LED photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that is used to treat acne, sun damage, wounds and other skin problems. This treatment involves the use of varying wavelengths of light in order to stimulate the skin's natural healing processes to repair the skin.

How does LED photodynamic therapy work?
LED photodynamic therapy uses a combination of blue, red and yellow light to stimulate the deeper skin tissue. During the procedure, Dr Tladi will ask you to lie down under LED lights and may use an LED wand on the skin. The blue light helps reduce activity in the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing oil in the skin. The reduction in the activity results in less oil production in the sebaceous glands, improving acne. The blue light also helps kill bacteria that contribute to acne by causing inflammation.

The red light helps improve scarring and signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, by acting on fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are skin cells that are responsible for collagen production. Red light also helps reduce inflammation. Sometimes LED lights are used with a photosensitive drug called 5-aminolevulinic acid. This drug is applied to the skin and is used in combination with LED light.

LED photodynamic therapy can also be used for wound healing. Red light stimulates collagen and reduces redness, swelling and bruising while speeding up the healing process. Red light also helps stimulate hair growth for people who are experiencing hair loss.
What happens after an LED photodynamic therapy?
After therapy, minor results may be seen after the first session. LED photodynamic therapy requires ten sessions to achieve the desired results. Results are more dramatic and noticeable when you are finished with all treatment. Maintenance treatments are required because collagen may be lost again as you grow, and signs of ageing may be visible. Maintenance treatments may be done every few months or as recommended by the aesthetician.



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