What is Photonsmart LED
PhotonSmart LED is the world’s most powerful and versatile LED phototherapy system. It uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology, and specific wavelengths in the light spectrum to send light into the deeper layers of the skin to activate and stimulate cellular activity.
Designed and manufactured in Australia the PhotonSmart LED utilises advanced software systems to tailor the colour of light, strength and treatment time to target specific concerns effectively.
PhotonSmart LED is recommended for effective non-invasive skin rejuvenation, collagen and elastin stimulation, scar prevention, photo-ageing, acne and for improving the appearance age spots, acne, skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles.
The treatment is safe, painless, and requires no recovery time. Consult with our qualified team to determine if Photonsmart LED is the right solution for your needs.
Used to Treat
- Broken capillaries
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Skin rejuvenation
What to Expect
The sessions are designed to be a relaxing experience, typically lasting between 10 to 30 minutes. The exact duration can vary based on the specific treatment and the recommendations of your clinician.
LED phototherapy is generally painless and well-tolerated, causing no discomfort. The light is very bright and protective goggles will be provided.
How to Prepare for Treatment
The best results are achieved by avoiding excessive sun exposure for in the weeks leading up to treatment. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF, and limit sun exposure.
Always pre and post treat your skin with an active home skin care plan as directed by The Mayah Clinic. This will accelerate the results of your treatment.
On the day of the treatment, arrive with the treatment area cleansed, free of makeup, creams or any other skincare products.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does LED stand for?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. These are very small semiconductors that emit light when a current is passed through them. Specialised therapeutic LEDs have extra luminescence emitted through a very specific wavelength band, and are used for the purpose of skin rejuvenation. Unlike thermal laser, IPL, or BBL, LED phototherapy is non-invasive and non-thermal and so has no downtime. Also LED therapy involves the use of continuous light rather than pulses. Each wavelength will penetrate a different depth into skin and have a different effect. But it is not a laser beam.
How many treatments will I need?
A number of treatment sessions will be be recommended for maintenance. If it is used for treating a specific condition, like acne, rosacea or dermatitis it will often be suggested that several visits a week are a good place to start. If it is being used for skin maintenance, then a monthly visit will suffice. Different settings may be chosen on different visits depending what is needed on assessment of the skin.
Is there any downtime with LED?
No, there is no discomfort and no downtime with LED. The effect of the treatment doesn’t rely on heat and trauma to the skin, but on allowing skin cells to absorb the light energy.
Can LED treatments be used with other treatments?
Yes, LED can be used after many other treatments. A common effective monthly treatment is an enzyme facial followed by LED. In treating acne we use an acne facial and extraction session followed by LED. LED can be used on its post-treatment setting following halo laser to reduce swelling and redness. We do not usually use it post-micro needling as part of the result of this treatment is about the reaction in the skin to the needling. (Exceptions are sometimes made if a patient had extra sensitive or reactive skin).
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have an LED light treatment?
Now that these machines are strong (they were in use years ago but only very weak lights were available), they should be prescribed for you. Although they are generally effective at reducing pigmentation, occasionally they can exacerbate melasma, so this should be assessed. Some patients may find the light too bright, even with the safety goggles in place.
Start your journey with a comprehensive skin analysis
Our approach is centred on personalisation. An initial consultation will ensure we can offer you bespoke, medically-backed guidance around which customised treatments will enable you to achieve long-lasting natural, targeted results, and healthy glowing skin.