What is LED Light Therapy?
LED, aka light-emitting diodes, let waves of light painlessly penetrate the skin assisting the body in healthy cell development. Four panels provide a wide range of coverage to ensure you get the full benefits of the therapy. Our patented system emits light energy in amber and red hues at specific wavelengths. These light therapy technologies activate ATP, aka adenosine triphosphate, speeding up cell regeneration and repair. LED procedures are proven as effective for anti-aging and wrinkles, as well as reducing moderate or mild acne breakouts. Benefits of regular sessions of LED therapy include:
- Less spread of blemishes and acne marks
- Healthy Glow
- Plumper skin
- Fewer lines and wrinkles
- Less pain from joint conditions and chronic health problems
- More even skin tone
- Tighter skin
- Reduced pore size
- Better circulation
- Warm invigorating sensation
- Pain Reduction
The equipment we use for LED facials is safe and painless. The panels utilize a computer chip to emit the light, and guests can even take a catnap while the lights work their magic. The LED rays activate a photoserum that contains photosomes, which will be applied to the skin at the beginning of the session. This serum reverses signs of UV damage and sun exposure, gradually restoring a youthful glow and promoting collagen repair in the dermis.
Wrinkle Reduction with a Light Facial - To get the best beauty benefits of this revolutionary treatment, we recommend you visit our treatment room once a week for the first month or so. Monthly or bi-monthly sessions afterward can help you maintain a youthful glow with fewer wrinkles.
This procedure makes an excellent gift option for wedding parties, holidays, and birthdays. Using this therapy ahead of a special event ensures you look and feel your best. Get ready for graduation day, a big meeting at work, or a class reunion with regular visits to our LED treatment room.
Acne Help for Breakouts - Adult acne is aggravating and can lower your self-esteem. After years of hormone changes and stress, no one wants to deal with acne.
Our patented LED blue light professional handheld wand uses healing wavelengths of light to balance out the top layers of skin providing a more even tone and firmer appearance. The results of regular treatment include smaller pores and less severe acne issues. Since this procedure is quick taking about 20 minutes, you can book a time over your lunch break.
Light Therapy Phototherapy - ACNE • ANTI-AGING • PAIN
LED Light Therapy Indepth.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy is used to improve cellular performance, healing and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.
Comprehensive Database for low level laser therapy (LLLT) / photobiomodulation (PBM) / red/NIR phototherapy studies
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the appearance of crow's feet
- Clears blemishes
- Improves the appearance of skin tone
- Regeneration/stimulation of collagen
- Restores skin's natural collagen activity
- Activates fibroblast cells which create collagen and elastin
- Helps the appearance of sun-damaged skin
- Creates more skin moisture which will help fill out skin
- Increases circulation, providing a healthier skin to
- Helps in reducing melanin production, which causes brown age spots
- Promotes nutritional elements existing within the skin
- Helps the appearance of irregular pigmentation
- Lessens skin coarseness
- Lessens pore size
- Stimulates and activates metabolic function in skin cells
- Smoothes texture
- Reduces skin degradation
- Reduces the appearance of overall redness and flushing
How Does Light Energy work?
Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components.
Light therapy can:
- Increase vascularity (circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away.
- Stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
- Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing the energy level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before it is utilized by the cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell.
- Increase lymphatic system activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is comprised of the proteins which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling
- Increase RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.
- Reduce the excitability of nervous tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being
treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.
- Stimulate fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.
- Increase phagocytosis, which is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting
process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.
- Induce a thermal like effect in the tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves. (The BioPack cluster will be warm to the touch
because of the electronics needed to power the 30 diodes.)
- Stimulate tissue granulation and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.
- Stimulate acetylcholine release. Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition, vasodilation, gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic effects.
In an article, “Therapeutic Light” - by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”
INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY Pain: Invisible Near infrared dominant (880 nm)
Invisible to the naked eye, IR light penetrates deeper than any other color in the spectrum. Combating the signs of aging and accelerates healing of wounds, cuts, and damage.
RED LIGHT THERAPY Wrinkles: Red Light Dominant (625 nm to 660 nm)
Red light reaches deep layers of the skin, where it stimulates cellular repair and increases circulation to promote a more vibrant, youthful complexion. Red and IR light work synergistically to deliver optimal skin rejuvenation.
