Common Q/A About LED Light Therapy (Phototherapy)
What is LED Light Therapy?
Photo rejuvenation or LED Light Therapy is the use of various colors of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that create an anti-aging effect on the skin. Exact wavelengths of light emitted from LED's stimulate and energize cellular activity, which in turn creates collagen and elastin for Anti-Aging benefits. LED Light Therapy has become recognized as one of the safest, quickest, and most affordable ways to achieve younger-looking skin. It's referred to by several different names including: Photo-Rejuvenation, Anti-aging LED Light Therapy, LED Light Therapy or Red/Yellow Light Therapy.
Is LED Light Therapy a laser?
The LED Light Therapy is not a laser treatment which is why it is safe for home use or professional use. Lasers utilize a highly focused and coherent beam of a specific light frequency, and can generate enormous heat and energy at the focal point. Light from LEDs is not focused, is non-coherent, and generates no heat. LED Light Therapy is non-invasive, with no down time, requires no surgery, no harsh chemicals, no lasers, no numbing cream, or recovery time.
LED Light therapy works, it's affordable and you can use your spa-quality unit in the privacy of your own your skin care facility. And it takes just a few minutes a day to use. LED Light Therapy is safe for all skin types and ages. It is today's natural skin care at its finest.
What is the difference between Laser or LED?
LEDs produce light that is non-coherent, is not focused, is monochromatic, and is based on spontaneous emission. Lasers produce light that is coherent, is in a highly focused beam, is monochromatic, and is based on stimulated emission. Tina Karu (1998: The Science of Low-Power Laser Therapy) states that "...the coherence of light is of no importance in low-power laser clinical effects" and "the primary difference between lasers and LEDs is that the laser's coherent beam produces 'speckles' of relatively high power density which can cause local heating of inhomogeneous tissues."
Currently researchers & scientists agree that LEDs are effective in generating a response within living tissue and hence has a therapeutic effect if used properly. NASA has produced the best research documentation to date supporting the effectiveness of LEDs to stimulate plants and human tissue. Consult your physician if you use photosensitive drugs, have any thyroid condition, are pregnant, or have any concerns about using this product.
Is there any scientific proof of Photo Rejuvenation or LED Light Therapy?
Unlike many technologies on the market today, LED Light Therapy has been thoroughly tested, evaluated and validated by hundreds of universities, medical labs and most importantly NASA. There have actually been over 2000 reports and documents written on this technology.
Is Photo Rejuvenation or LED Light Therapy safe?
Yes, it is safe and completely non-invasive. It has been used for years in numerous medical procedures, medical spas, the offices of aestheticians and dermatologists, and by consumers around the world.
Are there any side effects or downtime involved from the treatments?
No. There have been no reported adverse side effects like redness or irritation from the treatment, and the light does not damage skin in any way.
Will LED treatments hurt or be painful?
Not at all. Because there's no heat involved, there's no pain! Unlike lasers or other ablative (skin harming) treatments, LED treatments are non-thermal, non-ablative, and non-invasive. Clients report no discomfort or pain associated with LED treatments.
Is LED Light Therapy safe to use around my eyes?
LEDs are very bright and therefore it is NOT advisable to look or stare directly into the light. No studies have been found showing any harmful effects to the eyes when using our product correctly. Keep the eyes closed during use on the face or use the comfort goggles enclosed and the light will not cause damage to the eye.
What actually happens during the treatment?
You will have to remove any makeup or sun block before the treatment and you will also be asked to wear comfort goggles. The light then should be positioned close (about 10-12 inches away) to your face or area to be treated for 5-10 minutes daily.
How do I prepare my skin before and after using the Facial Secret unit?
Before use, simply cleanse your skin as usual. Do not apply products prior to use. Use the unit on clean skin only. After treatment you may apply your favorite antioxidant or peptide-rich moisturizer. It is also beneficial to apply daily sun screen to protect your investment.
How long until I see results?
Everyone's skin varies, but most people begin to feel and see a difference after ten days to 2 weeks of daily use. Often the first improvement noticed is that the skin pores are becoming smaller, and for ladies, their makeup starts going on much smoother. Because of differences in damaged skin, from age, skin condition, diet, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, etc., some people will see the benefits almost immediately and others will need more treatments. For collagen production and anti-aging, you should see results in 3 to 4 weeks. However, some individuals experience positive results in a shorter timeframe. Skin texture and tone improve from the first treatment. Pigmentation usually fades over the course of 4 to 5 weeks or more of treatments.
The most important things to remember are is that the Facial LED technology works, so it's just a matter of consistent daily use to determine 'How long will it take?' Also it's very important to take a close-up picture of your face before you start using your Facial LED so that you can see the improvements clearly in the weeks to come by comparing your face in the mirror to the picture.
How often and how long should I use the Facial LED each week?
The Facial LED is designed to be used for five (15) minutes per treatment. We recommend taking a maximum of one (1) treatments daily for the first month and then weekly treatments after that. After about 10 to 15 weeks of use, you can switch to a maintenance schedule where you use the Facial LED once a month or combined with any other service. If you miss a treatment, don't worry, just extend the daily treatments for the lost days.
Do LED Treatments work on everyone?
LED treatments are proven to work on all skin types. There is an over 90% success rate for people using LED light therapy.
Can I combine LED treatments with other skin care products?
Yes, you can. LED treatments can be used alone or with other skin care treatments. In fact your results will happen faster and be more dramatic if used with a high quality anti-aging or moisturizing skin care product. Many physicians have found LED treatments to complement other skin care treatments.
Can I use the Facial LED for balding, acne, rosacea?
LED light therapy devices have been used for balding, rosacea, pain, arthritis and acne. From an extensive search we performed across the Internet we have found that our LED light therapy product uses similar technology as some other devices whose advertisers are making these claims.
Will LED light therapy using help with acne or blemishes?
Although this anti-aging photo rejuvenation product was not designed specifically to handle acne and blemishes, the LED therapy will stimulate the skin's natural healing process which helps in the treatment of acne, pimples and blemishes. Our users have reported that their skin begins producing less oil as the size of their skin pores decrease after using the Facial Secret. Reduced oil output also helps reduce the impact of acne or pimples.
Does LED Light Therapy help fade age spots?
Yes, over time, light therapy can help fade age spots! Spots will gradually lighten after about three or four weeks of daily use. You may wish to use a depigmentation cream such as All-natural Skin Lighten or products containing hydroquinone to help speed lightening the areas.