LED Red Light Therapy

20 minutes  I  £40 per session

LED Red Light Therapy is a very simple yet effective treatment that helps to boost collagen in the skin and reduce inflammation. People using LED Red Light Therapy report an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, pigmentation and redness. People also report a reduction in skin blemishes in acne-prone skin. Other benefits include faster wound healing making it a good treatment to combine with Dermal Fillers.

 

Each treatment is painless and lasts for around 20 minutes. It simply involves lying under a medical device with a specialist lamp made up of hundreds of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) which emit a very bright red light. It's a very safe treatment as it is not a laser and it is not ultraviolet light, so it has no long term harmful effects. Studies show that repeated weekly courses of intense red light helps to stimulate collagen production resulting in fresher, brighter looking skin.

 

When LED Red Light Therapy is combined with a photosensitizing cream it is called PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) and is used to treat sun damaged skin including pre-cancers (Actinic Keratosis) and some thin skin cancers (Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma). As PDT only targets and destroys damaged and abnormal skin cells, it leaves behind healthy tissue which quickly regenerates, giving an excellent cosmetic result.

 

Dr Anne Ward is a co-author for the British Association of Dermatologist's U.K. National Guidelines for PhotoDynamic Therapy 2019.

What to expect - LED Red Light Therapy

procedure time

20 minutes per session - it can be combined with other cosmetic procedures (Dermaroller, Dermal Fillers, Dermaplaning, Botox) to boost results  

how long before the effects are seen

Improvements are seen after 6 weeks 

duration of the results

LED Red Light Therapy benefits last for 3 - 4 months, depending on the person's skin & lifestyle

after care advice

Avoid applying make-up for 48 hours, and restrict sun-exposure for several weeks

possible side effects

There is no down-time after LED Red Light Therapy

number of treatments

LED Red Light Therapy gives best results with once weekly treatments for 6 weeks

anaesthetic required

LED Red Light Therapy is very bright but is painless 

costs

LED Red Light Therapy is £40 per treatment

exclusions

Photosensitive skin disorders

Lichfield Face Clinic

Dr Anne Ward

Consultant Dermatologist

Borrowcop Lane

Lichfield WS14 9DG