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Is Low Light Laser Therapy Right for your Skin?

Low light laser therapy is one of the best methods to treat multiple skin-related issues. It uses alternative medication along with laser light at low levels for treatment. LLLT treatment assists in stimulating, healing, and restoring

Low light laser therapy consists of blue light and red light. This is what both the lights do to your skin:

  • The blue light, in combination with the red light, can treat acne by destroying the bacteria on the skin’s surface.
  • The red light, in combination with blue light, can penetrate the skin and reach deeper tissues, along with that; it can also get rid of wrinkles.

Not only that, but LLLT can also control the production of sebum, commonly known as oil on the skin, along with that it can reduce inflammation as well. A combination of both lights can also treat skin plaques in cases of recalcitrant psoriasis.

How LLLT Works on your Skin?

Low light laser therapy targets different wavelengths of low-level light to a precise area on your skin. After your skin’s tissues absorb the red and near-infrared light, all damaged cells on your skin will be eliminated. This allows your skin to rejuvenate.

LLLT can treat surface level and deeper skin tissues, requiring only a few minutes. So you do not have to be worried about your whole day getting wasted. However, for good results, get your treatment done from an experienced dermatologist.

What Skin Conditions can LLLT solve for you?

Laser light therapy assists in complete skin rejuvenation. It can be used for several skin issues such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial redness
  • Birthmarks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Scars
  • Skin lesions
  • Spider veins
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Unwanted hairs on the skin

Within a few minutes, LLLT can provide you with a complete skin solution.

Benefits of Low Laser Light Therapy

Laser light therapy is a non-invasive treatment procedure. It uses light energy to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. Its benefits include:

  • Reduces inflammation on the skin
  • Improves skin complexion and builds collagen, which reduces wrinkles
  • Helps to mend sun damage
  • Cures mild acne
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • Painless treatment

Although the laser light is beneficial for everyone, some people are not suitable.

Make sure you do not fall under that category before deciding to go for the treatment.

Who is not a Suitable Candidate for Laser Light Therapy?

You are not the right candidate for laser/light therapy if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnant women
  • Consuming Accutane
  • Have keloid scarring
  • Show unusual scar formations after any treatment
  • Suffered through recent sunburn
  • A severe case of acne
  • Skin resurfacing disorders
  • Have dark skin tone
  • Using blood thinners

If you do not fit in the list mentioned above, then you are suitable to opt for LLLT. Remember; get your skin thoroughly checked a dermatologist before the treatment. It might be that your skin is overly sensitive and would react negatively.

What are the Side effects of LLLT?

Even though LLLT is beneficial for your skin rejuvenation, it does not come without side effects. You may go through these side effects if your skin is susceptible:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Discolouration
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Crusting

What to expect from a Laser Light Therapy?

Your treatment will not show any changes until several weeks after the treatment. You might also notice these problems, but they are temporary and nothing to be worried about:

  • Your treated area might appear pink or red for 4 to 8 hours
  • You might also have a slight stinging feeling. Similar to a mild sunburn in the treated area for 4 to 6 hours. You can use cool packs to reduce this sensation
  • Mild swelling in the treated area that usually disappears within some days

Also, make sure you take these precautions after your treatment:

  • Avoid applying makeup to the treated area for 24 hours or until redness, and stinging has disappeared.
  • Apply a good moisturizing lotion twice daily while the treatment is ongoing and after the treatment for 3 months.

By following these simple tips mentioned above, your LLLT treatment will make your skin change for the better. Remember to get all the essential details about the treatment. Ask your doctor if laser light treatment is suitable for your specific skin type.

 

Dr. Gajanan Jadhao

I am a Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist and Anesthesiologist in Pune. I have more than 16 years of experience in this field.

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