LED Light Therapy

LED light Therapy is having a moment in the beauty and wellness scene right now, so lets talk about why this treatment is becoming so popular!

What is LED light therapy?

LED light therapy is a simple, non invasive and painless treatment that has shown tremendous health benefits in recent studies.

Benefits include

  • smoothes fine lines and wrinkles

  • treats sun damaged skin

  • fades discoloration of the skin

  • calms acne and other skin conditions

  • boosts collagen production and nutrient flow to the skin

  • enhances training efforts and speed up muscle recovery

  • reduces inflammation and joint pain

  • releases adhesions and improves appearance of scars

  • relieves chronic pain and tension

How does it work?

LED (light-editing diode) therapy works by emitting infrared lights (which cause heat) in different wavelengths. It uses certain wavelengths of light to treat acute or chronic pain, regenerate tissue and reduce inflammation.

Similar to natural sunlight, the LED wavelengths stimulate mitochondria - the powerhouse of the cell - enhancing cellular energy production. Unlike the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight which break down tissues, infrared light helps cells to regenerate themselves and improves the circulation of oxygen-rich blood. 

“The Infrared Enhancer Head has a customized light array that contains 8 infrared LEDs (light emitting diodes) and one red LED that creates the red light you can see. The near infrared apply intense photon therapy into the skin. The human eye cannot see infrared, so the other LEDs will not appear to light up.”
— Arcturus Star Products

Our LED light therapy using the “Infrared Enhancer Head” uses red LED light to promotes circulation and near infrared LEDs to penetrate the deepest to tighten skin and reduce inflammation. It has the added benefit of pulsing at extremely low frequencies to stimulate cellular energy. These pulsing LED wavelengths have been researched for their benefits in opening lymph channels and moving topical nutrition into the dermis. 

What to expect.

During the treatment, your service provider will hold the infrared therapy head slightly above your skin moving in a circular motion for one to five minutes per targeted area.

You will experience the calming warmth of the light penetrating deep into the tissue to soften and relax the area. Your service provider may also place the LED light wand flat against an area of concern for up to one minute. Areas of concern may include crow’s feet, blemishes, acne, wrinkles, smile lines, scar tissue, areas of pain (chronic and acute), joint pain, sore muscles post workout and injuries. 

You may notice continued improvements for 24 to 48 hrs after each treatment as increased circulation, lymph flow and cellular regeneration occur in the body.

Lasting change in the tissue occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on age and the condition of the skin, injury or other concern. Best results are generally achieved over an 8-12 week period.

Clients are encouraged to start with a one 10 min. session 2 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks then continuing with one session a week for the remaining weeks. After desired results are achieved, we recommend maintenance once a month for facial treatments and as needed for injury/pain areas.

LED light therapy at Kálon Spa can be scheduled as an add-on to any of our services or as a stand alone express service.

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