LED Skin Rejuvenation in Chicago Area
If you would like to have fresher, younger looking skin, you may have found that there are a number of different options for you. One of the myriad ways the doctors at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery can treat the signs of aging in your skin is by using LED skin rejuvenation.
What is LED skin rejuvenation?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It is not a laser. LED skin treatments were originally developed to help heal wounds and scars from surgeries. When doctors realized how well it worked on these conditions, they realized it would work on other skin conditions to, like fine wrinkles. Your cells take in the light energy from the LED and convert it into energy that helps the cells do their jobs of producing collagen and elastin – the things that help keep your skin looking young and healthy.
How is LED skin rejuvenation different than other laser treatments?
LED skin rejuvenation lights help your cells grow their own collagen and elastin but they do so much more gently than stronger laser treatments, which rely on destroying cells in order to spur growth. LED treatment does not kill cells; rather it stimulates them.
I’ve heard that there are different colors of LED light used to treat different conditions.
Yes! The color of the LED treatment can be changed to achieve different results. Blue LED lights are used to treat acne; red do photodynamic therapy. Photodynamic therapy uses a solution which is applied to your skin that remain dormant until a certain color of light – in this case, red – “turns on” the solution and helps it do it’s job.
When you have your initial consultation with your doctor at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, you and your doctor will discuss your medical history, your skin concerns, and the results you’d like to see, among other aspects relating to your treatment. Together, you will decide on the best course of treatment for you.