Treatment Colours and Timings
As light therapy does not give instant results it does require a leap of faith. The client needs to commit to a minimum of 5 treatments however, they will benefit much more from a full course of 10 treatments. Treatments can be taken daily if desired , with the optimal being two sessions per week. I would never recommend leaving more than a week between treatments.
To maintain the skin condition following a course of treatments, monthly maintenance sessions are recommended.
Although there are no time limitations for photon light therapy it is recommended a client has a minimum of 20-30 minutes light exposure per session. A solid block of colour for a fixed period of time has been shown to be more effective than alternating colours.
The most common LED lights are red, blue and green.
Red Led Light (620mn +/- 10nm)
Red light has been called a “Biologically Active Light.” It is primarily used as an anti-inflammatory, for stimulating cell activity and for increasing production of collagen and elastin This is what makes red LED such a popular treatment in the battle against ageing as it provides a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Red light has also been found to be very healing and can be used to ease muscular pain and help speed up recovery following illness or injury. It has also been found to help promote hair growth – more on this later!
Blue Led Light (415-470nm +/- 10nm)
Blue light (B) is antibacterial agent which can kill the P acne bacteria beneath your skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. It targets poryphins, the metabolic product of propionibacterium bacteria, by reducing proteins from them that kills the bacteria without damaging your skin tissue by production of an oxygen free radical. In a very short period of time the signs of acne are significantly reduced and inflammation is reduced. It decreases skin oiliness by lowering excess sebum production to achieve acne inflammation reduction and repair your skin without leaving scars and spots. Blue LED light offers a viable alternative to medication in the fight against acne.
Green Led Light (520nm)
Green light primarily increases melanin and reduces redness. It also has the functions of neutralization, balance and calming. It can reduce skin oil secretion, freckles, sun damage, and age spots. It lightens and reduces existing pigmentation and helps to improve skin complexion. In addition to this Green light has proven very effective at tackling redness of the skin – including rosacea.
White Laser light (510nm)
White light speeds up metabolism of the active tissues and increases absorption. White light is also claimed to strengthen the protein fibre tissues, shrink enlarged pores and promote the synthesis of protein and collagen.
Yellow Led Light (590nm)
The wavelength of yellow light has been specially processed and assists the lymphatic system in detoxifying the body. It can improve the exchange of oxygen in the cells and replenish energy to skin cells. It is beneficial in decomposing pigment, promotes lymphatic detox, improves skin roughness and wrinkles. Yellow light also offers a viable treatment for skin redness, fever, ringworm, and can enhance immunity.
Cyan Led Light (640nm)
Cyan light is a combination of blue and green lights (known as a dual –band light) which can gradually enhance cell energy. Helping to promote skin cells’ metabolism and adjust the gland function of skin, helping to improve oily skin and acne. It also promotes the synthesis of protein and collagen in the skin. Cyan light is primarily used as a skin illuminator.
Purple Led Light (640nm)
The purple light is a combination of red and blue light (another dual-band light) which combines two phototherapy effects: strengthening of the protein fibre tissues and the minimisation of pores. Purple light has shown particularly good results in the treatment of acne and for the removal of acne marks and also helps to reduce edema (inflammation or swelling).
Suggested Treatment Timings
Acne – 20 minutes of BLUE light followed by 10 minutes of GREEN light if the skin is very red and angry or 10 minutes of YELLOW light if the skin is very congested.
Acne Rosacea or Sun Damage – 30 minutes of GREEN light
Hair Restoration – 30 minutes of RED light
Sebaceous Cysts – 30 minutes of YELLOW light
Skin Rejuvenation (general anti-ageing) – 30 minutes of RED light