LED is the acronym for Light Emitting Diodes. Light Therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. It is used for pain management, acne management, wrinkles, bruising and more. LED was first used by NASA to grow plants in space. The technology was then used by the Navy Seals to speed recovery time in muscles and aid in healing bruising more rapidly. It is currently being used with the Wounded Warrior Project to bring pain relief to our veterans, and now, we are using it in esthetics in the spa treatment room for reversing the damaging effects of acne scarring, reducing pigmentation and lessening wrinkles.
Think of Light Therapy as a battery charger for compromised cells. Technically speaking, the light source emits photons. The photons are then absorbed in the mitochondria and cell membranes causing an elevation of ATP (energy) synthesis. This increased ATP (energy) causes a cascade of metabolic events resulting in biochemical and cellular changes. This is how you get your tissue repair and anti-inflammatory benefits. Light travels deep into the skin and tissues and is absorbed at depths topical applications of creams cannot reach. For instance, blue light treatments kill bacteria while near infra-red light reaches deep into subcutaneous tissue and reduces inflammation thus creating a healing response in the skin for acne sufferers. Dominant red light therapy treatments stimulate collagen production and elastin synthesis reducing fine lines and lessening wrinkles. There are some instances in which LED light therapy is not beneficial and should not be used. An in-depth consultation should be performed before undergoing light therapy.
Lynn’s personal Before & Afters
13 treatments, 30-minutes/treatment, no other facials.
Wrinkles: Before & After
Acne: Before & After
The day may not be far off when most homes will have a light source to be used for aches, pains, cuts, bruises, joints, and which can be also applied to the hair and even transcranially to the brain’. For now, I am excited to be offering the latest advancement in LED light therapy with the Celluma Pro device in my spa practice, Lynn’s Skincare. For more information on the services I offer in addition to LED packages, please refer to My Services.