FAQs | Dermalux LED

Your Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is Dermalux LED Phototherapy?

Dermalux is a non-invasive treatment that uses the most clinically proven wavelengths to energise cells and trigger the skins natural rejuvenating and healing processes to treat a wide range of conditions.

02 Are there any side effects?

There is no risk of irritation, side effects or down time that may be associated with more invasive procedures. There have been no reported side effects in over 3,000 published clinical studies. However, it is important to be aware that photosensitive medications or health conditions may be contraindicated to the LED treatment due to increased sensitivity to light exposure. Please refer to the User or Protocol manual supplied with your device.

03 Is the treatment safe?

Yes. Dermalux has one of the highest safety profiles of any skin care treatment. It does not generate heat or UV wavelengths so cannot damage skin tissue or create photosensitivity. It is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types and the most sensitive skin conditions.

04 What does the Dermalux treatment feel like?

Dermalux is a relaxing, pain free experience with evidenced wellbeing effects. The treatment does not generate heat but a feeling of natural warmth is common due to the increase in blood circulation.

05 How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments required for optimum results is subject to a number of factors including indication and severity, age and lifestyle. An initial course of 8 to 12 sessions (depending on the Dermalux device used) is generally recommended for all conditions. Treatments taken in quick succession will generally achieve faster results.

06 How long do the results last?

Results can last for several months following a course of Dermalux treatments subject to the indication. However, regular maintenance treatments are advised to extend results as part of an on-going skin health programme.

07 Can I apply a sheet mask at the same time as the LED treatment?

No. We do not recommend using any mask on the skin with Dermalux as this will cause a barrier which will block some of the beneficial light. The mask can either be applied before or after the LED treatment.

08 Can I apply topical products with the LED treatment?

If you want to apply products with the LED treatment, we recommend a water based topical that absorbs easily to avoid reflection of the beneficial light. Avoid anything with a high concentration of active ingredients which may be applied immediately after the LED treatment. For very sensitive or problem skin conditions, apply the LED to cleansed skin only without any topical product to avoid the risk of adverse response.

09 Does Dermalux stimulate vitamin D production?

No.Vitamin D production is triggered by exposure to UVB light which converts cholesterol found naturally in the body to vitamin D3.

10 Will Dermalux give me a tan?

No. Demalux does not use any wavelengths in the UV spectrum. Our LED’s have a very narrow nanometre tolerance to ensure they only emit the required peak wavelength.

11 Why can’t I see the Near Infrared light?

Light is a powerful energy which is made up of wavelengths ranging from very short gamma rays to very long radio waves. The human eye has evolved to detect wavelengths between 400nm and 700nm as colour. We see this as the rainbow ranging from blue through to red light. We do not see UV wavelengths which range up to 390nm and at the other end of the electromagnetic spectrum, we do not detect Near Infrared wavelengths at around 800nm plus. NIR is a very powerful wavelength even though we cannot see it.

12 Is Near Infrared light beneficial alone?

Absolutely. As we don’t see NIR light, it is easy to underestimate the amazing therapeutic benefits. NIR is the wound healing wavelength. It accelerates repair and has powerful calming and soothing benefits for inflammatory and problem skin conditions. It is also proven for pain relief.

13 Is there an age limit for the Dermalux treatment?

No. Dermalux is safe for all ages however treatment of clients under the age of 18 will be at the discretion of the clinic and may require parental consent.

14 Can I treat my client who is undergoing treatment for cancer?

We do not recommend using the Dermalux treatment on any client who is currently undergoing medical treatment for cancer. Once the client has been signed off by the oncologist or doctor, it is safe to proceed. Dermalux can be used on clients who have previously had cancer.

15 Can I use Dermalux on my client that is pregnant?

Even though the Dermalux treatment is very safe, our devices have not been tested on pregnant women therefore the risk is unknown. Treatment will be at the discretion of the skin care practitioner. It is safe to use on clients who are breast feeding.

Still have questions?

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