Dermalux ™ Tri-Wave LED

Product summary

Dermalux LED machine

Launched in the UK in 2012, the Dermalux™ Tri-wave Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy system is designed and manufactured in Great Britain by Aesthetic Technology Ltd.

Dermalux™ Tri-wave LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive hand and facial treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin.  It combines red, blue and near infra-red light emitting diode or LED light sources.

A unique, patented feature of the Dermalux system is that, unlike other competitor LED devices, all three light wavelengths (red, blue and near infra-red) can be delivered either as individual phototherapy treatments or simultaneously and in any combination.

The system is now available in over 100 clinics across the UK and Europe.

Technical specifications

The Dermalux™ Tri-wave LED systems consists of 8 panels of LED lights arranged in a treatment head which can be placed over the face or body. It incorporates 3 wavelengths of Light Emitting Diode (LED) light energy, red light at 633nm, near infra-red light at 830nm and blue light at 415nm. There is also an option for a yellow, 590nm light to be added to the device, although it doesn`t come as standard.

Dermalux LED

It also claims to gave a higher power output that competing devices which reduces the treatment exposure time needed for optimum results.

The red light is used for the benefit of all skin types and has a rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

The near infra-red light is the wavelength that is most deeply absorbed by skin tissue and works well in combination with the red light to stimulate collagen, elastin and growth factors within the tissues to counteract ageing and skin damage.

The blue light has an anti-bacterial action which is proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of acne and assisting in the prevention further breakouts. The blue light destroys the P. acnes bacteria responsible to causing the acne breakouts.

A unique feature of Dermalux LED device over competitor systems is that all three wavelengths can be delivered either as individual LED treatments or concurrently in any selected combination. This is referred to as Concurrent Modality Treatment or CMT. This means that it can provide stimulation at a sub-cellular, cellular and tissue level to target multiple concerns in one treatment session for an optimal clinical response. This gives both the practitioner and you a wider choice when deciding upon a treatment programme and the concerns being addressed.

 Red Light under the Dermalux

Blue light under the Dermalux

How does it work?

Phototherapy treatment using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is a heat free light treatment. Phototherapy treatment using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is a heat free light treatment. It is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, including darker skins and even on the most sensitive of skin conditions.

The Dermalux red LED light has an anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory effect, whilst the blue LED light provides an anti-bacterial effect for acne treatment.

Unlike sunbeds, LEDs do not contain any harmful UV wavelengths so cannot damage skin tissue; they can however stimulate hydration and blood circulation and will instantly give your skin a healthy and radiant glow following exposure during a specified treatment session.

LED is a non-invasive and painless treatment which whilst rejuvenating the skin or actively reducing the causes of acne also promotes a feeling of relaxation and well being as exposure to light sources can increase serotonin levels in the body which relive stress, tension and headaches.

License status

European CE Mark approved medical device.

Should be used by

The Dermalux Tri-wave LED system can be used by trained medical professionals and aesthetic therapists. 

What is it used to treat?

LED phototherapy such as that available using the Dermalux LED device is clinically proven for the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions.

Most commonly the treatment is used to address the signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage, as well as for bruising, burns, dermatitis, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin conditions, blemishes, open pores, psoriasis, vitiligo, fungal skin conditions, rosacea, eczema and acne.

How long does it last?

According to the manufacturer, the effects of treatments should be immediately visible (with 24 – 48 hours). The skin should appear hydrated, plump and radiant with a calming of any redness and irritation after just one treatment session.

Results can last for several months following a course of Dermalux LED phototherapy treatments. However, maintenance sessions are advised to ensure longer lasting results.

Side effects & risks

In over 1,700 clinical studies for LED therapies there have been no reported side effects. Treatment does not harm the body so there are no side effects or downtime associated with the use of Dermalux LED treatments as there is no risk of irritation.

As LEDs don`t harm the skin, there is no limit on the amount of treatments you can have.

Not to be used in

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment.

Certain medications may causes photosensitivity and specific conditions may also be triggered by light, so it`s important to fully disclose all medications you are currently taking and your medical history during your consultation.

As LED therapy does not create a photosensitivity, it is a safe treatment to have directly pre- and post- sun exposure.

Women who are pregnant or breast feeding may be advised to wait before embarking on a treatment programme.

Treatment regime

Your skin will need to be clean and cleansed of make-up and other skincare products, sun screens etc. in order to allow the LED light to penetrate into the skin. Treatment usually lasts for around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area and the skin disorder being treated.

The number of treatments needed can vary with age, skin type and the condition being targeted with everything from one single treatment session to regular sessions spaced closely together, which often achieve the most optimum results. On going maintenance treatments may also be recommended. The results of LED phototherapy treatment are cumulative and improvements in the skin will continue even after the treatment has stopped.

Darker skin types may require longer exposure times to have the same level of effectiveness as fairer skins.

Cost of treatment 

The cost of treatment depends on the area(s) being treated and the indication and can range from approximately £30 - £60 per session, averaging around £50. A course of 6 or 8 treatments might be discounted to around £250.

Clinical Results

The following images illustrate some of the results achieved using LED phototherapy on a number of different conditions.


Eczema before and after using dermalux

Acne and skin texture

before and after on Acne after using the dermalux 


Thye results of before and after on a male with Acne

Images provided courtesy of Aesthetic Technology Ltd.

(All before and after photographs are real patients, your results may differ).

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