Ever been curious if light therapy is right for you? Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is a safe and effective treatment that uses different wavelengths of light to stimulate biochemical reactions in the skin to counteract sun damage, acne, and cosmetic skin issues. At North Metro Dermatology, we offer LED phototherapy from Omnilux, the most tested and trusted brand on the market. Omniluxhas been the gold standard in LED for medical and aesthetic applications, with more FDA-approved indications than any other brand and more than 40 peer-reviewed published studies validating its clinical claims and treatment protocols. Here are 5 benefits of LED treatment:

1. Skin Cancer Prevention

Blue wavelength (415 nm) LED treatments are often referred to simply as blue light therapy. This specific type of LED treatment is an effective field therapy for actinic keratoses, precancerous skin lesions that arise as a result of sun damage. Actinic keratoses arise on areas of previous sun damage like the face, chest, scalp, legs, hands, and arms. Blue light therapy is only effective when used with a clinician-applied photosensitizing agent to selectively cause inflammation in areas where there are sun-damaged cells.  Blue light therapy typically consists of two treatments done a month apart.

2. Acne Reduction

Alternating blue and red wavelength LED treatments reduces bacteria and inflammation, addressing two of the major components that contribute to all types of acne, including cystic acne. Studies with Omniluxhave shown up to 81% clearance of inflammatory acne lesions.

3. Skin Rejuvenation

Alternating red and infrared wavelength LED treatments stimulate the dermis, the deep thicker layer of the skin, to provide rejuvenating benefits including improvement in discoloration, pores, texture, wrinkles, and fine lines. Some patients also report anti-aging benefits of skin appearing brighter and feeling more plump and hydrated!

4. Promoting Healing

When used in combination with other treatments, LED can significantly enhance the overall results of procedures by conditioning the skin, accelerating healing, reducing downtime, and minimizing any trauma or side effects like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, bruising, and swelling. Omnilux can be used before and/or after treatments like Ultherapy®, SkinPen®, Hydra Facial®, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and injectables. 

5. Non-Invasive and Pain-Free

Talk about a sweet deal! LED is a non-invasive, effective treatment for multiple conditions. LED therapy is painless, so no prior medication or topical anesthetic is needed. LED is a great option for patients with sensitive skin, as this form of therapy causes essentially no skin irritation. For actinic keratoses treatment with blue light therapy, 2 treatments (30 minutes each) are performed a month apart. For LED treatments to manage acne or cosmetic concerns, a series of 8 treatments (20 minutes each) performed twice weekly for 4 consecutive weeks or once weekly for 8 consecutive weeks is recommended for best results. 

LED is a safe, effective, and painless non-invasive option for improving the skin’s health and appearance. Schedule a cosmetic consultation or dermatology appointment to learn more about Omnilux™ and discuss if it’s right for you!

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