What Does LED Light Therapy Do?

Light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy is a popular form of skin treatment that’s used to help with a wide range of conditions. The procedure involves exposing your skin to waves of light with certain wavelengths, with different wavelengths penetrating the skin to different depths than the others. The light will then trigger the body’s immune system to start the healing process, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin.

And not only does LED light therapy help to improve your skin’s appearance, but it can also help to reduce pain and other discomfort. For example, some skin conditions can cause excessive inflammation which can be irritating and cause pain. Our therapy sessions will at least help to reduce the inflammation, helping to alleviate the patient’s discomfort. 

LED light therapy is most commonly used on the face, which is typically more exposed and more visible than other body parts. However, the treatment can also be used on any other area of skin, including the chest and neck. 

The treatment usually involves two wavelengths of life, which are as follows:

Red Light

Red light helps to penetrate into the skin cells responsible for making collagen. Collagen is a key ingredient of skin beauty because it helps keep the skin moist and elastic, leaving it in good health and looking fantastic. 

Signs of ageing in the skin are often down to the body creating less collagen than previously, causing the skin to become drier and lose its elasticity. As such, red light therapy is popular among people who want to have their skin looking as young and fresh as possible.

Blue Light

Some skin conditions are related to the sebaceous glands, which are small glands located on the skin that secrete oil. The oil helps to keep our skin supple and healthy, but the glands might produce too much or too little of the oil, potentially resulting in problems like acne. 

Blue LED light treatment is often used to help reduce how much oil the sebaceous glands are producing, making the skin less oily. As such, this treatment can be used to treat acne and other conditions related to oily skin.

Which Conditions can LED Therapy Treat

LED light therapy is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Healing wounds
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Removing wrinkles
  • Rosacea

The LED light therapy procedure has been used by the US military to help heal soldiers’ wounds. There is also plenty of evidence that LED light therapy is effective at cosmetic treatment, potentially helping to boost the patient’s quality of life. Many people will be feeling self-conscious about their appearance, but LED light therapy will help to alleviate those concerns in many cases. 

LED light therapy is popular not only for its effectiveness but also for its safety. The procedure is completely non-invasive and uses no chemicals or other ingredients that can potentially cause burns and other problems. Not only that, but the treatment is also suitable for regular, long-term use and is suitable for all skin types and colours. 

However, there is a potential that using LED light therapy while also using other medication can lead to problems. For example, it is probably best to keep clear of the treatment if you are taking medication that will make your skin more sensitive to light. If you’re unsure, it’s best to confer with a professional before going ahead with the treatment. 

How Well Does It Work?

Although there is plenty of evidence backing up the efficacy of LED light therapy, the results are not guaranteed, with outcomes varying from person to person. However, while there are no guarantees with the treatment, many are delighted with the results. 

Before you begin treatment, it’s best to ask a professional what you can expect to achieve and how likely you are to get the results you want. It is also best to ensure you go to a reputable practitioner for the best chances of success.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Treatment typically involves around 10 sessions, with each session lasting around 20 minutes, although the exact details can vary. As a non-invasive treatment, there is no pain involved and you can usually lie comfortably as the treatment is being administered.

Another benefit of LED light therapy is that you can perform the procedure yourself at home. However, while some home kits can be reasonably effective at treating skin conditions, it’s best to go to a professional for the best results.


LED light therapy has helped cure or reduce a wide range of skin conditions in countless people globally. The treatment is also safe and non-invasive, making it pain free. You can also make yourself comfortable before the treatment begins, with each session lasting only around 20 minutes or so.

Even if LED light therapy can’t cure a skin condition, it will at least help to reduce the visible symptoms in many cases. This can help to improve a person’s appearance to the point where they no longer feel self-conscious. In many cases, otherwise shy people can gain confidence which will help them enjoy fuller lives than they otherwise would.

If you have any questions regarding our LED light therapy treatment, then please feel free to get in touch. Our friendly and professional team will be looking forward to hearing from you and learning how we can help. We also offer a wide range of other beauty treatments.