What is Light Therapy?
Human skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and use it as a source of energy to stimulate cellular regeneration. Light from the sun contains harmful UV rays which can damage the skin. However, rays that are emitted from the LED Light Therapy machine DO NOT contain UV rays and therefore are beneficial for human skin.
Collagen and Elastin are produced in cells called Fibroblasts. Inside these cells is a smaller cellular structure called Mitochondria. Mitochondria are responsible for converting nutrients into an energy carrier known scientifically as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This (ATP) fuels the cell’s activities; it basically gives the cells the needed energy to do their job. This is the reason Mitochondria are frequently referred to as the powerhouse of the cell. The machine produces red light which interact with the Fibroblast cells, which in turn excite the Mitochondria into producing on average five times more ATP. This fuels the cell’s activities, which causes more of the needed Collagen and Elastin to be produced, as well as other needed materials for the skin. The Collagen plumps up the skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles while the Elastin helps to firm skin that has began to sag. This LED Light Therapy process results in skin that appears more youthful, smoother, healthier and more radiant!
Acne often improves after exposure to sunlight or artificially produced solar radiation. P. acnes produces porphyrins which absorb light energy at the near ultraviolet (UV) and blue light spectrum. Irradiation of P. acnes colonies with blue visible light leads to photoexcitation of bacterial porphyrins, singlet oxygen production and eventually bacterial destruction. In vivo it has been shown that acne may be treated successfully with blue visible light lighttherapy.
Light therapy is a non-invasive therapy whereby light of specific wavelengths is delivered to the skin to stimulate & activate cellular processes deep within the skin layers. This kind of therapy is completely safe & does not produce a thermal reaction in the skin, making it a comfortable treatment option for clients. It has also been used extensively in the medical profession for treating severe Psoriasis & Dermatitis cases.
Known Benefits of Light Therapy
- Increases collagen and elastin
- Improves skin tone
- Sooths and helps clear Rosacea and inflamed skin and inflamed skin
- Attacks acne on a deep level to prevent future outbreaks
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps repair sun-damaged skin
- Increases circulation to the skin
- Heals blemishes
- Creates a more youthful appearance
- Calming effect on red or inflamed skin
- Reduces stretch marks as well as scarring
- Enhances the Benefits of existing skin care creams
Contact us today to see how Light Therapy can help your skin.