LED Light Therapy Information
All You Need To Know
Considering our LED light therapy services, we have put together everything you need to know before you have a LED light therapy treatment with us.
Are LED treatments suitable for me?
Our LED treatments are safe, comfortable and suitable for all skin types. Prior to your treatment, please review the list of contraindications listed below, to ensure you are suitable for our light therapy treatment.
If you are unsure about which treatment option to have, leave it to us. During consultation, we will discuss your skin goals and select the appropriate setting for your needs.
How do our LED treatments work?
Delivered at safe therapeutic doses, our Déesse Pro LED mask will stimulate natural cellular responses. These responses lead to skin-rejuvenation and the improvement of common problematic skin conditions, providing a safe, pain-free way to achieve naturally vibrant and clearer skin.
Our Déesse Pro LED mask uses low-level light therapy (LLLT) by way of high quality surface-mounted, light emitting diodes (LED’s) in 4 variations to expose the skin to 4 wavelengths of light.
Red Light / 630nm / Anti-ageing
Green Light / 520nm / Brightening
Blue Light / 415nm / Purifying
Near Infrared Light / 830nm / Healing
Our 6 Treatment Options Explained
Utilises red light at 630nm. This is used to treat visible signs of ageing on the skin such as fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen and elastin which are essential for the skins structure and integrity. This increases the skin’s natural hydration to improve texture and tone. Studies have shown a 200% increase in human collagen synthesis and the growth rate of fibroblast cells (responsible for creating collagen & elastin) which are increased by 50-75% after just 2-3 days from application of the Deesse LED light therapy.
Utilises blue light at 415nm – This is most often used to treat acne. This option will reduce the activity in the sebaceous glands. Blue light will target these oil glands and make them less active, reducing acne breakouts. It will also prevent any acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, thus helping to treat severe acne, including cysts and nodules as well as being anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Utilises green light at 520nm –This option helps to improve both superficial and dermal hyperpigmentation or ‘dark spots’ that are found on the skin. Green LED light targets melanocytes (the melanin-producing cells in the basal layer of the epidermis), inhibiting tyrosinase activity so that less melanin travels to the skin’s surface. In addition, green light breaks up existing melanin clusters present in the upper layers of the epidermis.
Pink Light– This tri-wave mode harnesses the power of three lights: red ( 630mn), blue (415nm) and near-infrared (NIR) (830mn) , to increase the healing of the inject point, minimise bruising, calm inflammation and overall prolong the results of the treatment, by increasing collagen and elastin. This option can be used immediately, post injectable treatment. However, this would not be recommended post ablative aesthetic treatment such as chemical peeling or laser treatment.
Light Blue Light. Utilises blue light (415nm) and green light (520nm)) – This combines dual lights, with both blue and green wavelengths to target any inflammation, redness, or sensitivities in the skin. It is excellent for fragile, compromised skin, redness, flushing and telangiectasia (broken capillaries) and all benefit from this wavelength. The skin should feel immediately calm and less irritated. This mode is the most beneficial for post ablative cosmetic procedures to minimise any potential Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and instantly soothes any redness.
Utilises red light at 630nm – Double the strength of the Rejuvenation option, this option utilises 308 LEDs, making this mode the MOST powerful treatment mode. It is the ultimate treatment for improving fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity and enhances overall hydration and brightness. The Red Light is perfect for those who are time-limited.
How to prepare and what to expect with your treatment
The Night Before
Coming into the Salon
During the treatment
After the treatment
If you are using the following Acne medication: Topical Isotretinoin (Isotrex, Isotrexin, Retinova, Retin A), stop using it the night before your LED treatment.
Shave the treatment area (if required) for male clients for optimal results.
It is recommended all make-up is removed prior to your treatment. We will provide make-up wipes if required.
Once you arrive, our co-ordinator will take you through a short consultation and check your suitability for our light therapy.
Our LED light therapy device uses tailored lights to optimise skin health and improve imperfections, protective eyewear will be placed prior to the treatment commencing.
As it is a light- based treatment a light may be visible even with the protective eyewear on, however most clients adjust to this light quickly.
A moderately warm sensation may be felt on the skin as a result of exposure to the light energy; this heat sensation typically resolves quickly after the treatment ends.
There are no post treatment precautions, but for healthy skin you should avoid smoking, excessive alcohol, sun exposure, tanning booths, and wear sun screen on a daily basis.
With successive treatments you can expect a healthier, brighter, firmer, and smoother skin.
How many treatments should I have?
Whilst your skin will benefit from a single treatment, for optimal results, we recommend a course of between 3 - 12 treatments over a period of 3-4 weeks.
Our team will be happy to customise a treatment plan for you.
Risks, and complications
LED Therapy is a gentle, warming treatment that does not contain harmful ultraviolet light. It is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. There is no ‘down-time’ or risk of unwanted side-effects. It is a gentle and natural treatment much like the process of photosynthesis, also known as photo-biostimulation (“...the stimulation of life processes with light...”). However, treatment may be ineffective with advanced and resilient skin problem.
Am I suitable for LED Light Therapy?
The following list of contraindications prohibit LED treatments from taking place.
Suffer from lupus, erythematosus, photosensitive eczema or albinism
Suffer from any light induced headaches / migranes or photosensitive epilepsy or epilepsy
Suffer from any genetic conditions of the eyes
If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding
Photosensitive disorders ( sensitisation to light )
Photosensitive disorders such as Porphyria, Lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema and Albinism.
Contagious diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Mumps). Isotretinoin
Isotretinoin, also known as Accutane.
If you are currently using Accutane for acne, be advised that this powerful drug derived from vitamin A increases the skin’s sensitivity to light. LED treatments can only be provided if the medication has not been taken within the last six months.
Undergoing chemotherapy or on EGFR inhibitor medications
Currently using Acne medication: Topical Isotretinoin (Isotrex, Isotrexin, Retinova, Retin A)
For any of these please do not use the night before your LED treatment.
Medication Cautions ( Photosensitivity )
Medications that can induce photosensitivity or phototoxic reactions (see list below):
Some medications may potentially allow your body to absorb more light than normal. However, because LED therapy does not deliver harmful ultra-violet (UV) light which is associated with these reactions, the only potential side affects could be a slightly red/flushed appearance to the skin, or possibly a rash. This would be temporary, lasting only a few hours.
The below drugs are currently the most common medications associated with photosensitivity and are by no means a complete
list of all photosensitive medications.
PLEASE NOTE: Using LED in conjunction with the listed medication will not cause any advanced photosensitivity, but we are unable to treat you if the medication used has already caused flushed, inflamed, or sore skin.
Click here for an additional reference list of photosensitive drugs
Amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone, Aratac)
Oral Isotretinoin ( Accure, Aknenormin, Amnesteem, Ciscutan, Claravis, Isohexal, Isotroin, Oratane, Sotret, Roaccutane)
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine, Clinazine, Novoflurazine, Pentazine, Solazine, Terfluzine, Triflurin, Tripazine)
Tetracycline (Helidac, Terra-Cortril, Terramycin, Sumycin, Actisite, Bristacycline, Tetrex, Doxycycline)
Norfloxacin (Noroxin, Quinabic, Janacin)
Ofloxacin (Floxin, Oxaldin, Tarivid)
Nalidixic acid (NegGam, Wintomylon)
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciproxin, Ciprobay)
Minocycline (Minomycin, Minocin, Arestin, Akamin, Aknemin, Solodyn, Dynacin) Oxytetracycline
Sulfonamide (Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprime)
Methotrexate (MTX, Aminopterin, Ledertrexate)