Advances in technology mean many cosmetic treatments look like they’re pulled straight from the pages of an exciting sci-fi novel, and we don’t think that’s a bad thing! These days, cosmetic treatments are more effective, last longer, and are less invasive than ever before, in large part thanks to innovations made with existing technology. One of the more exciting treatments is LED Light Bed therapy, a new full-body anti-aging system. Learn more about this revolutionary treatment before you schedule your appointment with the experts at 20 Something Anti-Aging in Orlando, Florida!
What Is an LED Light Bed?
While an LED Light Bed might look like your average tanning bed on the surface, the inner mechanics are much more different. While a tanning bed utilizes UV rays to tan the skin, this LED bed uses the power of LED lights similar to those used in light-therapy facials and treatments. This light bed treatment is a non-invasive, full-body anti-aging system that rewinds the clock on your overall appearance.
What Does LED Light Bed Treat?
While this LED bed therapy treatment is primarily used for anti-aging purposes, this therapy has many more uses. As a full-body treatment, the LED treatment can target multiple areas of treatment at one time without compromising the concentration of power, meaning it can be an effective solution to complex or compounded cosmetic and health concerns. This treatment is commonly used to treat concerns such as:
Uneven Skin Texture
One hallmark of aging is a marked change in skin texture. As we age, the rate at which we produce collagen is greatly reduced, which can lead to thinning skin, loss of skin volume, increased skin laxity, and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
While many people first note some of these issues on the face or neck, many others have noticed that uneven skin texture occurs all over the body, which is why a full-body treatment such as this one can be so useful.
There are an estimated 200 different types of arthritis, which is defined as stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints. Because LED therapy gradually increases blood flow in the body, it can reduce swelling and discomfort in the joints. Arthritis can occur at any age and in almost every area of the body, although the most common areas for arthritis are the jaw, hands, elbows, knees, neck, and spine.
One part of a fitness-oriented lifestyle is continual muscular pain associated with regular exercise. Whether you’re sore from daily labor or your latest hot yoga session, muscular pain can cause more tension in the body, which compounds the discomfort. This LED treatment increases circulation and kick-starts the body’s natural regenerative abilities, including muscular repair and the elimination of body soreness.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This is a treatment that seems to have endless benefits for cosmetic concerns. The benefits that can be achieved through this LED treatment include:
Aside from correcting uneven skin tone, there are many anti-aging qualities associated with this treatment. For example, this treatment can also correct uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by sun exposure, injury, or aging. This is because LED technology that is used for light-based facials is also present in this treatment and, like many other light-based treatments, can address multiple superficial skin concerns at once.
Healthier Skin, Hair, and Nails
This treatment can improve the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Why? Because the LED light prompts a higher production of natural regenerative properties in the body, such as collagen. Over time, LED therapy can improve the overall appearance of the skin, make hair shinier, and strengthen nails all because of the increased blood flow through the body.
While many people experience acne on the face, the unfortunate truth is that acne can occur virtually anywhere on the body; as long as a hair follicle is present, acne can form. Many women and men experience acne on the neck, chest, shoulders, back, and even the thighs. One of the most effective means of killing acne-causing bacteria and healing current acne issues is light-based therapy, which means that this LED treatment can address acne that occurs all over the body.
One of the calling cards of energy-based or light-based cosmetic treatments is the reduction in the appearance of scars. Scars are tightly-knit or overly-stretched tissues that form in the place of an injury and can have a raised, uneven, or pigmented appearance. Because scars take several years to heal, they are considered permanent, and many people live with scars for their entire lives. However, LED light therapy can diminish the appearance of scars by shrinking and softening scars on the face and body.
Circulation is a vital component of health, and our immune systems rely on reliable circulation as well as our respiratory and digestive systems. While exercise is a good way to improve overall circulation, it isn’t always an efficient method. LED therapy, on the other hand, can increase circulation and blood flow all over the body, which can fortify organs, improve metabolism, and strengthen the immune system response to prevent disease. Additionally, improved circulation can reduce pain and have been associated with accelerating healing.
What Can You Expect Before, During, and After Treatment?
