LED Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation and Acne Treatment
What makes it work?
The chosen “wavelengths” is one of the most important points. Depth of penetration is dependant on the wavelengths (nm or colors) This has a direct bearing on results achieved. Photoreceptors at the molecular-cellular level when triggered activate a number of biological responses (Protein syntheses). Furthermore, protein synthesis in fibroblasts and muscle cells can be significantly increased when using specific single application wavelengths.
Scientific Background of Phototherapeutic LED devices
At the end of the last century, research scientists and physicians at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center began investigating the impact of microgravity and hypergravity on human and plant cell growth. Concerned for astronauts who might be injured or become ill in long term space flight, NASA studies determined that Earth’s gravity is necessary for normal human cell growth, noting that “wounds heal less effectively in space than here on earth”. In response to this significant health risk, NASA developed LED (light emitting diodes) technology that shows great promise for delivering light deep into tissues of the body to promote wound healing and human tissue growth. “NASA’s LED device stimulates the basic energy processes in the mitochondria (energy compartments) of each cell, particularly when near-infrared light is used to activate color sensitive chemicals (chromophores, cytochrome systems) inside the cell”. In addition, NASA reported that DNA synthesis in fibroblasts and muscle cells quadrupled when exposed to LED light. Based on these findings, NASA 8 observed that this type of improved wound healing may have multiple applications which benefit civilian medical care, military situations and long term space flight. During the first decade of this century, numerous companies have commercially introduced products claiming to be based on NASA’s LED technology and capable of delivering efficacious therapeutic benefits for conditions ranging from “Alzheimer’s to Zits”.
What's it do?
Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
Improves skin tone
Regeneration/stimulation of collagen
Restores skin’s natural cellular collagen activity
Activates fibroblast cells which create collagen and elastin
Helps sun-damaged skin
Creates more skin moisture which will help fill out skin
Increases circulation to the skin
Reduces melanin production, which causes brown age spots
Promotes nutritional elements existing within the skin
Helps irregular pigmentation
Lessens skin coarseness
Stimulates and activates metabolic function in skin cells
Reduces skin degradation
Reduces overall redness and flushing
Provides a healthier skin tone.
What is LED?LED stands for light emitting diode- a non-laser form of photodermatology. LED’S are special diodes that emit light when connected in a circuit; they emit an incoherent narrow-spectrum light when electrically biased in the forward direction. The color of the emitted light depends on the composition and condition of the semi conducting material used, and can be near ultraviolet, visible or infrared..It is thought that light photons are absorbed by the skin and underlying tissue and triggers biological changes within the body in a process know as photo bio-chemical reaction. Different wavelengths of the visible light spectrum act on different mechanisms within individual cells to promote healing and cellular regeneration. At Specialized Skin Care, we use the Celluma and Prolight. It is reguarded as the most effective LED and uses a revolutionary way for treating the whole face including neck and décolletage. It acts long- term as a preventive treatment against various skin conditions.
We utilize LED Light therapy in our clinical skin care treatments and clinical acne treatments. LED light treatments can also be purchased as stand alone treatments in packages of 6 for $150.00