LED Light Treatment in San Francisco, CA

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About LED Light Treatments

Have you tried LED light treatments at Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology for your facial skin? There are many ways to tighten your skin and improve its tone and texture, such as non-ablative laser treatments, intense pulsed light (IPL), micro-focused ultrasound, radiofrequency energy, or microneedling. All of these mentioned techniques work below the skin's surface on the dermal level, usually without injuring the outer layers of the skin. Most of these treatments rely on some degree of heat damage to the deeper skin layers for their rejuvenating effects. For instance, Ulthera uses ultrasound energy to heat collagen deep in the dermis, causing the strands to contract and tighten the skin's surface. It causes some pain, but recovery time is less than a day.

Our aesthetics team offers a technique called light-emitting diode (LED) photo modulation that doesn't heat or damage deep skin layers. LED light treatments involve the use of a lower level of light to treat sun-damaged skin. It has less dramatic outcomes compared to many other rejuvenation approaches, but it's comfortable and requires no recovery time. We can assess your skin at our San Francisco, CA office to see how you may benefit from LED light treatments.

Best Candidates

LED photo modulation appears to work best on skin with mild to moderate sun damage, large pores, wrinkles, and poor skin texture and quality. Ideal candidates may also combine these light treatments with other rejuvenation techniques for even better results. It is also safe for all skin types.

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What to Expect

Before your treatment, your face will be cleaned and makeup will be removed. Then, you will sit in front of LED panels with your eyes shielded while a bright light flashes onto your face for about 20 minutes. You should have no discomfort, redness, or a sensation of heat in the skin afterward. You can return to normal activities right away. Typically, you start with a series of treatments twice a week for 4 – 6 weeks. To maintain results, you may need 3 – 4 follow-up sessions per year. LED light treatments may also improve acne and reduce facial redness from rosacea or sun damage.

Other Considerations

In two clinical trials involving a total of 183 patients, LED photo modulation has produced improvements in skin texture, skin discoloration, redness, and fine lines around the eyes in most patients. A study in the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine followed 90 patients with mild to moderate photoaging for a year after two months of twice-weekly treatments. Results were evaluated with digital photographs, skin surface measurements, and skin biopsies.

The researchers reported some improvement in 90% of the participants. Results were best in the fourth month after the treatment. By month 12, there was some decline, although the skin's condition was still better than before treatment. All biopsies showed improved collagen production. 

About Us

If you are interested in these treatments, call Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology for more information. With our consultation and facial skin assessment, we will be able to recommend the right facial rejuvenation treatment for your skin. Your comfort is one of our top priorities. Schedule with our team by phone or fill out an online request form.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.