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Why We Love LED Light Therapy

Why We Love LED Light Therapy

 

There are endless benefits from non-invasive Lightwave LED Therapy and it has been a staple at Gina Marí Skincare for over a decade. 

This method of rejuvenation with red, blue and infrared light effectively re-energizes aging and damaged skin. LED treatments are an especially attractive skincare alternative for a variety of needs, ranging from acne treatments to cellulite reduction. LED Light Therapy is also an extremely effective body treatment, especially for anyone who wants to help tighten their skin post pregnancy.


What is LED Light Therapy? 

Red, Infrared, & Blue Light therapy can dramatically revitalize your skin without any downtime or discomfort. It counteracts years of sun damage, environmental damage, aging, acne, and acne scarring. LED light therapy provides noticeable results, often in a couple of treatments, without the high cost and downtime of other more expensive treatment options.

What To Expect From A Treatment

It's safe, simple, and easy. You can expect an individual treatment to take up 30 minutes and allow for an additional 20 minutes for pre and post care. Its so simple and fast that many clients have treatments during a lunch break or on a quick stop on the way to or from work. However, the relaxing, euphoric effect usually lasts throughout the day.

What Happens After The Treatment?

Each individual responds differently; some notice changes much more quickly than others. The following principles are generalities; specific results will vary from client to client based on the client’s needs and lifestyle. The following protocols have been designed to address the most common requested treatments and they range between 8-30 minutes in duration.

 

Treatment Protocols Include:

Anti-Aging
(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. 

Pigmentation 
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 LIGHTWAVE Therapy.

Scars
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 LIGHTWAVE treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.

Preventive Care
Is designed to increase blood circulation and bring more nutrients to the skin’s surface which helps to keep the skin from breaking down. It also helps to normalize dry or oily skin, achieving an overall improvement in skin tone and texture.

Flaccid Skin
Focuses on skin retraction by increasing circulation and bringing nutrition to damaged tissue. This program is particularly effective over the abdomen, neck, and upper chest. Treatments should be applied twice per week and may require between 10 – 15 treatments.

Discomfort of Pain
Specifically designed to address inflammation associated with trauma and/or an allergic reaction that causes discomfort with a focus on clients who experience 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
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 Only
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.

Blue and Red
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 Only
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.

We now offer an in home device so you can keep up on treatments when you aren't able to come to the studio. Check it out HERE

 

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