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Duration of results
3 to 6 months
In the late 80's the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center embarked on a series of light studies that continued through the last decade. The focus was the use of LED (light emitting diodes) to create a photosyntehsis reaction in plants in space, with this quickly evolving to studies involving human reaciton to different variations of nanometers (colors of light).
There is no shortage of studies regarding the effectiveness of LED for a wide variety of applications ranging from wound healing, deep muscle regeneration, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, etc.
Here at Skinlogic, we love incorporating LED into an array of our treatments in order to enhance healing, stimulate collagen formation, kill bacteria and calm the skin. Bt-LED is also available as a treatment on its own or as a package of 6 treatments.
How does LED work?
Certain nanometers (colors) of LED; deliverd in specific pulse structures and power density levels; have the ability to increase the body's natural form of cellular energy known as ATP (adenosine tri phosphate). Very similar to microcurrent, the right combination of LED can be used as an outside source of energy, creating a proton gradient across the mitochondria, allowing for a significant upregulation of ATP. With more cellular energy, the body has the ability to function better, faster, and more effectively which in turn results in faster healing time, faster recovery from surgical procedures, and healthier, younger looking skin.
Which nanometers or colors are used and why?
Although there is a broad spectrum of colors within the visible spectrum of light, red yellow and blue have been studied the most extensively. This is not to say that the other oclors are not effective, only that we have a limited amount of knowledge about them.
Is the treatment painful?
Not at all! Physically, you won't feel anything. During the treatment, you will lie on the bed while your practitioner applies skin-specific serums and/or masks. After protecting your eyes with special goggles, the LED lights will be placed over your face and the treatment will begin. You may notice a flickering of lights. Most people use this time to relax and some even fall asleep. Depending on your needs, the treatment may last 5-20 minutes.
What are the contraindations for LED?
You are under no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.
At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.
During the Treatment
Before your treatment you will be provided with a detailed consent form. You will be asked to read and sign this prior to your having your treatment.
You will have plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may still have regarding the treatment.
Your practitioner will cleanse the area to be treated. Your skin will be exfoliated and treated, whereafter your practitioner will apply skin-specific serums and/or masks. After protecting your eyes with special goggles, the LED lights will be placed over your face and the treatment will begin. You may notice a flickering of lights. Most people use this time to relax and some even fall asleep. Depending on your needs, the treatment may last 5-20 minutes.
After the procedure, the skin is calmed with the application of specialized products to provide comfort, enhance your treatment and aid recovery.