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LED Light Therapy Information

LED Light Therapy Treatment Information
Medical Grade Light Therapy

Considering our LED light therapy services, or while you are waiting to come and see us, we have put together a set of frequently asked questions ,which will answer some common questions you may have, and lots of information you may not have thought of yet.

Are LED treatments suitable for me?

Our LED treatments are safe, comfortable and suitable for all skin types.

Prior to booking, please review the list of contraindications listed below, to ensure you are suitable for our light therapy treatment. 

If you are unsure about which light/wavelength to have, leave it to us. During consultation, your clinician will discuss a treatment plan tailored to your individual skin concerns.

For maximum results, and for long term maintenance, it's important to combine your Medilux LED treatment with home care and after care that supports your skin, and keeps your skin looking good and feeling great.

How many treatments should I have?

For optimal results, we recommend a treatment series of 6 to 8, performed twice a week.

No more than 4 days apart is recommended for optimal results.

Monthly maintenance is then recommended to maintain desired results.

Do I need to prepare for my treatment?

To ensure you achieve the best results possible, an appropriate homecare routine should be incorporated alongside your treatment plan. We liken treatments and skin care to going to the dentist for a clean, and then not brushing your teeth at home; 70% of the results you obtain are achieved by what you do daily and consistently.

 

Your clinician will provide you with an appropriate home care prescription as part of your treatment plan.

 

Prior to treatment, please notify your clinician of any changes in medical history, medication or sun exposure.

What is the post treatment care ?

Avoid exercise, excessive sweating, hot showers, spas, saunas and pools for 24 hours post treatment.

Apply SPF 30 everyday.

Any issues, please contact your clinician as soon as possible.

Can LED treatments be combined with our other aesthetic treatments?

Yes. LED treatments are restorative by nature and will optimise results when paired with our many of our treatments. 

Is your equipment TGA Listed?

Yes. Our MediLux light therapy device is a medical grade device and is registered with the TGA ( ARTG number 317123 ). 

How do our LED treatments work?

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Our LED treatments with utilise 1,500 powerful light emitting diodes ranging from blue to green, yellow, red and near-infrared. Each light wavelength targets different specific skin concerns, and treatment is commonly used to address acne congestion, facial redness, pigmentation, uneven tone, ­neck lines, wrinkles and signs of ageing.

Unlike other light based therapies , like lasers and IPL, which use cell destruction to promote changes in the skin layers, LED light therapy stimulates positive changes in the skin cells, through a process known as photobiomodulation.

 

LED light therapy uses light at specific wavelengths that penetrate the skin and are absorbed by light absorbing entities called chromophores, which trigger positive cell changes in the skin.

The different wavelengths penetrate the skin at different depths and result in various positive cell changes, depending on the chromophore that is targeted. 

Blue Light (415nm)

Reduces sebaceous actvity and acne vulgaris. Works to clear congestion and kills acne-causing bacteria.

 

Green Light (520nm)

Assists with skin tone correction and aids detoxi­cation to reduce redness and irritation for a balanced, calm complexion.

 

Yellow Light (590nm)

Stimulates collagen production and assists wound repair to naturally heal and regenerate skin from within. Benefi­cial for rosacea and post-laser treatments.

 

Red Light (633nm)

Increases blood circulation and lymphatic flow to encourage cellular renewal and promote a youthful complexion.

 

Near-Infrared Light (830nm)

Increases white blood cell production to regenerate, rejuvenate, tighten and repair inflamed and ageing skin. Works to boost ATP for deep cellular regeneration and wound healing

What are the Contraindications

The following list of contraindications prohibit LED treatments from taking place.

Discoid Lupus:

Two-thirds of people with lupus have increased sensitivity to light, either from sunlight or from artificial inside light, such as fluorescent light or both.

Anti-arthritic medication

Anti-arthritic medication can also cause the skin to be much more sensitive to light (Ridaura, Gold 50). This could cause a skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn.

 

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. For about 3% of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures.

 

Photosensitive disorders

Photosensitive disorders such as Porphyria, Lupus erythematosus, photosensitive eczema and Albinism.

Contagious diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox, Mumps). Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin, also known as Accutane. If the client is currently using Accutane for acne, be advised that this powerful drug derived from vitamin A increases the client’s skin’s sensitivity to light. LED treatments can only be provided if the medication has not been taken within the last six months.

Medical Contraindications:

Please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.

Pregnancy

MediLUX has NOT been tested on pregnant women and therefore the risk to the unborn baby or pregnant women is unknown. We would advise that the client gains medical consent from their primary health care provider if they wish to proceed with a LED treatment during pregnancy.

St John’s Wort or other herbal remedies

St John’s Wort taken in very large amounts (more than the RDA) may cause some people to be slightly more sensitive to light. We would advise that the client gains advice from their primary health care provider if they wish to proceed with LED treatments while taking any herbal supplement that leads to increased light sensitivity.

Statins (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin).

Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. If the client is taking this type of medication, the treatment can still be administered at the discretion of the client' doctor as long as they report no increased sensitivity to the light since commencing the drug.

Anti-Arrhythmic drugs

Certain Anti-Arrhythmic drugs used to treat heart issues (including heart failure and irregular heartbeat), can lead to photophobia for some patients. If the client is using a drug like this it is at the client physician's discretion as to whether you commence a MediLUX treatment.

Light-induced migraines

Light-induced migraines are uncommon but can occur as a result of exposure to bright light. Once again, we would advise the client to gain medical advice before proceeding with a MediLUX treatment in this instance.

 

EGFR inhibitors

Certain drugs called EGFR inhibitors that are used to treat cancer can also cause photosensitivity. Please consult your physician before commencing a course of MediLUX Treatments.

Medication Cautions:

There are certain drugs that can make the skin light sensitive. We would advise that MediLUX treatments only be administered as long as the below medication has not been taken in the last 5 days.

Topical Anti-inflammatory

Topical Anti-inflammatory (Ketoprofen, Oruvail) (do not apply LED treatment directly over gel).

 

Antibiotics

(Tetracyline group: Doxyclyline, Oxytetracycline, Lymecycline etc) (Quinolone group: Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Levofloxacin) (Sulfonamides: sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim).

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Naproxen, Celecoxib) Diuretics (Furosemide, Bumetanide, Hydro-chlorothiazide)
Retinoids Tretinoin (Topical) (Roaccutane/Accutane, Retinova, Retin A gel). Anti-arthritic (Azathioprine)

Anti-Cancer drugs (Ledertrexate/Methotrexate)
Antifungals (Terbinafine, Itraconazole, Voriconazole, Griseofulvin (Grisovin)) Anti-Psychotic (Chlorpromazines: Thorazine Sonazine)