LED Light Therapy for Acne - HEALITE
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a specialised lamp that emits high energy light beams with a range of wavelengths that are selected to produce specific desirable therapeutic effects.
When the light energy is absorbed into the skin tissue it converts to other forms of energy. These will trigger off the desired therapeutic effects depending on the specific wavelengths selected.
The basic problem in acne is excessive hormonally driven oil secretion leading to clogging of pores caused by the formation of plugs of oil with dead skin cells, dirt and makeup, resulting in the formation of obstructed lesions called comedones (whiteheads and blackheads). Comedones may become infected by acne bacteria sitting on the skin surface and develop into pustules, nodules and cysts, depending on the severity of the acne.
As mentioned above, different LED light wavelengths will produce a range of therapeutic effects. When using the Healite ™ LED to treat acne in our clinics we use the 830nm and 415nm wavelengths.
The 830nm (nanometer) wavelength (red light) has exceptional wound healing and regeneration capabilities and improves the blood flow, resulting in better and faster healing of the acne, and reduction of scarring. It soothes the skin tissue and has a general regenerative action.
The 415nm wavelength (blue light) has specific bactericidal (antibacterial) actions, perfect for clearing the infection by the acne bacteria.
These two properties, then, help address the basic problem in acne.
We recommend a course of twice-weekly treatments (a blue, then a red) for 5 weeks.
Contact the team at GMC to talk about how we can help with this treatment or recommendations for your unique goals.
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