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Shedding Light on LED

Jennifer Brodeur May 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
Shedding Light on LED

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It seems as if every day new, exciting technologies are created to help slow down the aging process. Traditionally, medical anti-aging and wrinkle treatments have been fairly aggressive. There is now a demand for nonsurgical procedures to treat different skin types and conditions. One of the most exciting fields today is light therapy. To be a little more precise, light-emitting diodes (LED).

Until several years ago, people still thought that LED or light therapy was only good for holistic purposes or household electronic appliances. Everywhere you turn, you can see LED busy at work: clock radios, Christmas lights, cell phones, traffic lights and more. It seems pretty doubtful to most that they can actually affect the skin in any way. Advances in LED and light therapy are moving at light-speed, and people are changing their minds rapidly.

LED is a noninvasive approach to working with light, and during the past 10 years, independent worldwide research from organizations such as NASA has shown that light applied in the correct wavelength stimulates intercellular communication, resulting in skin rejuvenation.

Usage of LED light

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