Light therapy is fast becoming one of the most promising, multi-faceted and non-invasive health and beauty treatments available. Light therapy for the skin, also known as photo therapy or photobiostimulation, and is a powerful yet gentle skin care technology which has gained extensive popularity as an anti-aging, hair growth and acne solution. Scientific research has demonstrated that light energy at certain frequencies can effectively stimulate specific, beneficial physiological functions of the skin.
Different Types of Lights
Red light is considered to be very anti-aging.
The blue light is typically utilized for the treatment of acne.
Green LED light improving skin cell turn over and natural exfoliation.
The amber light is used to treat sun burns and reduce the appearance of redness.
Clinical Effects of Light Therapy
Clinical effects of light therapy can include:
• Increased circulatory health. Light therapy stimulates the formation of new capillaries, which replace those that have been damaged and speed up the body’s natural healing process. An abundance of healthy capillaries carry more oxygen and nutrients to sites in the body where they are needed as well as allowing for more efficient waste removal.
• Increase RNA and DNA synthesis– aiding in the production of healthy new cells and replacement of damaged cells.
• Stimulates mitochondria, which are the cells power source – helping in all their functions.
• Increase lymphatic system activity through increasing the lymph vessel diameter and improving the flow of the lymph system. Efficient lymphatic function aids in the body’s inflammatory responses and speeds healing, therefore light therapy can be particularly helpful when recovering from cosmetic procedures.
Light Therapy With Red Light
NASA’s has actually demonstrated through its own medical experiments that red light at 633 nm increases the production of collagen by five times. Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining the skin’s elasticity as well as repairing damaged skin cells. The red light therapy helps to increase blood by carrying oxygen to the skin, which increases cellular metabolism and strengthens capillary walls. Because of the benefits for blood flow, red light therapy is also an excellent treatment for scarring and inflammation after surgical procedures, trauma, acne or rosacea.
Light Therapy With Blue Lights
Blue LED light 460nm is FDA approved for acne treatment because it targets bacteria. Acne develops from an abnormal number of bacteria, mainly Propionibacterium acnes (P. acne), which leads to inflammatory conditions. Narrow-band, high-intensity blue light targets the organic compound,Porphyrin. When it is exposed to the blue light, Porphyrin helps kill the bacteria responsible for acne. Blue light therapy is effective even in some cases where inflammatory acne vulgaris does not respond to other acne treatments. Blue light acne therapy is safe for darker skin and non-invasive.
Light Therapy With Green Lights
Green LED light, 525 nm, utilizes low intensity green light to reverse the effects of aging while improving skin cell turn over and natural exfoliation. It can treat pigment issues related to sun damage or other skin concerns. The green light boosts cell growth, which enables skin to repair and replace darkened areas with bright, glowing skin. Blue light therapy can also be effective to improve the appearance of scarring.
Light Therapy With Amber Lights
The amber light is used to treat sunburns and reduce the appearance of redness, swelling or other inflammatory conditions, such as, rosacea and eczema. Amber or yellow light therapy is considered generally rejuvenating as well, and provides a smoothing effect- useful in combination with anti-aging treatments.
Light Therapy With Infra-red Lights
The infra-red light, 880nm, is invisible and is built in within the red light panel and red light hand held device. It works synergistically for photorejuvenation, providing maximum anti-aging rejuvenation in combination with red light. This treatment is most effective for deep lines and wrinkles, because infra-red light is well absorbed within fibro-myocytes in the skin, and promotes alignment in newly produced collagen bundles. The effect is to smooth, plump and even the skin’s texture. The combination of lights maximizes collagen production, increases skin oxygenation and removes toxins to reveal healthy, glowing skin.
Advanced Light Therapy System
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we are proud to offer the state of the art Soli-Tone 2500 light therapy unit – the world’s leading light therapy system. Its LumiFacial® pre-programmed settings allow the cosmetic practitioner to select and deliver wavelengths of color and light therapy 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 an anti-aging and acne solution for many years, and have treated hundreds of satisfied patients with this reliable and effective technology; which is 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 a variety of cosmetic concerns. Do you suffer from hair loss, sun damage, stretch marks, acne or acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, redness or wrinkles? Light therapy has a broad spectrum of applications because it improves the body’s natural circulation and cell health, which in turn repairs and reverses visible signs of damage and age. There are also two programs for treating minor acne eruptions on both normal skin and irritated skin.
Light Therapy Toronto
With a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we offer light therapy to thousands of patients each and every year in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right light therapy options are offered to you for your specific needs.
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