Diode Light Therapy in Birmingham
For millennia, light has been used to treat various health conditions. In ancient times, cultures discovered that sunlight could improve a patient’s condition. Since the 1900s, scientists have experimented with the use of light as a treatment in a more controlled way. As technology advanced, scientists were able to harness the benefits of sunlight into controllable devices that can be customized to treat specific conditions. The research sparked the use of low-level laser therapy and later encouraged the use of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, for therapeutic purposes. Now, the therapy is used worldwide to treat thousands of patients every day for various medical conditions.
Diode light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is often used in dermatological practices as an effective way to treat a number of skin ailments. LEDs have been used since the 1960s but weren’t used for medical practice until far more recently. Light emitting diodes create incoherent narrow spectrum light, which is converted from electrical current. The light is emitted at different wavelengths, creating its color and determining the level of dermal penetration.
Blue light therapy is shorter wavelength and is typically used to treat surface skin conditions. Blue light penetrates the skin’s sweat pores and glands and may destroy bacteria. The process may clean deep within the skin which can help it to recover from acne. This therapy may allow a patient to overcome the acne infection and can prevent future outbreaks.
Red light therapy, on the other hand, is typically used for repairing skin damage since red light is on a much longer wavelength. This therapy may stimulate the skin and may increase collagen production, which can improve elasticity and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Red light therapy may minimize the size of pores and fine lines without even physically contacting the skin. Because of its rapid cell regeneration effects, red light therapy is often used for sports injuries and sun damage all over the body.
Most often, red light therapy and blue light therapy are used in combination through RejuvaLight Diode Light therapy. Often Dr. Sagoo will recommend RejuavaLight therapy to be utilized with other dermatological procedures such as microdermabrasion or chemical skin peels, which may further improve the effects and help to repair skin after the procedures. Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic’s diode light therapy in Birmingham may improve the tone and condition of skin, reducing itchy dry patches and melanin production, while increasing circulation and moisture.
The best part of diode light therapy is that it is completely non-invasive and painless. Therapy treatments last 30 minutes twice a week over a minimum course of six to eight treatments, depending on the skin’s condition. There are no side effects and most patients feel the therapy is very relaxing. You may even notice an improvement in overall tone after the first visit, but acne and wrinkles will usually take longer to see results.
As natural and environmental elements contribute to the condition of our skin, diode light therapy can counteract the effects. LED therapy emits no UV radiation, which may provide the benefits of sunlight without the harmful side effects. If you have any questions, Dr. Sagoo will be happy to answer any questions you may have.