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LED Light Therapy Treatments Before and After Surgery

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

LED Light Therapy is a professional non-surgical, non-invasive treatment with no down time used to stimulate the skins own renewal process using pure visible and near infra-red light suitable in the treatment of wound healing and scar reduction.

Results are visible after each treatment but are most profound after cumulative treatments. A programme of ten treatments one – three times a week is recommended resulting in a smoother, firmer and healthier skin condition by activating an anti-inflammatory response in the skin.

LED Light Therapy is a completely natural way of skin rejuvenation without the use of harmful UVA or UVB rays. It’s a great treatment for everyone aiding in the body’s recovery process. The LED light emits warm and soothing light energy proven to relieve muscle and joint pain and stiffness, as well as increases blood circulation. This helps set in motion the body’s pain-relieving and wound healing process.

In clinic we use Healite II LED 830nm clinically proven for wound healing, scar reduction and the reduction of bruising and inflammation.

What is LED?

LED light is a form of electromagnetic radiation with varying wavelengths of light that penetrate and are absorbed by the skin cells and tissues stimulating several benefits for the skin including:

  • Increase in oxygen and blood flow to promote collagen production
  • Improves skin elasticity leading to reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps to repair sun damage to skin
  • Improves skin tone and clarity by normalising cellular imbalances
  • Helps with inflammatory conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema
  • Great for laser after care treatment to minimise redness
  • Increases hydration
  • Stimulates acupuncture points and immune response.

Why is it so great for before and after surgery?

After LED treatment your skin is healthier and able to better heal itself after any trauma including surgery. We have found that LED treatments in the first 2 – 3 weeks post-surgery has been shown to significantly reduce healing time by half. LED will also help reduce pain, swelling and redness.

Studies have shown that skin cells grow 150% – 200% faster when exposed to the correct wavelength of LED light. It triggers biological changes that repair the skin at a cellular level and result in glowing, rejuvenated, healthy skin.

While results can be seen after the first treatment, a series of treatments are recommended to suit the individual patient. For optimal recovery and results post-operative treatments are ideally given within the first few weeks following surgery.

LED Therapy is suitable for all skin types, however the number of treatments required can vary with skin type and condition. It does not contain any harmful ultraviolet wavelengths so cannot damage the skin.

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