Red Light Skin Rejuvenation
Every day our skin is exposed to environmental influences which may cause our skin to age faster. Not only that, but as we get older our skin loses its suppleness and ability to regenerate – it develops fine lines and wrinkles.
Red light therapy contains no UV light and does not tan! Concentrated red light is absorbed by the mitochondria in the cells and stimulates the generation of more collagen and elastin – the building blocks of skin structure.
The initial effect is clearer, brighter and tighter-feeling skin. The long-term effect is improved skin clarity, tone and texture. Fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, are reduced while the effects of environmental damage and chronological aging are minimized.
Results depend on the length of treatment and the original conditions being treated. Skin rejuvenation is a dynamic process – if maintenance treatments are discontinued, a gradual loss of results will occur over time, similar to normal skin aging.
Recommended Session Schedule:
Weeks 1 – 4 … 20 minutes 4 to 6 times per week (must commit to 3-4 per week to see results)
Weeks 4 – 12 … 20 minutes 3 to 5 times per week (must commit to 2-3 per week to see results)
Weeks 12+ … 20 minutes 2 to 3 times per week (must commit to 1-2 per week to maintain results)
How Does It Work?
Red light therapy is a technology that has both cosmetic and healing effects. The word healing is defined as “ the natural process by which the body repairs itself”. This is exactly what happens when the body is exposed to red light.
At a wavelength of 633 nm (nanometers) red light penetrates the skin 8-10 mm. This penetration triggers the fibroblast cells to make collagen and elastin, and to generate the body to make new capillaries. The result of more collagen and elastin is firmer, tighter-looking skin, and the result of new capillaries is more circulation, which increases wound-healing and has scar tissue reducing benefits.
Red light therapy is fast becoming the safest, fastest, most painless AND most affordable way to achieve vibrant, younger-looking skin.
Results can include:
Anti-aging: stimulation of collagen and elastin fibres in the deeper layers of the skin gives a visible smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles, plumps the skin and improves skin elasticity, suppleness and firmness
Reduction of: broken capillaries, age spots, scars, stretch marks, acne, psoriasis and eczema
Healing of: cuts, wounds, achy joints, deep muscle strain
Visible results from red light therapy are a gradual self-repair of skin damage done over time. The light waves stimulate your body to heal itself and this healing takes time.
Results will depend on how often you use red light therapy, how much skin damage needs to be repaired, how old you are, and skin type. Typically when a person goes at least 3 times a week for 12 consecutive weeks, noticeable results will be seen. The length of time to achieve desired results varies from person to person. It is also advisable that maintenance treatments are utilized regularly, as not doing so will cause lines, age spots and other issues to appear again.
For best results, your body and skin should be clean and free of makeup for effective light transmission. The use of special skin care products, designed specifically for red light therapy, may dramatically improve the results experienced. Skin’s permeability increases during the session, which improves the effectiveness of skin care products and allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper.
Results will happen faster and be more effective if you use the recommended products.
Red light therapy is safe and effective for all skin types, all skin tones and all age groups. Unlike other forms of therapy such as laser and IPL (intense pulsed light), red light therapy works without high temperatures or damage to tissue or cells. And don’t worry – it may sound super high-tech, but all you’ll feel is a slight warming on your body.
For maximum benefit, include a balanced diet, body hydration and regular exercise as part of your routine.
Red light does not contain any UV and will not damage the eyes, however the light can be bright, so protective eyewear is recommended. Activities that could cause eye strain, such as reading, or staring at the lights should be avoided during a session.