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So What Does LED do For Your Skin?

LED depths of penetration of wavelengths and skin functions?

Red has been clinically proven to increase ATP, the powerhouse in the mitochondria. An increase in ATP means the skin will function the way it’s supposed, synthesising fibroblast activity in an optimal manner. Hence why wound healing is enhanced so much with red (633nm) led. Additionally, it can increase type 1 pro-collagen, increase matrix metallo-proteinase-9 (MMP-9), and decrease MMP-1.

There are seven wavelength ranges within the visible spectrum that each correspond to a different colour.

Red penetrates the dermis, bypassing the papillary layer (red isn’t absorbed by red chromophores) depth of penetration is between (630-650nm). Anti-aging, stimulates collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenates skin, increases blood flow, anti-inflammatory

Blue (415-425nm) has a higher frequency than red, so is superficial at 0.5mm – epidermal reaching depths of 1mm.  Additionally it’s blocked by haemoglobin. Softens thickened skins, softens and plumps lines and wrinkles.

Green (525nm) also has a higher frequency than red, but lower than blue, and is absorbed by haemoglobin and it’s depth of penetration is between 0.5-1mm. So green is ideal for inflammation and hyperpigmentation such as melasma. Also under-studied, in clinic use suggests how successful and beneficial this wavelength really is! Calms red skin, broken red capillaries, anti-inflammatory, rosacea, traumatized skin (sunburn), aid in fading pigmentation and uneven skin colour.

Yellow (592nm) penetrates slightly deeper than green at 1-2mm and supports skin immunity by reducing redness, swelling, bruising and itching. It also boosts lymphatic activity. Tightens and tones facial, neck muscles, detoxifies and stimulates the sensory motor nervous system.

Orange (600nm) lifts dull complexions, revitalizing, energizing, supplies healthy nutrients to skin cells, leaving the skin with a healthy radiant glow.

Aqua (470nm) Increases oxygen to the skin cells, brilliant for skin losing tone and firmness.

Violet (380-450nm) Anti-bacterial, purifying, especially for acne skins, problem and oily skins.