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Clin Plast Surg. 2016 Jul;43(3):541-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2016.03.011. Epub 2016 May 6.

Low Level Light Therapy with Light-Emitting Diodes for the Aging Face.

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Clinique L Dermatology, 219 Sowon-ro, Haengshin-dong, Deogyang-gu, Gyeonggi-do 412-223, South Korea. Electronic address:
Aesthetica Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center, Bethlehem, PA 18017, USA.


Low level light therapy (LLLT) with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is emerging from the mists of black magic as a solid medico-scientific modality, with a substantial buildup of corroborative bodies of evidence for its efficacy and elucidation of the modes of action. Reports are appearing from many different specialties; however, of particular interest to plastic surgeons treating the aging face is the proven action of LED-LLLT on skin cells in both the epidermis and dermis and enhanced blood flow. Thus, LED-LLLT is a safe and effective stand-alone therapy for patients who are prepared to wait until the final effect is perceived.


Aging face; LED; Light-emitting diodes; Low level light therapy

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