Introducing LIGHTWAVE: The Best LED Light Therapy in Kansas City

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You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a great skincare treatment. With LED light therapy, you can clear away imperfections (yes, even acne!) for less than more invasive aesthetic procedures. Specifically, the LIGHTWAVE LED system uses a patented combination of red, infrared, and blue lights to get you one step closer to the skin you’ve always wanted. 

Our specialists at AesthetiCare absolutely adore LIGHTWAVE and all that it offers to our clients. We can either combine LED light therapy with our other procedures or we can perform it as a standalone treatment. It’s all up to you and your needs! 

If you’re interested in finding the best LED light therapy in Kansas City, just keep reading to learn more about LIGHTWAVE and how it works. 

How does LED light therapy work?

LED (light emitting diode) therapy involves penetrating the skin with different wavelengths to rejuvenate the skin. These wavelengths can affect cellular metabolism by triggering intracellular reactions such as collagen synthesis and increased blood flow. One of the best parts about LIGHTWAVE is that it comes with different protocols that your provider can customize to your unique skin needs. 

Let’s break down how different colors impact the skin:

Red light/Infrared light: The combination of red and infrared light targets deep and superficial layers of your, tackling damage wherever lies. Red light waves increase mitochondrial stimulation, leading to an increase of the compound, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Since ATP is the power source for most cell functionality, it also boosts fibroblast productions. And if you don’t know, fibroblasts are in charge of making collagen and elastin fibers, giving you younger-looking, more radiant skin

Blue light: Blue light works great for more superficial imperfections, especially acne. It focuses on cutibacterium acnes (also known as P. acnes), which is a slow-growing bacterium believed to play a major role in acne formation. Once blue light waves hit the skin, it causes oxygen to form and kill off the bacterium. Basically, LED light therapy can fight acne at the source so you can say goodbye to unsightly breakouts. 

While there are at-home light therapy devices, to see noticeable results, you’ll definitely want to get a professional treatment. That way, you know you’ll truly be helping your skin, rather than wasting money on something that may or may not work. 

A LIGHTWAVE treatment is 100% pain free and only lasts about 30 minutes. Without downtime or lingering discomfort, you can return to your daily activities as you normally would. Keep in mind that you may need multiple treatments to gain optimal results, so it’s important to follow the plan created by your provider.

Conditions LED light therapy treats

Since LED light therapy is so customizable, it can treat a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Sun damage & hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Dry skin
  • And more

That means, a LIGHTWAVE treatment could benefit almost anyone! 

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On the most basic level, acne comes from clogged and infected pores. Pores are tiny hair follicles in your skin that release oil and sweat. Ideally, pores create the perfect balance to help moisturize the skin without overproducing, but of course, the ideal situation doesn’t always happen. At times, those pores produce too much oil, which can cause acne.

Excess oil, sweat, and dead skin cells get trapped inside your pores, building up until the pore becomes infected. That mixed with bacteria creates pimples and acne. While most common in teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages. 

If you suffer from acne, you’re definitely not alone. About 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience an acne breakout in some variation. That is exactly why acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S.

There typically isn’t a single cause for someone’s acne, which can make it difficult to treat. However, common underlying factors that attribute to breakouts include: 

Hormonal changes: Hormones play a major role in oil production. When your hormones become unbalanced or they are constantly changing, your skin may produce more oil, which in turn may lead to more acne. These changes may come from: 

  • Puberty
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Pregnancy 
  • Birth control 
  • Menopause

Genetics: Unfortunately, genetics tend to control a lot of aspects in your body that you can’t do much about. If a close family member (i.e. your parents) suffered from acne, you’re more likely to face the condition too. 

Diet: Diet doesn’t always lead to acne, but it may be a factor depending on how your body reacts to certain foods. For some people, greasy foods, dairy, and too much refined sugar can cause inflammation that makes an appearance on their skin. In those cases, cutting out certain foods can help better manage acne. 

