LED light therapy performs natural, non-invasive skin rejuvenation by converting light energy into cellular energy. It uses a combination of Blue light therapy, Red light therapy, and Infrared light energy by emitting wavelengths which work for wrinkle treatment, anti-aging therapy, body treatments, scar treatment, acne treatment and more.
Think of the process as being similar to photosynthesis in plants. Even though plants can safely absorb light emitted from the sun, the sun releases harmful UV rays that can damage our skin. LIGHTWAVE does not contain UV rays and the light that’s generated is proven to be advantageous in cellular activity and repair.
How does LIGHTWAVE Work?
Red LED light therapy induces the fibroblasts that make collagen, which is what gives young skin a plump look. Professional LED machines can also treat stretch marks and sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize redness after more intense IPL or laser treatments.
Infrared (IR) LED light therapy is not visible to the naked eye. Infrared travels up to 880 nanometers deep into the tissue, reaching muscles, bones, and joints. It is often used pre-and post-surgery as well as pre-and post-cosmetic procedures. Infrared accelerates the healing and recovery process. It minimizes scarring and can significantly alleviate pain.
Blue LED light therapy is absorbed quickly by bacteria that causes acne. Molecules that are inside the bacteria react by making single oxygen free radicals, which in turn eliminate the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes – bacteria responsible for inflammatory acne vulgaris) bacteria. After the body has been exposed to the Blue light, it is suggested that a treatment of Red light therapy should be performed soon after to help repair damaged or scarred tissue, restore regular cellular function, and promote healthy skin.
LIGHTWAVE treatments are simple and easy. How long you spend at your skin care specialist may depend on your particular skin care needs. A single LIGHTWAVE treatment can be expected to last about 30 minutes with an additional 20 minutes for pre and post care. The treatment is so easy and so quick, that most patients have the treatment on their lunch break or make a quick stop either on their way to work or from work.
Mild to Moderate Acne
Using the Red and/or Blue Light combination helps heal damaged skin and considerably minimize the P. acnes (bacteria that causes acne). Fifteen minutes of the Blue light is first entered into the sebaceous glands which creates singlet oxygen. The singlet oxygen in turn kills the bacteria. The client is then exposed to fifteen minutes of red light. This acne treatment helps the skin heal and deters infections and scarring from manifesting.
Using the Red and/or IR Light, the treatment can re-hydrate the face, which increases collagen and elastin formation and results in a decrease of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to lift sagging tissues by decreasing flaccidity, and restores skin tone and texture which gives an overall improvement, eliminating years from the face. Up to ten treatments are recommended, and to help prolong the youthful appearance, maintenance once a month or as needed is advised.
The Red and/or IR Light uses red light and the powerful infrared light to induce the decrease of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of natural tissue. The softening of the scar tissue is usually noticed by clients. The flattening and widening of the scar is also noticed. This is a regular occurrence in scar reduction. As the sessions progress, the wide, flat scar will turn thinner and remain flat. There may be some resistance to the treatment with some scars (keloid and/or hypertrophic), but if this happens, additional treatment options and/or a customized LIGHTWAVE treatment may be considered.
The Red and/or IR Light increases circulation and brings nutrition back to damaged tissue by focusing on skin retraction. This treatment is particularly successful on the neck, upper chest, and abdomen. 10 to 15 treatments may be required with treatments being applied twice per week.
Using the Red and IR Light can improve and or eliminate sun induced discoloration. This treatment is also very effective in correcting pigment issues caused by chemical build up, reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of damaging skin products. The number of treatments may vary based on several factors: age, thickness of the skin, as well as the degree of damage. Best of all, it feels good!
Using the Red and/or IR Light, the treatment can help bring more nutrients to the skins surface and increase blood circulation, which can help to prevent the skin from breaking down. It can also normalize oily or dry skin, which will help achieve an improvement to the skin tone and its texture.
The Red and/or IR Light can treat inflammation related with an allergic reaction and/or trauma that produces discomfort and specifically focuses on clients who live with continual problems such as muscle and joint discomfort. It can also be used within 72 hours of any distressing event such as post-surgical interventions to help minimize scarring and encourage normal tissue development.
The LIGHTWAVE LED has produced new ways to help reverse the signs of aging and damage to ensure that the brilliance within you will shine through. With zero downtime or discomfort, LIGHTWAVE Rejuvenation can revitalize your skin in a dramatic way. This advanced aesthetic treatment can help reverse environmental damage, sun damage, aging, acne and acne scarring. In just a couple of treatments, it produces noticeable results, without the downtime and expensive costs of other treatment options.
Every person responds differently to the treatment, and some people may notice changes more immediately than others. Based on the client needs and lifestyle, specific results may vary from person to person.