This treatment was provided in exchange for a review. All images shown and thoughts are all my own.
Hello skincare junkies! How was your first week of February 2020? We are over the hump of January and February is on a roll. Today’s post is a review on a treatment I received by Pulse Light Clinic. Read on to hear about my experience with the LED Photo-therapy treatment.
LED Photo-therapy Treatment
I have had LED facials before and was intrigued when Pulse Light told me this was different. The machine they use is called the Dermalux LED Photo-therapy and more powerful than the handheld LED lights used. You know me, I’m always up for trying new skincare treatments. If you’re new to LED treatments, let me give you a quick run down on the what and hows.
What is LED Therapy?
In a nutshell, LED light therapy is using LED light at different wave lengths to treat acne, skin regeneration, minimising redness and encouraging the production of collagen. There are usually 3 main colours used, they are: red, blue and green. Red is used to target anti-ageing; blue targets acne and green is for calming the skin and lightening hyper-pigmentation spots. It’s non-evasive and can be done within 20 minutes. It’s recommended that you have a course of treatments for the best results.
I arrived at the Pulse Light Clinic on Fenchurch Street and was given a number of forms to complete. They asked questions about medications I may be taking. If you’re using Accutane to treat your acne, apparently it’s not a good idea to use the LED photo-therapy treatment.
It was time for my treatment, I was asked to lie down and handed a pair of goggles. The Beauty Therapist explained that the procedure will last for 20 minutes and the light will be incredibly bright. Hence the goggles. After checking I was comfortable, the treatment started and a) I was grateful for the goggles and b) felt like I was laying in the sun. My skin felt warm and after awhile, I think I fell asleep. Oops! I hope I didn’t start snoring :).
I was dreaming of chilling on the beach but alas, my 20 minutes was up. A mirror was handed to me and when I looked at my face it was red. I was told that this is very normal. It took about an hour for it to settle but you can use makeup straight after the if you want. If you want to see my skin right after the treatment and the next day, check my highlights on Instagram.
Do I like the LED photo-therapy treatment? Yes! It was a quick, painless procedure and my skin looked brighter the next day. Would I repeat it? Again yes. A package deal works out at £50 a session. Is it for everyone? No. Everything isn’t for everyone and you need to determine if this will work for your skin. No point spending money on something, have high expectations and being disappointed with the results.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any sort of LED photo-therapy treatments before. What was your experience? If you haven’t tried it, would you? If you’re interested, you can find out more here.
Thank you to Pulse Light Clinic for having me. As always, thanks for reading and remember to sign up for the weekly newsletter!
Until next time, be well! x