Aug 11, 2012 Lighting Design & Controls
Light therapy is becoming the most popular skin care treatment, and it seems everyone wants to try it. Why this sudden eagerness ? Because of the many skin concerns it can improve, naturally, without pain or side effects. Results amazes scientists and users who can now own their personal light therapy device that employs the same technology spas and dermatologists are equiped with : Light Emitting Diodes(LED).
If other forms of light therapy are actually used, LED light therapy is associated to skin care. There are mainly two colors associated to light therapy for the skin, because there are principally two skin issues people want to improve : acne and aging. Red light therapy is used for skin healing, thus it is used for both skin concerns. For acne purpose it will help to diminish acne scars for example. If used for anti aging, it will regenerate skin cells. Blue light therapy is used for acne only, the blue light penetrates the skin and kills the P. acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes). Acne starts to disappear, and light treatments also prevent future breakouts.
Here are several light therapy benefits :
Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet
increases collagen and elastin, resulting in a firmer skin
enhances circulation, this brings more nutritional elements resulting in a younger and smoother skin
Improves skin tone
heals sun-damaged skin
Tights pore size
Reduces redness (inflammation caused by acne)
minimizes brown age spots
Balances sebum production
Light therapy is also used, in another form than LEDs such as daylight spectrum, for stress relief, pain relief, affective disorders, mood balancing and more. In the future, light therapy may be used to treat more medical, cosmeceutical, psychological and every day life disorders.
Post written by: The New Light