Light Therapy for Acne & Aging
Light therapy (for skin), also known as photo therapy or photo-biostimulation, is an effective skin care technology that has been widely applied as an anti aging or acne solution*.
Scientific research reveals that light energy at specific frequencies can actually stimulate specific physiological functions of the skin, and low-energy light technology like LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) can also deliver sufficient energy to stimulate a response from the skin to heal damaged cells. It is commonly known that the red light is particularly effective with anti-aging and the blue light is usually applied to fight acne*.
NASA's medical experiments have demonstrated that red light at 633 nm has been found to increase collagen production by five times. Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining skin's elasticity and firmness, and is also responsible for repairing damaged skin cells. So the red light therapy can effectively improve the appearance of rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles*.
Narrow-band, high-intensity blue light (405 to 420 nm) is FDA approved for treating acne. Acne develops from an abnormal amount of bacteria, mainly Propionibacterium acnes (P. acne), which can cause inflammatory conditions. The P. acnes produce an organic compound, Porphyrin. When exposed to blue light, Porphyrin generates singlet oxygen that may kill the bacteria responsible for acnes. Blue light can effectively treat some inflammatory acne vulgaris that does not respond to other acne treatments, especially for darker skin. Blue light acne therapy is fairly safe and non-invasive*.
Other clinical effects of light therapy include*:
- Increasing vascularity (circulation): stimulating the formation of new capillaries, replacing those that have been damaged, thus speeding up the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients, and also carrying away more waste products.
- Increasing RNA and DNA synthesis: growing new cells and replacing damaged cells more promptly.
- Stimulating mitochondria: increasing the power source of the cells.
- Increasing lymphatic system activity: increasing lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system, thus dramatically reducing recovery time.
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At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we are proud to use the Soli-Tone 2500 light therapy unit, the world's leading light therapy system. Its LumiFacial® pre-programmed settings allow the operator to select and deliver wavelenghths that are suitable for specific skin types and conditions in order to achieve the best possible results*. We have been using the Soli-Tone 400 system as anti-aging and acne solution for years, and have hundreds of satisfied patients. That's why we decided to house its new platform as soon as it was available.
With 2500 Extreme Super Luminous (ESLDs), the new Soli-Tone light therapy system delivers maximum performance and the best results*. These ESLDs are pure, polarized, narrow band, stable frequencies that are safer than natural sunlight, because they do not contain any harmful UV lights*. LumiFacial® provides different programs to treat uneven pigmentation, redness and wrinkles, etc. There are also two programs for treating minor acne eruptions on both normal skin and irritated skin*.
For more information about light therapy at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic and what we can do for your specific conditions*, please call one of our three convenient locations now.
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