Cosmetic Dermatology

LED Light – Acne Treatments

Work by NASA proposed that Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) had potential benefits for the medical community. Using this knowledge, coupled with the understanding of how light interacts with the body, new LED devices came on the market. Blue light kills acne bacteria. Red light stimulates collagen formation and helps beat inflammation.

LED light treatments against acne

What can I expect from LED light treatments?

It depends on the specific skin condition you’d like to treat:

  1. Skin rejuvenation treatments using red and near-infrared light have a significant effect on periorbital wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and bestow the skin with a healthier and more vibrant look.
  2. Combining blue and red light helps reduce the bacteria that cause the redness and inflammation of acne. It helps reduce the redness of acne lesions and promotes healing, resulting in clearer and healthier skin.

The advantages of LED light

  • Stimulates the body’s own cellular mechanisms by photomodulation.
  • It’s not a laser or an IPL, so no heat, no side effects and no downtime.
  • A non-invasive, non-ablative, safe therapy.
  • No damage to sub-dermal tissue.
  • A relaxing and calming experience.
  • Allows treatment of large areas such as the face and chest.
  • Simple to operate.

Acne treatment:
Blue light (each 10 min)
6x subscription 550 CHF

Collagen stimulat5on treatment:
Red light (each 15 min)
5x subscription 550 CHF

If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic treatments at our clinic in Zurich, request a consultation with Dr. Liv Kraemer.

We don’t perform LED treatments without having started with a skin analysis as your skin might not need a cosmetic treatment but would benefit from a skincare routine that is tailored to its specific needs. You can either make an appointment online or call us at 0041 44 211 88 11 during our phone hours to schedule your appointment.


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