Dermalux LED Phototherapy: Everything you need to know about this amazing treatment!

19th April 2024

Dermalux fastest way to results

More and more clients are now seeking skin health treatments which optimise their skin’s health, boost natural levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid within the skin and work in a preventative way, slowing down the natural ageing process. Let's take a look at one outstanding treatment modality that does it all: Phototherapy.

What is LED Phototherapy?

Phototherapy meaning ‘treatment with light’ is the application of low-level light energy to stimulate or regulate biological processes. LED light therapy employs colours and frequencies of light that interact with our skin on a cellular level. The light energy works in a similar way to photosynthesis which provides energy for a plant to grow, but with LED light applied to the skin, it energises the mitochondria (the cell's powerhouse or battery) within the skin cells producing cellular energy which is used for repair and regeneration. 

Different wavelengths have different effects

  1. BLUE light (415nm) is proven to have powerful antibacterial properties, mainly used for acne treatment. Dermalux is effective for all grades of Acne.
  2. RED light (633nm) accelerates cell renewal and repair, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, thus excellent for ageing skin.
  3. NEAR-INFRARED light (830nm) accelerates healing, helps skin tissue regeneration and inflammatory issues, making it effective for treating scars, and rosacea, reducing pigmentation, post Microneedling and for pain relief.

Dermalux skin rejuvination before and after

Dermalux acne treatment before and after

Inside out approach

Phototherapy works inside the skin, and the cellular changes can begin immediately because of the direct Phototherapy application, as compared to the inside-out effect of, say, nutrition which whilst important, will take longer to see the benefits on the skin surface.

Why is Phototherapy such an outstanding skin treatment

Essentially there is no other treatment like it. It is a safe, non-invasive and extremely effective way to accelerate and boost the skin’s cell functions to aid repair and rejuvenation of the skin on the face and body.

Phototherapy is suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types, is relaxing and clinically proven to boost your mood (Blue light only). Whether added to a treatment to boost your results or used to treat skin concerns Dermalux Compact Lite treatments are an excellent treatment option. It's like providing 'food' for the cells, allowing them to heal and rejuvenate themselves. The light stimulates natural processes even if they are dormant, encouraging collagen and elastin production, the proteins that give our skin its youthful appearance.

Phototherapy can be used to accelerate the healing of new scar tissue making it a perfect modality post-surgically (sooner the better) and even to support and boost collagen production postpartum.

Now available for my clients advanced Phototherapy treatments with Dermalux Compact Lite

Dermalux Compact Lite

I’m excited to tell you that I now have the amazing Dermalux Compact Lite device in my Skin Studio. Being one of the most powerful professional LED (light emitting diode) devices available today, I will be able to deliver Phototherapy sessions which are 5 times more powerful and effective than with my previous Dermalux flex device (which currently, is the world's most powerful portable Phototherapy device & still used by many skin clinics).

Clients can look forward to enhanced and faster treatment results when combining Compact Lite with any of my existing and future treatments!

Dermalux Compact Lite technology also allows me to completely customise a protocol meaning my clients will receive a bespoke treatment plan to address their specific concerns.

Courses of stand-alone treatments (10-12 sessions, depending on age, condition, and severity) are effective in activating and accelerating skin healing. Dermalux treatments are clinically proven to work on all levels of acne, Psoriasis, and pain relief.

When added into your treatments, Compact Lite will enhance all of your treatment results, whether boosting fibroblast activity and resulting collagen production or healing and repairing your skin.

Unique technology which delivers exactly the correct therapeutic wavelengths with the right amount of energy (joules) provides superior results making Dermalux the stand-out global device used by doctors, dermatologists and skin professionals alike.


One of the highlights of LED light therapy and Dermalux is safety - treatment without pain or downtime. Preventive measures are taken to ensure the safety of your eyes during treatment, and the lights used don't emit harmful UV rays. Therefore, unlike sunbathing or tanning beds, LED light therapy doesn't cause long-term harm to your skin.

In-salon treatment options for Dermalux Compact Lite

Stand-alone treatments & courses

Why: To treat all grades of Acne, Psoriasis, pain management, Inflammation within the skin, Rosacea, Post/pre-treatments, Post-surgery, activate cellular function,  Skin repair and rejuvenation.

Boost treatment

Why: Skin ‘pick-me-up’, lunchtime facial, In-between treatments, maintenance.


All Dermaviduals Skin Health treatments will include a Compact Lite customised treatment (unless contraindicated) to enhance your skin health and rejuvenation.

Clients having advanced treatments such as Radiofrequency or Microneedling will automatically receive a Compact Lite treatment to accelerate skin healing processes and enhance Collagen & Elastin production.


Epilepsy, Porphyria (prickly heat/light sensitive skin), Lupus Erythematosus, Photosensitive Eczema, Hypomelanism (Albinism), Skin cancer, Cancer, Eye disease and pregnancy and light-induced headaches.

Home devices

Home devices may be beneficial providing the wavelengths are exactly correct. Some devices do not provide the correct wavelengths and will not supply the same level of energy and therefore results can be extremely variable. Whilst I can’t make a recommendation from experience, I would say that you must ensure any device is CE-marked and if it is a mask, it’s essential to keep it clean from sweat and bacteria especially when treating acne.

Dermalux flex rental

Dermalux Flex rental at home

I’ve now introduced Dermalux Flex rental for my clients, to enable my clients to support their skin at home when it’s either not practical or economical to come in for salon treatments. Used in conjunction with the correct skin care Dermalux Flex is an option which can help my clients speed up their reults or give their skin an extra boost pre or post-treatment.

£120 per week £100 for your first rental
£200 for 2 weeks rental

To arrange a rental, please discuss with me during your treatment or book a skin consultation & assessment with me.

In conclusion, LED Photherapy allows for a versatile, safe, and efficient way to combat various skin concerns. With this therapy, skin rejuvenation, repair and healing have never been so easy, comfortable and effective!