In the Spotlight! LED Therapy is Ideal for Luminous Skin

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Sep 21, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Clear, fresh skin is in. The no-makeup makeup look and the simply no-makeup look are wildly popular (thanks, Alicia Keys.) Google searches for “Natural makeup look” have increased around 40 percent in just five years. Additionally, searches for “clear skin” have increased around 20 percent. It’s so clear what we want, even Beyoncé sings about it: flawless, #nofilter skin when we wake up. Light therapy is the obvious answer for increasing the texture, tone and clarity of the skin without going invasive.



How Did It Start

No wonder this treatment is so advanced! We have science to thank for it. Flashback to the long-haired, bell-bottomed, floral days of the ‘70s, when scientists at NASA discovered plant LED (Light Emitting Diode) as a way to grow plants in space and voila! A few decades and beauty lovers later, and we now have light treatments for skin.

How Does It Work

The lights stimulate sensors within the skin that heighten cell activity and trigger the production of certain chemicals. The treatment is completely pain-free, and is okay to use on young skin or those on strong medications. Several sessions in a short-time period will give you the best results. The range of colors in the light spectrum all have different effects. The next step is to figure out if you’re more suited for red, blue or both!


The red LED light treatment has a calming effect on the skin, reduces inflammation and can reduce rosacea. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The red light is absorbed by the mitochondria in the cells and stimulates the generation of more collagen, which plumps the skin and elastin, giving skin a more youthful look.


The blue LED lights destroy P. acnes, a bacteria that grows inside pores and create blemishes. This treatment works well for mild to moderate acne and can be used as either a primary treatment, an alternative to pharmaceuticals and topicals, or an adjunct to skin care programs. The treatment is gentle and does not harm surrounding tissue. It can also be used to treat inflammation, stimulate collagen production and increase lymphatic drainage.

To request a free skincare consultation with one of our aestheticians or book an appointment, call 913-317-9386 or request a consultation online:

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