LED Light Therapy
How & Why It Works
Within our skin we have many different receptors that when stimulated have an immediate effect on our body.
Some receptors respond to touch whilst others respond to various colour light. An example of the effect light has on our skin is seen in skin cancer patients. When the UV Rays penetrate our skin and come into contact with our light receptors various problems can occur. Using this basic knowledge of light, many organisations like NASA have conducted research and development into how other colours from the light spectrum would effect our skin in a positive way.
The DermaCo Pro Unit has the ability to use LED Light Therapy to treat your clients. This Technology is incredibly advanced and when used correctly can achieve outstanding results that cannot be beaten.
The DermaCo Pro unit uses 4 main types of light, RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW. Each light has a completely different effect to our skin.
- Red – Will increase collagen and elastin production
- Blue – Creates an anti inflammatory/anti bacterial effect that is perfect for problematic acne and as a post microdermabrasion treatment.
- Green – Soothing effect on any irritation, increases melanin production and reduces redness.
- Yellow – Encourages Lymphatic Drainage and will assist in detoxifying the face and body.
LED Therapy uses non-thermal light that infiltrates deep into the skin. It uses different wavelengths at a sufficient light power in order to create a sequence of biological reactions. This in turn stimulates the cells whilst enhancing Elastin and Collagen synthesis to activate the skin tissue repair enzymes.
The Dermis needs light to supply cells with energy to stimulate Collagen production, Blood circulation and Lymph circulation. The Led Light Therapy stimulates Citochromes (Proteins) that respond to light and colour to produce a natural biochemical reaction to the skin. The colour used influences the response to the skin.
Studies show that when using LED Light Therapy skin cells grow 150% – 200% faster when exposed to light colours at different wavelengths E.G Red light at 630 nanometres (nm) can penetrate tissue to a depth of 8-10mm. When the colour selected, penetrates down to the appropriate layer, that colours wavelength causes a change a change in the cells. When the cells change it results in the wall of the skin’s Capillaries to be strengthened, this leads to improved oxygenation and detoxification of the skin. The skin’s water content (Hydration) is increased and the skin will retain its moisture content much more effectively, increasing cellular activity, Improving natural repair and the Creation of healthier looking skin.
Different combinations of light can also be used and very effective, for example Green and Red can be used in combination, Green down the centre of the face to promote Hydration on a dry forehead, Nose and Chin whilst Red light would penetrate wrinkles around the eye area/Cheeks etc.