin clarity and reduce future breakouts. Results are often seen after just one treatment.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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