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LED Light Therapy: What Is It, And Can It Help?

Updated: May 6, 2023

LED light therapy is gaining traction globally in the skincare world, and you've most likely seen it on social media or even social media articles and news outlets. But what is LED light therapy? Read on as we delve into this fascinating treatment!

LED (Light Emitting Diode) Therapy

  • LED light therapy (aka phototherapy) applies light energy to the skin to help with the appearance of various concerns (like redness and irritation).

  • This therapy is used in a variety of applications in many fields, especially for the belief of its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • One of the best things about LED therapy? It's pain free, and there is no down time!

  • LED light treatments do not utilize UV light, so there is no risk of UV/sun aging! This also means that, unlike tanning or sun bathing, LED treatments are suitable for regular use.

  • LED light therapy is suitable for all skin tones and ethnicities.

  • LED therapy is a popular treatment in Korea, and is now appearing on esthetician and spa menus more frequently across the USA.

Did You Know?

  • LED lights were developed by NASA for plant growth in outer space!

  • Since then, it has been discovered that LED lights show the appearance of aiding repair.

  • Different wavelengths of LED lights penetrate skin at different depths for different effects (the wavelengths we use in the spa do not penetrate the epidermis!).

What Have Studies Shown That The Different Colors Do?

Blue Light

  • Acne bacteria fighting

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Aids healing

  • Reduces oil gland activity (reduces oil production)

  • Soothing

Red Light

  • May help improve scarring

  • Encourages collagen production

  • The 'anti-aging light'

  • Reduces skin inflammation

  • Pain relief

  • Increased circulation and revitalizes skin cells

Green Light

  • Calming/soothing

  • Helps regulate melanin production

  • Excellent for sensitive skin and eczema

  • Relaxing

Yellow Light

  • Helps facial blushing and redness

  • Especially effective for rosacea and spider veins

  • Fights hyperpigmentation

  • Helps heal sun damage

Experience A True LED Treatment

At Nomad Girl Beauty, we use the original Omega Light by the Korean skincare company O'Melon! By utilizing a professional grade device, you ensure that you are receiving an appropriate LED treatment. Many of the LED devices on the open market that are available to the general consumer do not have adequate light levels and are unfortunately ineffective (or they may be too strong and penetrate the epidermis!). By scheduling a spa service, rest assured that you are receiving a true LED service!


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