Frequently Ask Question

Q1 What is LED Light Therapy?

LED (Light Emitting Diode) light therapy also known as biostimulation was originally researched and developed by NASA scientists, to help grow plants in space, and later develop to assist with healing wounds and scarring.

LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits. LED light therapy has long been recognised for its regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties.


Q2 How does LED Light Therapy work?

LED Light Therapy involves exposing the skin to low levels of beneficial light energy from the visible and infrared part of the light spectrum which have proven skin enhancing benefits. Skin cells that are energised function better and can regenerate up to 5 times faster accelerating repair which in turn leads to younger, healthy and rejuvenated skin.


LED Light Therapy works by producing a natural biochemical effect in skin cells and strengthens the cell mitochondria, (powerhouse of the cell) it is where the cells energy is created. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using light therapy, a cell can make more ATP. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer of the skin have the job of producing collagen and elastin therefore LED gives the cells the energy they need to start producing collagen and elastin. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.


LED Light Therapy provides compromised cells with the energy to regain and restore vitality naturally. It’s powerful, deeply penetrating wavelengths are absorbed by photo acceptors in the cell’s mitochondria (powerhouse that stores ATP).  This boost of cellular energy results in a cascade of metabolic events leading to an increase in micro-circulation, tissue repair and a decrease in inflammation and pain.


Q3 What are the benefits of Kernel LED Light Therapy

  • Clinically proven treatment with visible results
  • Produces an instant lift with long term facial contouring
  • Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of sun damage
  • Heals redness caused by acne, rosacea and eczema
  • Restores radiance
  • Promotes the body's own natural healing process

Q4 How should I prepare my skin before Kernel LED light therapy

You skin needs to be make-up free, so please remove all makeup before you arrive at the salon.


Q5 What aftercare should you use after light therapy?

Avoid the sun for at least 48 hours and apply SPF.  You can take an anti-inflammatory in case of swelling and redness or apply cold packs if required.


Q6 How long will it take to see results?

LED Phototherapy may provide immediate visible improvement to the skin; revitalising a dull and tired complexion and calming redness and irritation.

Most people will see initial results in 4-8 treatments; many notice results in as short a time as 1-3 weeks, while a few people will take as long as 9-12 weeks.

Results with any LED system are cumulative and a course of treatments taken in close succession is recommended for optimum results. We recommend a minimum course of 6 if you want to super charge your skin for specific skin concerns, an intensive course of - 12 treatments, 1-2 two times a week, 3-4 days apart for about 6 weeks. This will give the skin the initial boost it needs and from there, we can begin to cut back the number of sessions to about 1-2 per month for maintenance.

Results can last for several months and regular maintenance treatments offer lasting improvement in the appearance and health of the skin. Results will vary dependent age and skin concern and treatment plan.

Regular maintenance treatments offer lasting improvement in the appearance and health of the skin.


Q7 Can I use my cosmeceutical skin care products in conjunction with LED?

Absolutely, in fact LED light therapy actually increases the uptake and effectiveness of cosmeceutical skin care products, faster results can be achieved when used with LED light therapy.


Q8 Is LED light therapy only available for the face?

LED light therapy is adjustable for face and body areas for treatment.


Q9 Why is LED light therapy limited to 15-20 minutes

According to research, your skin can only absorb and make use of so much light (energy) in any given amount of time.

After 15-20 minutes, it will begin to reach a plateau and anything more than that is generally considered a waste of time and no further benefits exist.