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02 Jul 2020 | CAPS Clinic

Healite for healing after your surgery…

Healite is an effective LED light technology, with no pain and no downtime, that can provide therapeutic treatment for a number of concerns. If you are having surgery, pre and post Healite treatments can assist with faster wound healing, reducing scars and reducing bruising and swelling.

Here at the CAPS Clinic in Canberra, we offer Healite in our private recovery rooms for post op patients after select surgeries, as well as pre and post treatments available in our My Genesis Clinic.

How does Healite work?

We choose to use the Healite II as our LED system. LED technology, which stands for ‘light emitting diode’, uses different wavelengths that are emitted by special light globes – they are powerful enough to safely and gently affect the skin and its structures.

The LED technology works by delivering parcels of energy to the cells of the skin, activating the mitochondria (energy factories) of these skin cells to heighten their internal functions and stimulate blood flow which results in further nutrient and oxygen delivery to the skin.

Healite technology can be used as a standalone treatment or can be combined with other treatments in the My Genesis Clinic to enhance results and recovery.

What can I expect from my Healite treatment?

After a short review and discussion with your Clinician, a consent form will be completed. When having Healite treatment for your face, any make up or skincare will be removed by a Clinician before your treatment begins. If the treatment is on an area of the body, you may need to undress but a robe or blanket can be provided. Healite can be used on nearly any part of the body.

You may be having your Healite treatment after your surgery in your private Recovery room in our private hospital, Sole’vita Surgery.

The Healite treatment will feel warm on the area it is being used on, most patients find it very relaxing. The lights are bright so we use protective eyewear to keep you as comfortable as possible. The head of lights will be brought down and around your face, about 10cm away, which may cause some clients to feel enclosed. The equipment does not touch your skin. Let your clinician know if you are feeling unsettled.

The Healite treatments lasts for a pre-programmed time of 14 minutes. There is no pain, no downtime and side-effects are very rare. LED technology does not contain UV rays and cannot burn your skin.

Am I a suitable candidate for Healite?

Healite can be used on all skin types and there are no skin or hair colour restrictions.

If you are taking any new medication or medications that cause photosensitivity please call the clinic on (02) 6282 1155 to see if this may impact your ability to have a Healite performed.

You are not a suitable candidate for Healite if you have an active herpes outbreak.

Is there any post treatment care after Healite?

There is no downtime after Healite, you can return to activities immediately. Your skin may be a bit pink afterwards, but this generally settles to a nice glow!

You should avoid sun exposure for 6 weeks after.


To learn about skin conditions that can be supported by Healite, read more on our My Genesis Clinic webpage.

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