LED Light Mask F.A.Q's
Please find below information relating to the most frequently asked questions around LED Light Mask treatments. We understand the importance of transparency and ensuring that you, our valued clients, are fully informed and able to make the best decision you can. If you would like further information that can not be found below please feel free to contact us.
WHAT IS LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY (LLT/LED Light Mask)?
LED Light Therapy is delivered using an LED Light Mask. It works by activating the skin’s photoreceptors, allowing the skin cells to absorb its energy. LED works in the deep layers of the skin (deeper than any skin care) to inhibit bacteria formation, stimulate collagen production, combat hyper pigmentation/age spots and reduce inflammation. It also visibly decreases blemishes, coarse skin, a dull complexion, enlarged pores, fine lines, perinocular wrinkles, rosacea and skin laxity. It is a heat free, non-invasive treatment, with absolutely no downtime.
WHAT IS GALVANIC THERAPY?
Galvanic therapy is also delivered via the LED light mask, and as it works on the facial muscles, can be added to any LED light treatment. There are many benefits to galvanic therapy including tighter skin pores, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and an overall deeper skin cleanse. Blood circulation is increased, which in turn nourishes the cells of the skin. Most importantly it increases your skins capacity to absorb nutrients, meaning the LED light mask is more effective, and any products applied to the skin immediately afterwards will be better absorbed, maximising their effectiveness.
HOW DOES LED LIGHT THERAPY WORK?
LED Light Therapy has been thoroughly tested, evaluated and validated by hundreds of medical labs, universities and even NASA. LED Light Therapy uses the healing power of light; by exposing light to the skin’s surface, this activates the skin’s photoreceptors and lets skin cells absorb its energy. It accelerates cell biochemical circulation and stimulates the production of collagen among other processes. The treatment works at cellular level, targeting a variety of skin issues.
HOW DOES GALVANIC THERAPY WORK?
Galvanic therapy works to improve blood flow and aid in lymphatic drainage, helping the skin cleanse itself naturally. In addition, for those who suffer with skin impurities, the ions used in this treatment neutralise them, leaving the skin with a clearer complexion. The galvanic skin technology is based on positive and negative charges. The positive and negative work together to constrict and expand facial muscles that will in turn tighten and tone the facial contours.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
There are no side effects to either treatment. They are both completely safe treatments that have been around for a long time, and the LED Light Mask is even used in medical procedures due to its fantastic results. This being said, a full consultation will need to be carried out prior to the treatment, and clients will need to see their GP before any treatment can be carried out if you have a pacemaker fitted, are pregnant or suffer with epilepsy.
HOW LONG DO THE TREATMENTS TAKE?
A treatment generally takes between 20 and 30 minutes. You’ll need to remove your makeup before a treatment, and if galvanic therapy is being used gel will be applied to the face prior to treatment.
HOW MANY LED LIGHT MASK TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Generally we would recommend a course of 6 – 10 treatments, dependent on what results you are looking for. We would initially recommend these once a week, after which we will carry out a follow up consultation and decide the best treatment plan going forward.
HOW SOON ARE RESULTS VISIBLE?
You will notice a visible improvement to your skin after just one treatment, however, a course of treatments will always show more dramatic results. Of course, the condition’s severity and your own, personal skin type will determine just how long results take.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Studies show that LED has long lasting permanent results; successfully treating acne, inflammation and skin irregularities from within. Maintenance treatments and a good, home skin care routine are necessary if you want your results to last.
IS LED LIGHT THERAPY FOR EVERYONE?
Almost everyone can benefit from LED Light Therapy. However, those who have a slow metabolism or sluggish cellular activity will have the greatest results.
DOES THIS TREATMENT COMPLEMENT OTHER SKIN THERAPIES?
The LED Light Mask is an excellent add on treatment to both Microneedling and Dermplaning as well as a number of other treatments. Light Therapy strengthens and rejuvenates skin tissue from the inside out, meaning opting for this treatment straight after a more invasive skin treatment will promote faster healing and improved appearance straight away.
CAN I IMMEDIATELY REAPPLY MY MAKEUP?
Yes, there’s no downtime. However, if you’re combining other treatments, this may not apply.
CAN I GO INTO THE SUN IMMEDIATELY AFTER LIGHT THERAPY?
You can go into the sun immediately, however always ensure a suitable SPF is applied.
CAN I ALSO HAVE RETIN-a OR ACCUTANE TREATMENTS AT THE SAME TIME?
These products must not be used directly before an LED Light Therapy treatment, however these products can be used to compliment the treatment afterwards.