Like any other cosmetic treatment, there are several steps that are involved with LED Light Bed therapy. Our clinic is committed to compassionate and comprehensive care, which means we treat each patient as unique individuals and tailor treatments to their specific needs as much as possible. Some steps of your treatment will include:
You will need to attend a consultation appointment before your first treatment so we can determine if this treatment is ideal for you. Part of your consultation will include collecting information about you, such as your appearance-related concerns, previous cosmetic treatments you have had, and a discussion about your current lifestyle habits, particularly exercise and skin car. We will also examine your areas of concern to verify that these concerns are compatible with LED treatment.
In order for you to have the best possible results, we will provide you with pre-treatment instructions to follow before your treatment. These pre-treatment instructions are intended to improve the results of your treatment and should be followed for at least three to five days before treatment. Some pre-treatment instructions may include:
- Avoid taking vitamin A supplements
- Do not use retinol
- Abstain from alcohol
- Drink at least 48 oz of water
We also ask that patients schedule LED light therapy treatments at least two weeks after any chemical peel or acid treatments. If you have a sunburn at the time of the appointment, please reschedule. We may provide you with additional directions. You will not need to arrange for transportation after this treatment.
Overall, this is a very straight-forward treatment. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be taken to a private room that contains the light therapy bed. Just like at a tanning salon, you will be given privacy to disrobe down to your underwear and lay down in the machine. Our technician will then calibrate the bed to the setting that best suits your needs, and you will lay in the light therapy bed for 20 to 30 minutes. You will not feel any discomfort during the treatment.
There are a few guidelines you will be asked to follow after your treatment is complete. These post-treatment instructions are intended to ensure that you obtain the desired results after treatment and should be followed for five to seven days after treatment. Some post-treatment instructions may include:
- Drink at least 48 oz of water
- Avoid direct sunlight and excessive sweating
- Do not use vitamin A supplements
- Keep skin moisturized
- Always use SPF in sunlight
We may give you additional instructions to follow after your treatment, such as which products are best for use on your skin during recovery.
Aside from the post-treatment instructions, which should be followed for a week after treatment, there is zero downtime associated with this treatment. Patients are free to return to all normal daily activities immediately following their appointment, including work, exercise, and errands. More important than anything, it is important to avoid direct sunlight, even with SPF, during the week immediately following your treatment, as will be vulnerable to damage during this time.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
When Can You See Results?
Results will vary from person to person. Many patients notice improvements to the appearance of their skin within one to two weeks after treatment. Results for improved muscular pain and arthritis discomfort may require more time to become evident.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results for this treatment can last one to two weeks at a time. Gradually, the effects of this treatment will last longer after multiple treatments.
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
The vast majority of our patients require multiple treatment sessions to begin seeing the results of this light therapy. This is because LED technology works from the inside out, which may take a few treatment cycles to become apparent. Most patients require about eight to 10 treatments to achieve desired results.
Can You Combine This Treatment?
Yes, this is a treatment that can be combined with many other cosmetic treatments, such as skin tightening, fat reduction, microdermabrasion, hair removal, and facials. We can help you craft a treatment plan that meets all of your needs, from the face to the body.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Just like LED or light-based facials for the face, this full-body treatment is considered safe for the majority of patients. While it is recommended that women who are currently pregnant do not use this treatment, there are no other medical restrictions associated with this treatment.
Is There a Best Time to Have This Treatment?
You can safely have this treatment at any time of the year. Unlike some other energy-based treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing, you do not need to have this treatment only during the fall or winter months. This is a treatment that can be done year-round.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most patients who are interested in this treatment make good candidates. Ideal patients include those who are committed to a healthy lifestyle and have multiple cosmetic or health concerns they are seeking treatment for. You may be a good candidate if you want to:
- Improve overall appearance
- Correct skin texture and tone
- Reduce body and joint pain
- Increase circulation
Rewind Your Clock With LED Light Therapy Bed Today!
It’s time to get on board with the advantages of advanced technology cosmetic treatments. If you think that LED Light Bed therapy might be the right full-body treatment for you, please contact 20 Something Anti-Aging in Orlando, Florida to schedule your initial consultation today!