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LED Light Therapy Science What is the difference between LED Light therapy colours?

LED Light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to deliver therapeutic doses of light energy our skin. When the wavelength is changed our eyes perceive that as a different colour of light.  Shorter wavelengths are perceived as blue, purple or green, and longer wavelengths as yellow, red and infrared.

  • Blue light therapy (450-495nm) penetrates a short distance into the skin, eliminating acne causing bacteria, reducing inflammation and calming redness.
  • Red light therapy (600-700nm) penetrates deeper into the skins dermis and subcutaneous layers calming redness, reducing inflammation and causing an intensive collagen stimulation. It has also been proven to help with fine lines and wrinkles and causes a generally improved skin quality and texture.
  • Infrared light therapy (900-1100nm) penetrates deeper helping with wound healing, collagen stimulation, skin rejuvenation and general skin improvement.

What is LED light therapy?

LED light energy was originally developed by NASA scientists over 50 years ago to help plants grow in space!

LED light therapy uses an array of bright light emitting diodes that send low level light energy into the deeper layers of the skin to eliminate acne causing bacteria, improve metabolic processes within skin cells and activate fibroblasts to promote new collagen formation.

Initially used to speed the healing of chronic wounds, countless scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of LED light therapy in treating: fine lines and wrinkles, redness/rosacea, acne, sun-damage, skin inflammation and general skin ageing.

  • Scientifically proven therapy to improve wrinkles, skin quality, redness, acne and general skin tone
  • Pleasant relaxing treatment that can be done in your lunch break
  • Safe for adults and adolescents
  • Customisable light wavelengths to treat your specific skin concern
  • Performed by experienced dermal therapists in our luxurious environment
  • Best results are seen when used in combination with our peptide serums and masks

Prices and Packages

Treat yourself to the ultimate in skin rejuvenation. LED light therapy has been scientifically proven to improve all kinds of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, skin quality/texture, acne, redness and to improve healing post laser/surgery/injectables.

Prices and Packages

Consultations with our doctors, nurses and dermal therapists are complimentary and obligation free.

Choose either red, blue or infrared/yellow light therapy.

Complete a full LED light therapy treatment in our luxurious setting.

Boost the intensity of your LED light therapy by adding on an extra light wavelength.

Protect your treatment results by applying your choice of healing serums: skin rejuvenation, pigment correction, deep cleanse and soothing.

Rejuvenate, tone and cleanse with our take home peptide face mask. This is a perfect addition to your skin care routine.

Save over $250 on your complete redness/rosacea package. Includes: 8 sessions of combination red light therapy, complimentary post treatment serum and complimentary add on of infrared light therapy.

Save over $250 on your complete acne reduction package. Includes: 8 sessions of alternating red/blue light therapy, complimentary post treatment serum and complimentary add on of infrared light therapy.

Save over $250 on your complete post threadlift, facetite, cosmetic injectables or laser skin resurfacing procedures. This significantly improves bruising, swelling and healing post procedure, without any pain or downtime. Includes: 8 sessions of red light therapy, complimentary post treatment serum, and complimentary add on of infrared.

Treatments to compliment

Broken Capillaries and Prominent Veins

Rid yourself of broken capillaries, enlarged blood vessels and spider veins, with our gold-standard vascular laser treatments, delivered by our team of experienced Skin & Laser Therapists.

Redness, Facial Flushing, Port Wine Stains and Rosacea

Rediscover a face without redness, red spots, rosacea or broken unsightly capillaries.

Micro needling Five Dock

Dermapen Skin Needling

Skin needling is an intense collagen-stimulating process that helps to restore a healthy, glowing and youthful complexion.

Chemical Peels

Exfoliate, de-congest, brighten, hydrate and revive your skin with our range of chemical peels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions can be treated with LED phototherapy?

LED phototherapy is the perfect addition to all of our cosmetic treatments. The most common conditions we treat with LED at Contour Clinics include:

  • Acne
  • General skin tiredness and ageing
  • Rosacea
  • After cosmetic injectables to aid in healing and prevent bruising
  • Bruise removal – great when combined with our laser therapies

How does LED light therapy work for acne?

The mechanism of action of LED light therapy in acne treatments is two-fold.

1) Using red LED light therapy, targeted light wavelengths penetrate deep into the skin to improve skin cell function, decrease the skin inflammation associated with active acne and promote healing of acne damaged skin.

2) Using blue LED light therapy, metabolic processes within the proprionibacterium acnes bacteria (a bacteria thought to contribute to the development of acne) are impaired. This can cause an eradication of p.acnes bacteria, significantly improving acne severity, skin tone and texture.

Is LED light therapy good for Rosacea?


There are numerous clinical studies that support the success of LED light therapy for the treatment of rosacea.

Targeted LED light wavelengths treat rosacea worsening skin bacteria, while deeper wavelengths improve skin cell metabolism, reducing cellular free radicals and improving skin cell oxygen consumption. This translates into decreased skin inflammation and redness.

What colour LED light is best for the treatment of rosacea?

The simple answer is all of them. Clinical studies on the treatment of rosacea use a combination of red, blue and infrared LED light therapy to successfully treat all layers of the skin, decrease the amount of inflammatory skin bacteria and promote healing of inflamed red skin.

We recommend an alternating course of red and blue light therapy that is at the same time combined with infrared.

Does LED light therapy work for broken capillaries?

Yes. LED light therapy will help decrease the number of newly forming broken capillaries. This occurs by reducing inflammation and decreasing bacterial load on the skin.

To completely remove already formed broken capillaries we suggest IPL or RF pin depending on their location. See our broken capillaries page.

What are the risks of treatment?

There are no side effects with LED light therapy.

Will treatments hurt?

There is no pain associated with this treatment. Patients describe a pleasant warm feeling.

Does LED light therapy use UV rays?

No. There are no harmful UV rays used in LED light therapy treatments.

Can LED light therapy cause burns?

No, there are no reported cases of LED light therapy causing burns to the skin.

Is LED light therapy dangerous?

No. This is an extremely safe treatment with no associated risks.

Is LED light therapy safe for your face?

Yes! LED light therapy is completely safe to use on the face.

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