How does LED Lightwave Therapy Work?
The LED Lightwave treatment is a gentle procedure much like the process of photosynthesis, also known as photo biostimulation. The LIGHTWAVE system uses both visible red and infrared light energy to stimulate your body's own regenerative metabolism at the cellular level. By stimulating the body's tissues to convert light energy into cellular energy (ATP), a LIGHTWAVE treatment provides the energy your cells can use to:
*accelerate the production of collagen and elastin
*increase cellular permeability, allowing for increased cellular nutrient intake
*increase the production of macrophage (scavenger) cells for the removal of toxins/excess pigment/scar tissue
*increase vascularization (blood flow) to the surface of the skin
Are LIGHTWAVE treatments safe?
LIGHTWAVE offers advanced cosmetic rejuvenation utilizing Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, which has been determined by the FDA to be of non-significant risk. LIGHTWAVE treatments are completely non-invasive and do not produce any thermal damage or pain.
LIGHTWAVE Red therapy is effective for cosmetic enhancement of the entire face and neck, focusing on reducing the appearance of fine lines and superficial wrinkles by hydrating the skin. LIGHTWAVE can also reduce the appearance of facial scars, burns, sun damage, and sunspots.
What is LIGHTWAVE Blue Therapy?
LIGHTWAVE Blue Light Therapy is pain-free, effective treatment option which uses high-end Light Emitting Diodes (LED's) to distribute specific visible wavelengths of light to the skin's problematic areas.
How does the treatment work?
The acne is exposed to a very precise wavelength of blue light. Once the blue light comes in contact with the skin, the acne causing bacteria called P.acnes absorbs the blue light. Tiny molecules within the bacteria known as porphyrins then react with the blue light and produce singlet oxygen and free radicals. These free radicals and singlet oxygen create a toxic oxygenated environment for the bacteria which destroys the P.Acnes within the pore.
After the skin has received Blue Light Therapy, it is then exposed to red light. The red light stimulates the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) within the body which speeds up the healing process, resulting in a reduction of inflammation and restoration of the skin's normal cellular turnover.
What should I expect during treatment?
A LIGHTWAVE Blue Light Treatment is pain-free and often very relaxing. The skin is exposed to the blue light for approximately 15 minutes. Once the Blue Light Treatment is completed, the skin is exposed to approximately 15 minutes of red light. Treatments are usually administered twice a week for 4-6 weeks. The required number of treatments and frequency of treatments are usually based on the severity of the acne.