What will you experience in your LED treatment?
Your extremely experienced and fully qualified Chi skin therapist will firstly conduct a thorough consultation and skin analysis. This will determine the most suitable LED programme and achieve the best results for your skin. The skin analysis will involve a diagnosis with a woods lamp, determining your skin’s hydration, oil flow, and levels of pigmentation. Then your skin will be scanned using the latest technology, with the detailed results submitted into our data base. This will allow us (and you!) the opportunity to record and observe the improvement in your skin. Your Chi therapist will then take you through the entire treatment process and personally design a treatment plan just for you. As you move into Chi’s designated treatment room, you will be impressed with the level of hygiene and safety protocols which are implemented and standard practice within all Chi Skin Rejuvenation Clinics.
This pleasant and relaxing treatment commences after gently cleansing the skin. As a solo treatment, your skin therapist will apply Chi’s Bio Enzyme Peel to lightly exfoliate and soften the skin. This gentle enzymic mask requires steam or a delightful hot towel compress to activate the paw-paw and pineapple enzymes. Once this is removed specialised serums will be applied to your skin to increase the results of your LED treatment. You are likely to feel a calming warmth on the skin as you enjoy the relaxing experience of the LED.
Alternately, LED is used as an extension to many other Chi paramedical treatments. You will simply lie back with the protective eyewear while the light canopy is placed above you. Then the light with run through the specific program suited to your skin and you can drift off. One LED colour may be actioned or a combination to combat multiple skin issues.
What is LED therapy?
LED (light-emitting diodes) therapy is a skin care treatment designed to plump up ageing skin by giving your body’s natural collagen production a boost. This process can improve acne by killing the bacteria that cause breakouts. The painless treatment, also called LED light therapy, was developed first by NASA. Treatments feel cool and relaxing, and there is no risk of burning the skin. IPL treatments, by contrast, deliver bright blasts of light at very high energy levels and can feel uncomfortable. Because LED treatments don’t generate any heat, they are never painful; there is no need to even cover your eyes during one of these gentle, soothing treatments.
Although LED therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment, many clients choose to combine it with other treatments as part of a highly effective facial. Typically clients receive six professional LED treatments one to two weeks apart and then follow these up with maintenance treatments every month or two. LED therapy can not only give your skin a firmer, more youthful look, but it may also help elevate your mood during gloomier winter months.
How does LED therapy work?
The way red light LED therapy works is by sending packets of light that produce energy into the deeper layers of the skin and stimulating the fibroblasts that produce collagen. Collagen is the naturally occurring substance that gives younger skin its plump look. Blue light LED therapy kills bacteria that live below the skin’s surface that can lead to acne. LED machines can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness after other, more aggressive laser treatments, and improve the appearance of stretch marks and sun damage. The results are not as dramatic as those seen with plastic surgery or other types of laser skin treatments, but it is more natural, gentle, and affordable, making it an ideal option for many.
Depending on the type of machine used, treatment can take between five and thirty minutes. Some machines have smaller heads that must be held on the skin for a few minutes before moving to the next spot. Treatments with these machines take longer than treatment with other machines, which have larger heads that cover more area in less time.
LED treatments are an excellent choice for individuals who wish to enhance collagen production or reduce acne or the appearance of acne scars. IPL treatments are the right choice for those who wish to treat spider veins, broken capillaries, brown spots, or facial redness. Both types of therapy work best when combined with a customised regular skin care routine. Your therapist can help you create a skin care routine that will work well for your unique skin type.
It’s important to note that home LED equipment and treatments will not deliver the same results because equipment designed for home use is not as powerful as equipment designed for use by trained professional technicians in office settings. Feel free to discuss any concerns or questions you have with your Chi therapist at your consultation.