Acne is a frustrating skin condition. It can resist your best efforts to treat it at home. Fortunately, there are plenty of in-office services that can clear existing acne, prevent new breakouts, and reduce your risk of developing scars or dark spots. LED light therapy is one of those services.
What is LED Light Therapy?
Light emitting diode (LED) therapy works by exposing the skin to different wavelengths of visible light. These wavelengths help improve various skin conditions and provide overall rejuvenation. The gentle treatment doesn’t damage the skin, cause pain or discomfort, or require downtime.
Blue light therapy is useful for destroying acne-causing bacteria beneath the surface of the skin. It is also thought to target sebaceous glands that cause oily skin and make them less active. This combination can treat and prevent breakouts while improving the look of congested skin.
On the other hand, red light therapy treats the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis. It stimulates collagen production and is believed to promote an anti-inflammatory response.
Some people will benefit from just one wavelength. However, blue lights are often used in conjunction with red lights to address acne, decrease scarring, and reduce inflammation.
HydraFacial® LED Enhancements
You probably know about the popular HydraFacial® treatment. It uses a unique three-step approach to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. But what you may not know is that HydraFacial makes LED enhancements. You can have blue and red light therapy during your treatment!
Most people are good candidates for a HydraFacial paired with LED light therapy. Both services are considered safe and have few risks. However, LED light therapy may not be appropriate if you are using Accutane. It makes your skin sensitive to light and can cause scarring.
Book a Professional Acne Treatment in Bellevue
Dr. Fredric Stern offers a wide range of effective acne solutions. Schedule a consultation at 425-455-9100 to learn how LED light therapy and other treatments can give you clearer skin. The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery serves Bellevue and the surrounding areas of Washington.