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A Message From Our Founders...

Dear The Light Salon Family,

In these strange and worrying times, it is the people in our lives that matter. Our family, our neighbours, our customers and our employees. Which is why the temporary closure of our physical treatment spaces was so important. But we’ll be back! And with the re-opening of our salons we will be putting new protocols in place to look after the safety of our team and you, our wonderful clients and community.  

Please stay in touch. Follow us @thelightsalon and sign up to our online community. We promise to be ready to open our booking systems the moment it's safe to do so.

Thank you for your support and stay safe.

Love and light, Hannah and Laura xx

How LED Light Therapy treats acne

All too common among a slew of skin types is the issue of acne. But not all acne is created equal.  It can stem from a compromised skin barrier, environmental aggressors, diet, hormones, and overproduction of sebaceous glands. 

From cystic pimples to closed comedones, scarring, and redness, acneic complexions are constantly looking for efficacious solutions. For us, that solution is light, specifically LED. 

Here, we reveal acne causes and cures, why LED light therapy is an ideal skin remedy, and how acne affects mental health.

 

ACNE ORIGINS

Even if you have the best skincare routine, acne can still wreak havoc on your complexion and a pesky pimple can arise at any time. 

Acne stems from a variety of issues—for instance, hormones. Androgens specifically, which are mostly responsible for increased oil production, tend to rise in adolescence, especially in women, and early adulthood.

Dead skin cells also lead to acne symptoms contributing to clogged pores. Diet, too, is an official cause and has a direct impact on your skin. Look out for high glycemic foods like starches, sugars, and dairy. 

But acne doesn’t stop at a singular or even multiple pimples. It can lead to dark spots, pigmentation, and scarring. And for that, too, we recommend a daily dose of light. 

 

LED AS AN ACNE ANTIDOTE

Our BOOST LED device is the perfect treatment to tackle acne firsthand. The BOOST at-home mask is made up of Red 633nm and Near-Infrared 830nm wavelengths light, which is the most powerful of the wavelengths and penetrates deep into the skin. It accelerates wound healing, regenerates the cells, delivers nutrients and oxygen to the area treated, and soothes an inflamed complexion. And post-treatment, skin often glows as soon as the mask is removed.


                                   The BOOST LED Face Mask and Cleanse & Recovery Spray   

 

Meanwhile, you might have heard that blue light targets and balances blemish forming bacteria and Near-Infrared optimises overall skin health. But when using the BOOST LED Mask in tandem with our Cleanse and Recovery, it offers similar antimicrobial benefits to blue 415nm light treating acne, blemishes, excessively oily skin, blackheads, and whiteheads. That said, Blue light on its own does not contribute to rejuvenation or regeneration. If blemishes are not present or your blue light is outside of the 415nm range (for example, 460 or  480), it will not have an effect on the skin.

Red 633nm and Near-Infrared 830nm, on the other hand, will help manage and improve all areas of skin health. If blemishes are present, they work on reducing inflammation and speeding up healing time, reducing the potential of pigmentation and scarring. 


TREATING ACNE AT THE LIGHT SALON & AT HOME

If we are to treat acne with Blue LED, we recommend our clients zap bacteria with Blue 415nm in The Light Salon and have our clients heal their complexions with the BOOST Red 633nm and Near-Infrared 830nm at-home. When using blue light, it’s essential to protect the eyes. Plus, we don’t want to over-treat the skin because if overused, Blue light can darken present pigmentation, which is why we like to treat with Blue in a controlled, salon environment by a professional.

                                         Facial treatments at our Salon

 

ACNE + MENTAL HEALTH 

Acne can also affect our mental health, sometimes leading to anxiety and depression. But LED light therapy has the ability to boost serotonin, our happy hormone (expect less stress and more energy) while strengthening the skin barrier (expect less acne, pigmentation, and inflammation).

To that end, three to five sessions a week will offer both skin benefits and stress relief. But feel free to increase your dosage when you need more support, and decrease when you mentally and physically feel good and require less.

 

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