BLUE LIGHT THERAPY Acne: Blue Light Dominant (405 nm to 465 nm)
Proven to have powerful anti-bacterial properties, blue light is used to treat mild to moderate acne. Blue light also helps to purify the skin, stabilize oil glands, and soothe inflammation.
AMBER LIGHT THERAPY Complextion: 605 nm
Brings vitality to dull complexions, Amber light reduces the appearance of redness, swelling and inflammation. This color of light is beneficial for rosacea and the treatment of burns, including sunburns.
LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) specifically designed to address inflammation associated with trauma and/or an allergic reaction that causes discomfort with a focus on clients whonmxperience persistent problems such as joint and muscle discomfort. It is also used within 72 hours of any traumatic event including post-surgical interventions to reduce scarring and encourage normal tissue formation.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared (IR) light (wavelength 800nm - 900nm) energy penetrates tissue at a greater depth than the blue and red light. Approximately 50% penetrates to 8cm and decreases to less than 1% at 20cm (NASA study). Infrared energy is known to heat tissue and its effects are well documented for therapeutic pain management. For cosmetic applications, IR stimulates the NaK+ pump which increases cell membrane permeability; facilitating equilibrium of cellular pH, while increasing nutritional absorption and elimination of waste byproducts.
Red and Blue Light designed to repair damaged skin and significantly reduce the P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for causing inflammatory acne vulgaris. 15 minutes of Blue light first enters the sebaceous glands and singlet oxygen is created. Singlet oxygen then in turn kills the bacteria. Next, the client is exposed to 15 minutes of red light. This acne treatment aids in the healing process of the skin and prevents infection and scarring from occurring.
Blue light (wavelength 405nm-450nm) provides a very superficial penetration even with a high- intensity narrowband light source. It is primarily absorbed by the epidermis of the skin. Once it is absorbed, blue light targets P. acnes by stimulating porphyrins which then produce intracellular singlet oxygen and thus inducing bacterial death.
Red light (wavelength 625nm-660nm) penetrates human tissue superficially, with approximately 80% of the energy being absorbed in the first 2cm. Red light energy has a significant effect on mitochondrial stimulation, which increases the production of ATP and in turn boosts fibroblast activity. This leads to an increase in cellular turnover, superficial circulation, and an anti-inflammatory emission.
Red and/or IR Light designed to re-hydrate the face, and increase collagen and elastin formation resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in decreasing flaccidity, lifting sagging tissues and restoring skin tone and texture resulting in an overall improvement erasing years from the face. Ten treatments are recommended. Maintenance once a month or as needed can prolong the youthful appearance.
Red and/or IR Light intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin and the age of the client. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments such as hydroquinone and/or IPL and/or laser followed by Light Therapy.
Scar Tissue - Red and/or IR Light uses powerful Infrared and red light to stimulate the reduction of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of normal tissue. Clients usually notice softening of scar tissue. They also notice flattening and widening of the scar. This is a normal sequence in scar reduction. With several more sessions the flat, wide scar will become thinner and remain flat. Some scars may appear to be resistant to this program (hypertrophic and/or keloid). If this is the case, a customized treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.
Red Light and NIR for Fat and Weight Loss
Unlike conventional liposuction, the idea of noninvasive light therapy is not to remove fat cells, but to shrink them. The low level laser energy penetrates down to the fat cells and creates tiny holes in their membranes. This causes the fat cells to release their stored fatty acids, glycerol, and water into the body and then shrink, potentially resulting in lost inches. The body then flushes out the expelled fat-cell contents via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy. "Think of your fat cells as groups of juicy grapes," Heather says. "The laser beam reaches the fat cell and shrinks the contents, and those grapes become raisins."
It has been well documented that red light at certain wavelengths stimulates mitochondrial and cellular energy (called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP) production. This happens as part of the cellular respiration process in which cells break down and convert stored energy—releasing waste products along the way. Most researchers agree that light therapy affects adipocytes, which are cells that store fat, causing the lipids to disperse. In other words, light therapy helps the body wash away fat cells. For instance, a 2012 study in the International Journal of Endocrinology showed that light can affect hunger, which could help prevent the buildup of extra fat before it even begins. This study found that red light helped control levels of the hunger-related hormones leptin and ghrelin in sleep-deprived participants.