As we get older the components of our skin—especially the proteins Collagen and Elastin—degenerate, which sets the stage for the appearance of wrinkles, irregular skin texture and a decrease in skin tone, and furrows. The breakdown of collagen and elastin, which is accelerated by sun exposure and gravity, resulting in sagging skin. Over the years, skin is also damaged by other factors such as pollution, harsh soaps and chemicals, cigarette smoke, drinking alcohol, and eating unhealthy foods.
How does LED light help aging skin?
Visible red LED light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm, and because of the skin's high blood and water content, red light is readily absorbed and can deliver enough energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself. Red light is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and infections.
LED photons are absorbed in the skin and underlying tissue to trigger biological responses and beneficial changes. Although the exact mechanism of action is still being studied, it is known that this light increases oxygen and blood flow, which facilitates wound healing.
The application of LED light is a non-invasive therapy that activates skin cells with low-level, non-thermal light energy. LED therapy converts light to energy within the skin cells—similar to the process of photosynthesis in plants. It stimulates the cytochromes (a protein that responds to color) prompting the skin’s fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin proteins.
This therapy is one of the only non-invasive tools available today that can reverse the visible signs of skin aging. LED is recommended to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, crow's feet, irregular skin tone, and other signs of skin aging.
How soon before I see results?
Most people will see immediate results– after the first treatment the skin feels tighter, more alive due to the increased circulation, oxygenation and moisture. You will also notice a softening of the lines and wrinkles, an increase of inner skin firmness as a result and healthy glow and skin rejuvenation.
Results are more visible after the first month of treatments. Various physical conditions, age, skin condition, diet, alcohol consumption, prescription drug usage, smoking, exercise, and other factors influence the rate of improvement. To ensure maximum benefit, maintenance treatments and an effective homecare skin care regimen is very important. Your results will improve the longer you use the light.
Are there any side effects?
LED therapy is safe and effective for all skin types, ethnic and age groups. These treatments have no undesirable side effects and no downtime.
Treatments are gentle, painless, safe, non-invasive and non-abrasive. No ultra-violet light is used.
Protective eye shields are recommended for complete relaxation and peace of mind.
Not only is LED treatments very effective and beneficial by itself; it is also very valuable when the skin is left red, inflamed or sensitive after other treatment types. 5-10 min under the LED light produces a calming effect on the skin and excels as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent, reducing redness.
Is LED light safe for sensitive skin?
If you have very sensitive skin it might be a good idea to start with a shorter treatment time and work up to the full treatment.
Always start your LED treatment with clean skin.
For skin with concerns, start with shorter LED sessions, until you know how the skin responds, then built up time to the recommended dosage.
If there is any redness or discomfort after treatment, applying a cool, damp cloth afterwards may help calm down your skin.
Will LED light help Rosacea?
LED is an excellent option for Rosacea suffers as it helps build up the strength of the capillary walls.
If you have Rosacea, start with shorter sessions to see the effect the LED have in flaring up the condition, built up over time.
Is Photo Rejuvenation safe?
YES! The LED light treatment feels comfortable and relaxing. It is gentle, painless, safe, non-invasive and nonabrasive. It has been proven in numerous studies that LED photo rejuvenation does not harm the human body in any way. The light waves are safe for any age, color, or skin type. The light energy delivered cannot burn sensitive skin tissue. There is no "down time" after treatment. Those with very sensitive skin or Rosacea should go slowly at first to make sure this powerful treatment does not cause a flare-up.
Does LED light therapy hurt?
Unlike many other anti-aging treatments, LED light therapy is gentle, painless, safe, noninvasive and nonabrasive. There have been no reports of adverse reactions.
Is it safe to use LED light while pregnant?
No clinical testing has been done using LED on woman while they are pregnant.
LED is save on the head, neck, face, arms and legs during pregnancy, but as a precaution it is recommend not using the LED light around the abdomen.
If in any doubt, please consult your physician prior to using LED treatments.
What is the difference between the red and blue light?
The BLUE light comforts and soothes skin, and has anti-sensitive functions. It is used clinically to treat acne, as it is absorbed by bacterial acne, resulting in a toxic environment for the bacteria.
The RED light stimulates and activates skin cells and promotes blood circulation. VISIBLE red light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm, and is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections.
The RED light is absorbed by the skin and used as a source of energy to stimulate fibroblast cell activity in the skin, which increases the production of collagen and Elastin—the proteins responsible for your skin's tone and elasticity.
Will LED light help with hyper-pigmentation (age spots) or scarring?
YES, LED helps with renewing the skin and therefore helps reduce hyper-pigmentation and scars to fade over time.
Will LED light help with dry skin?
YES, using LED Photo Rejuvenation lights according to directions will help normalize dry skin.
Will the LED treatments help for stretch marks?
The age of the scar tissue will determine the time required to see results. Scars cannot be removed, but will diminish.