LED Therapy is really making a name for itself on the beauty scene at the moment. It’s the “must have” treatment, appearing on celebrities’ Insta and in skin clinics. LED is a proven, pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment and anti-ageing method. We explain the benefits of LED therapy and how it works.


LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a light source that emits energy at different wavelengths and penetrates the skins layers to improve the overall feel and appearance. Originally discovered by NASA during the 70’s to assist in the growth of plants, the treatment was subsequently found to generate similar results for skin.

The treatment itself is fast and easy. First your skin will need to be cleansed. Then the LED light machine will be placed over your face.  The machine features panels of LED lights in different colours depending on what skin issue you may be targeting. Despite the light, this treatment is actually not hot on the face but a gentle warmth many people find relaxing.


Our Xen LED Phototherapy system uses third-generation LED technology for superior treatment intensities, even energy distribution and faster treatment times. The Xen LED device offers blue, red or infrared lights.  Talk to your skin therapist about your skin concerns and what you would like to improve to ensure the most effective light colour is selected for you.

The most common colour used is a red light, which is suitable for all skin types. It rejuvenates the skin by promoting collagen production, leaving your skin looking plump and reducing the appearance of fine lines. The red light also treats sun-damage, stretch marks and can reduce facial redness issues like Rosacea. The blue light is used to kill vulgaris, the bacteria that causes the skin condition, acne. The infrared light penetrates deep into the skin, assisting with inflammation whilst tightening skin. Lights can be used together during treatments, for example blue and red are often combined during a session to eliminate acne and help the skin heal faster.

The best results will be seen if LED therapy treatment is a part of a series. Typically, we recommend six to eight treatments, every one to two weeks and a maintenance treatment every couple of months to ensure the best results.

Because of the non-invasive nature of this treatment is it a favourite among brides-to-be or for those that have a big event coming up. The LED light sessions run for approximately 20 minutes with zero downtime. This makes the treatment easy to complete on your lunch break for convenience and won’t interrupt your social commitments following the treatment.


At Medical Aesthetic Laser Clinics, we are Melbourne’s most experienced and trusted aesthetic clinics with over 33 years’ experience. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your treatment goals, recommend a customised treatment plan and answer any questions that you have. Simply click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book your complimentary consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team on (03) 9916 9631.


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