Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation

Every human cell contains organelles called mitochondria, which generate the energy the cell needs to survive, as well as help cells communicate with each other to work more efficiently. The process of generating the energy can be stimulated and enhanced by providing energy to the cell in the form of light energy.

This is calledLight Emitting Diode (LED) therapy which uses pulses of visible therapeutic light over many wavelengths (670nm and 830nm) that deliver energy to the various layers of the skin.
The science of light therapy started in Europe about 40 years ago. It has also been used extensively in the USA by NASA space programme to aid in the rapid healing of cuts, scrapes and bruising (when in space the lack of gravity limits the body’s healing capacity).
It has been shown in studies using LED light, the visible light works by changing the molecular structure of a glue like layer of water on elastin, the protein that provides elasticity in skin, blood vessels, heart and other body structures. Figuratively speaking the light strips away those water molecules that are involved in the immobilization of elastin, gradually restoring its elastic function and thus reducing facial wrinkles.
Other benefits of LED light therapy that have been studied and reported include:
• increased vascularity (relating to fluid carrying vessels)
• stimulated collagen production ( a protein found in skin, bone and connective tissue)
• increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) release (fuel for cells)
• increased RNA and DNA synthesis (essential for protein synthesis, ATP production and cell repair)
• increased lymphatic drainage (a fluid containing white blood cells that is drained from tissue spaces in the course of healing, it often carries away bacteria, viruses and cancer cells)
• stimulated fibroblastic activity (connective tissue that secretes collagen and elastic fibres)
• increased phagocytosis ( a process of cleaning the blood stream and tissues of bacteria, waste and other foreign particles)
• it is anti-inflammatory which will assist in reducing red capillaries, and rosacea
• the purifying, and antibacterial effect will assist with reducing, calming and healing acne

For those looking for a non-invasive and no downtime treatment, LED is a safe and effective treatment for the rejuvenation of skin, the healing of jaundice in babies, and the reduction of acne and rosacea. Treatments can take from 15-30 minutes per session. Depending on what is to be treated, several sessions may be required over a few weeks. LED treatments may also be included in other skin treatments in order to speed the healing and rejuvenation capacity of the skin. Most people will see results after the first application of LED, where the skin is calm, hydrated and has a healthy and radiant glow. LED treatments may be performed while lying on an LED bed – similar to a sun bed-, in a clinic, or even at home at your own leisure. It is very important to know the true efficacy of the actual LED, knowing that it is of the correct wavelength and not just a coloured light globe, which will not produce a beneficial result.
The science of skin rejuvenation can be as easy as LED therapy. The light treatment is beneficial for both men and women of all ages, skin types and conditions. To experience a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation while receiving healthier looking skin without down time, is certainly one of the easiest and most beneficial skin treatments available today.