It’s likely you’ve heard it said that LED light therapy improves the results of everything you do in the treatment room. This may seem like a broad and possibly even hard to believe assertion, but it’s actually true. To understand why, it’s important to have a fundamental idea of how biology interacts with light.
The photobiochemical processes triggered by low-level light therapy are extremely complex. Essentially, specific wavelengths of light are absorbed by various chromophores (light absorbing molecules) in the body that initiate a cascade of signaling events known to produce beneficial effects. These effects are numerous, and include both esthetic and health-related benefits. The primary photoacceptor in the red and infrared ranges is found in the inner mitochondrial membranes of cells, and is known as cytochrome c oxidase. This is where the body’s fuel source, ATP or adenosine triphosphate is produced. ATP and cellular energy are topics we’re familiar with in skin care, as there is much discussion surrounding the diminished capacity of cells to produce plumping and firming proteins (like collagen and elastin) as we age. Light energy, when absorbed by the cells, can help boost the production of these proteins resulting in smoother, firmer skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. This of course is a process that necessitates several regular treatments.
So what then is the relationship between low-level light therapy and improved results after one treatment or when integrated with other treatments? In addition to the production of ATP, there are many cellular events that occur as a result of light treatment, such as activation of enzymes, as well as modulation of growth/
transcription factors and inflammatory mediators. The results of these events, along with a mild warming of tissue, have been shown to contribute to many benefits, including the following:
- Improved overall cell function
- Increased blood circulation
- Diminished inflammation
- Faster healing
- Reduced oxidative stress
Of course, all of these things translate to healthier, higher functioning skin—and what treatment isn’t compatible with that? With these things in mind, it’s clear to see how light therapy can help you do a better facial and then some.
LightStim Improves Everything You Do
Whether you’re an esthetician dedicated to a strictly non-invasive philosophy, or a plastic surgeon who provides aggressive treatments that necessitate healing, LightStim offers options that are specifically designed toimprove the results of everything you do including, but not limited to: enzyme and peel treatments, microdermabrasion, microcurrent, oxygen treatments, waxing, microneedling, injectables, laser and surgery.
The LightStim Advantage
It’s important to keep in mind that not all light therapy is created equal. LightStim has provided quality LED devices to the professional skin care, health and wellness industries for over 16 years. Without a doubt, LightStim’s results are largely due to the unique technology upon which the company was founded—LightStim MultiWave® Patented Technology. When choosing an LED device, there are many variables to be considered and a myriad of options to incorporate into your own facial protocols including LightStim’s 2-Panel Protocol. The best evaluation is always based upon a long track record of efficiency, reliability and customer satisfaction. Education is our hallmark—become a LightStim Professional and let us help you to get even better results with your clients.
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