You might probably expect most aesthetic treatments to involve injections, rollers, suction cups and more, but what if one of the most versatile aesthetic treatments out there involved just light?

Can you just sit in front of a lamp at home? Not quite, but researchers have shown that different specific wavelengths of light, if shone at the face for a period of time, can provide tailored treatments to a patient’s skin concerns.

Low-level light therapy (LLLT) with LEDs, also known as LED light therapy, is the therapeutic use of incident light to photo modulate cellular function to improve and speed up wound healing, treat acne prone skin, rejuvenate skin, stimulate hair growth, improve local circulation, and relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Cells absorb light energy without incidence of damage from heat or physical trauma. Cell repair and function can also be enhanced, as well as stimulating proliferation. LED light therapy can be used as a standalone therapy or as an enhancement of recovery with nearly any medical procedure.

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“LLLT is a useful adjunct to almost any aesthetic treatment. It is so important now that I couldn’t imagine practicing aesthetic medicine without it.”

Blue Light (415 NM)

Research shows that blue LED light therapy reduces activity in glands under the surface of the skin which produce oil. Excessive oil on the skin can lead to acne, blackheads and other skin blemishes, so reducing activity in these glands can lead to clearer and smoother skin.

The blue light also targets acne bacteria that cause acne lesions. It targets a compound called porphyrins, a photosensitizer which is found endogenously in active Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the causative bacterium of inflammatory acne, The more severe the acne, the more porphyrins are found in P. acnes. When activated, porphyrins induce singlet oxygen production within the P. acnes, a powerful free radical, which sends the affected P. acnes into programmed cell death, or apoptosis. By removing the bacteria, this treatment reduces spots and blemishes. The natural healing process is enhanced and the appearance of the skin is improved.

Red Light (663 NM)

Red light stimulates certain types of skin cells called fibroblasts. These help make collagen, which are important for skin elasticity and wound recovery. Some studies have found that red LED light therapy tightens skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and makes skin smoother and softer. ‌

Red light also reduces skin inflammation, and is usually used in conjunction with blue light therapy, which can cause very subtle inflammation.

Yellow Light (830 NM)

Yellow light can also be used for acne and skin rejuvenation, and the orange light has many other healing functions and can be used to treat; post-operative wounds, accelerate healing following cosmetic procedures. Ideal for wound healing, pain relief, muscle and joints, arthritis, muscle spasm, temporary increase of blood circulation, hair regrowth, acne treatment, skin rejuvenation.

What is the best professional LED light therapy machine?

The LED light therapy market is saturated with cheap home use devices, such as masks and LED panels which claim to hold the secret to clear and youthful skin. It is fairly easy to attach LEDs to a plastic mask or panel, making it an easy technology to produce ineffective imitations of. The LED research cited by these companies is from studies which used professional grade machines, and so is not relevant to their devices. These home use devices are very unlikely to provide any noticeable results, and if you are looking for the treatment yourself, you would be much better off visiting an aesthetic clinic with a professional machine. You can find such clinics on our aesthetic clinic map.

If you are looking for the best professional LED light therapy machine to feature in your clinic, you should look no further than the Healite II by Lutronic.

Healite II is the most technologically advanced medical LED system on the market, developed by Dr Glen Calderhead, known as “the guru of LED”, who was instrumental in the research and popularisation of LED light therapy as far back as 1976.

“LLLT is a useful adjunct to almost any aesthetic treatment. It is so important now that I couldn’t imagine practicing aesthetic medicine without it.”

– Won-Serk Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatologist, Seoul

The Healite II features a total of 1800 durable and high-quality LEDs, which are attached to a large articulating arm which can direct the light from the LEDs over any part of the body, unlike competing machines which use tunnels or masks designed to only treat the face. These LED plates can be flattened to treat large areas of the body at once, or curved to focus the light intensity on one area.

The device uses OLAT (Optical Lens Array Technology) collimation optics which use the energy of it’s 1800 LEDs more effectively to achieve higher photon intensities than other professional devices.

Although most professional LED systems provide 415, 663 and 830NM light treatments the Healite II is also the only device to combine 830NM treatments with photosequencing technology.

Pre-emptive micro-low level light therapy at 590NM is shown for 60 seconds before 830NM light in order to pre-condition the epidermis and enhance dermal tissue interaction. This makes Healite II the most effective device for treating wound healing, skin rejuvenation, pain relief, acne, hair regrowth and more.

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Healite II

  • Articulating arm and adjustable panels allowing easy treatment of any body area

  • 1800 high-quality LEDs
  • (OLAT) Optical Lens Array Technology
  • 560NM photosequencing

  • User friendly touch-screen

Leading competitor devices

  • Masks and half-tunnels which only cover specific parts of the body able to be slotted through

  • Usually fewer and lower-quality LEDs

  • No OLAT technology

  • No photosequencing

  • Usually just buttons for different wavelengths.

Interested in finding out more? See our Healite II product page for more information and how to enquire for pricing.