Medications: Certain medications such as birth control pills or corticosteroids can cause acne flare ups. In these cases, it’s best to talk to your physician about possible alternative solutions if the acne becomes too severe. 

Fortunately, a blue light therapy treatment targets acne, no matter the source. When combined with red light/infrared light, LIGHTWAVE can also help break down scar tissue and stimulate healthier tissue. 

Sun damage

If you loved to soak up the sun but didn’t wear sunscreen when you were younger, you may be noticing the effects of sun damage. 

Light that travels from the sun comes in short and long wavelengths. The longer wavelengths, similar to radio waves, are harmless and won’t damage your skin. On the other hand, shorter wavelengths like UVA and UVB rays are the ones that are the problem. No matter if it’s a hot summer day or a cold winter night, the sun is always emitting UV rays (yes, even after dark). UV rays can penetrate deep into the skin and manipulate the underlying cells, breaking down collagen and causing issues like:

  • Freckles
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Melasma
  • Age spots

Your skin consists of two layers: the epidermis (outer layer) and the dermis (inner layer). Within the epidermis lies cells called melanocytes that produce melanin. Melanin is what gives your skin pigment and protects it from UV rays. Ever wonder why your skin “tans” after laying out in the sun? It’s simply a response to sun damage. The body creates more melanin to help combat future damage and sunburns. 

Creams and SPF can also protect your skin from future damage, but what about the damage you already have? That’s where LED light therapy comes in. Using red/infrared waves helps balance melanin (brown pigment) in the skin. It can also rehydrate the skin and promote collagen production to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. 

If you suffer from more severe hyperpigmentation like melasma, we recommend combining LIGHTWAVE with more intensive aesthetic treatments. At AesthetiCare, our melasma peel is specifically designed to reduce the appearance of melasma and brighten the skin.

Skin laxity

You may not realize that oftentimes, sagging skin simply comes from the body’s natural aging process. When you’re younger, your body produces tons of collagen and elastin (fibers that create the framework for your skin). However, once you hit your 30s, production begins to slow, and without a strong framework, your skin starts to fall—you can thank gravity for that. 

Yes, LIGHTWAVE can help tighten loose skin, too! Red/infrared lights help promote blood flow, which circulates necessary nutrients, leading to skin retraction. You will probably need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. To really amplify skin tightening, you can pair your LED light treatment with SkinTyte, an innovative, full-body infrared treatment. 

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How to know if LED light therapy in Kansas City is right for you

If you suffer from one of the above conditions, LED light therapy could definitely be for you! However, the only way to be absolutely sure is by visiting a professional. 

For those in the Kansas City area, you can always visit our pristine Ward Parkway office for a free consultation. We want to understand your skincare needs and goals to ensure the treatment could work best for you. Through our experience, we can also create a customized treatment plan, including how many sessions you’ll need and which complementing procedures will maximize your benefits. Our goal is your satisfaction, meaning we will do everything we can to help you achieve the look you’re after!

Feel free to contact our staff for more information, and we’ll be happy to give you more details on LIGHTWAVE and what it could do for you. 

Get the best LED light therapy in Kansas City at AesthetiCare 

At AesthetiCare, our LIGHTWAVE LED treatments go beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping every single client look and feel their best every day. 

Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!

Contact us or use our virtual consultation tool to tell us about your needs and schedule a free one-hour consultation. 

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What our clients are saying

Krissy is thorough and easy to talk to. She is confident in her skills and put me at ease.

Jessica is always keeping me up to date on new and exciting treatments. Although I have done multiple Intracel treatments in the past, this time she encouraged me to add on PRP. I highly recommend. Healing time was so fast!

Jessica did a great job always checking with me on how I was feeling. She was always concerned about how I was doing and doing the best job she could!

Jennifer explained everything in details and was very diligent in making sure that the procedure and follow up went well

I was given the proper guidance and steps to take to make my skin better. I truly love the honesty, care, and time taken to help find solutions to make my skin better. The before and after pictures truly show a difference on how well the procedure works. And I’m still noticing differences as my skin continues to heal.

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