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LED Light Therapy

Typical signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines can affect anyone. However, these skin deformities can be detrimental to the well-being of some people and begin to impact their confidence and self-esteem. Individuals displeased by their ageing skin can harness the healing power of light using our in-house LED light therapy.

LED Light Therapy

Through the use of the groundbreaking DemaLux LED laser, our cosmetic specialists here at the Royal Wharf Clinic can tackle even the finest creases in the skin using utmost precision to produce long-lasting, natural skin rejuvenation.

Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy utilises the power of light to treat the skin. LED light therapy was originally developed by NASA for plant growth experiments, whereas now it is used for its promise in treating wounds and regenerating skin.

LED light therapy works depending on the varying light frequencies used, including red and blue light frequencies. Red light therapy (infrared) is used primarily to treat the outer layer of the skin. When pulsed at the treatment site, the red light is absorbed by the skin to stimulate collagen proteins – essential skin components responsible for the regeneration of newer, healthier skin cells. As more collagen gets produced, the skin undergoes a healing process to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and produce a healthier, natural glow.

Blue light therapy tackles the oil glands found underneath the hair follicles. These glands are crucial to lubricating the skin and hair, but they can become overactive, which results in oily skin and acne. Blue LED light can target these glands and reduce their activity so that, in turn, you experience fewer acne breakouts and reduced severity of acne scarring. If you are affected by signs of ageing or are troubled by acne, then give the Royal Wharf Clinic a call at your soonest convenience to arrange an initial consultation and discuss your treatment options.

AT A GLANCE

BENEFITS

Induces faster skin healing
Can target active acne
Quick and easy treatments
Reduce bacteria growth
Tackles the signs of ageing

NEED TO KNOW

LED light therapy is an FDA-approved treatment used to treat various skin concerns through a quick, painless procedure. When used as directed, LED light therapy is effective at producing its intended effects. There are, however, a few points you should familiarise yourself with before opting to undergo this treatment, including: There is no risk of UV exposure - LED light therapy harnesses the healing wavelengths of light that do not contain UV rays. However, it is important to follow the instructions given to you by your cosmetic care provider carefully to avoid any potential skin reactions. Results aren’t instant - LED light therapy is safe for repeated use thanks to the lack of UV rays emitted by our Dermalux device. Repeated sessions may be required to achieve desired results and maintain your aesthetic appearance. Anywhere between 8-10 sessions are recommended depending on the complexity of your skin condition. It doesn’t hurt - unlike laser treatments, LED light therapy emits light in smaller bands of wavelengths at lower power, meaning that they only target the outer layers of the skin whilst causing little to no pain or discomfort. You will be provided with eye goggles to wear during the procedure to protect your eyes from the light.
LED light therapy might not be the best treatment option for you. Instead, your skin condition may warrant the need for one of our other services. As such, we ask all people interested in our London LED light therapy to undergo a compulsory initial consultation with one of our cosmetic consultants prior to booking their appointment.

This consultation gives us the opportunity to understand your skin and allows us to determine the best treatment option for you. At the same time, you can use this opportunity to voice any queries or concerns you may have regarding LED light therapy, which we’ll do our best to answer. We can give you an estimation concerning the number of treatment sessions you may need, and provide you with an approximate final cost for your treatment.

If you’re satisfied and happy to proceed, we’ll ask for you to register your details using our HIPAA and GDPR-approved registration system. You’ll be asked to fill out your contact details and list all medical conditions you may have, and any medications you take. Once complete, you’ll sign a consent form applicable to the treatment of choice, and our reception staff will get you booked for your first appointment at a date and time suited to you.
LED light therapy is a generally well-tolerated procedure that has been deemed safe by the American Academy of Dermatology. Since the LED lights being used do not consist of UV rays, the procedure is considered a ‘safer’ form of light therapy that should not cause long-term skin damage. However, like most cosmetic procedures, LED light therapy does have some risks, such as:

Treatment site reactions – depending on your skin type and sensitivity, you may experience some redness following treatment. However, this is rare and should subside relatively quickly.

Despite LED light therapy having a relatively safe risk profile, some individuals may be ineligible for treatment. Those who may not be suitable candidates for LED light therapy include:

People who take medications that increase the skin’s sensitivity to light – certain medicines such as Roaccutane or Doxycycline can increase the skin’s sensitivity to light which may result in scarring following treatment.

Active skin rash – if you currently have a flare-up of psoriasis, eczema, or another skin condition on the treatment sight, then LED light therapy may not be applicable. A discussion with your cosmetic care provider is necessary prior to the procedure to determine your eligibility.

Pregnancy – women who are pregnant should consult with their primary care provider before booking an LED light therapy session.

Epilepsy – the light emitted by our LED light therapy technology may provoke epileptic seizures, so individuals with epilepsy may not be considered for treatment.

RECOVERY

Due to its non-invasive nature, no downtime is necessary following an LED light therapy procedure. Most people can return to their daily activities once their session is over. We advise everyone to wear appropriate sun protection after treatment and to try and avoid direct exposure to the sun for at least 48 hours. Results are not instantaneous. Instead, the results are based on the skin’s ability to naturally heal itself over a number of weeks. Up to 10 or more Led light therapy sessions may be required before your final effect is seen.

FAQ

If you have any more questions regarding scar and stretch mark laser treatment in London, then take a look at the following frequently asked questions.
LED light therapy can be carried out on all skin types.
Yes, LED light therapy can be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as Botox or Profhilo to produce optimal results.
The number of sessions required to produce the best results varies from person to person. Depending on your skin condition and desired aesthetic goal, you may need 8-10 sessions. Further maintenance sessions can be organised if you wish to maintain your appearance.
Following the right aftercare after your treatment is important to facilitating a quicker healing time. As well as avoiding sun exposure, we advise people to only apply gentle and assistive skin care. Perfumed products may irritate your skin at first, so it is best to wait at least 48 hours after your treatment before using makeup and other fragrant products.
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Monday9.00am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday9.00am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday9.00am - 8:00 pm
Thursday9.00am - 9:00 pm
Friday9.00am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10.00am - 6.00 pm
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00 pm
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