The human body uses light rays for various purposes (such as metabolising vitamin D for example). The effects of light therapy depend on the wavelength of light used – which also determines the colour of the light. Red light reduces inflammation and promotes circulation, Blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria, and Infra-red accelerates skin recovery.
Klinik Dr Inder use this device for standalone treatments, and also in conjunction with other treatments such as nano-fractional and PRP, to speed up healing times and further enhance results.
It’s important to remember that results are achieved with multiple consistent treatment. Klinik Dr Inder has one of the most powerful LED device, even still our prices are amongst the lowest anywhere in Malaysia. Packages of 5 or 10 sessions are an even more most cost effective way to receive these treatments.
LED therapy, specifically IR (infra-red), uses light to penetrate the skin and increase the metabolism of the mitochondria (the batteries within your cells). This increased energy boosts your cells metabolism which in turn stimulates healing processes in your muscle, bone, skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Specific wavelengths of blue light target the strain of bacteria that is responsible for causing acne for many people (not effective for cystic acne, blackheads or whiteheads/milia). The light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill P.acnes bacteria without damaging healthy skin. As opposed to topical treatments, LED does not have negative side-effects (such as dryness or peeling), it is also pain free, and has no downtime.
Infrared therapy uses relatively long wavelengths which can penetrate the skin fairly deeply (1 – 1.5 inches), and stimulates the activity of fibroblasts, which are responsible for making the proteins collagen and elastin (which are responsible for supporting the skin and giving it elasticity). Replenishing these proteins helps smooth out wrinkles.
It’s important to remember results are achieved with consistent, multiple treatments, and should be viewed as a compliment to a good skin-care routine, including daily use of good quality sunscreen.