Phototherapy is a non-invasive therapy whereby light of specific wavelengths is delivered to the skin to stimulate and activate cellular processes deep within the skin layers. This therapy is completely safe and does not produce a thermal reaction in the skin, making it a comfortable treatment for clients needing dermal penetration.
light therapy uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology to activate and promote collagen production and increase the rate of skin cell renewal. Enhanced collagen production greatly reduces wrinkles and improves the overall texture of the epidermis, resulting in a more youthful, radiant appearance and texture.
Phototherapy technology was originally developed by NASA to aid wound healing in space. Aesthetically, the technology has been producing excellent results on its own and now being used as a complementary therapy to other cosmetic procedures and even in incubators for premature babies.
Phototherapy may assist the appearance of the following conditions:
Reducing P acne bacteria to stop acne
Reducing fine lines, wrinkles and crows feet
Increase circulation resulting in a glowing complexion
Firm and tones skin so it doesn't appear saggy and droopy
lightens hyperpigmentation on skin and age spots
improves elastin and collagen production n the dermis
Reduces pore size
reduces inflammation and redness
skin rejuvenation enhancing the effectiveness of cosmeceutical ingredients
Phototherapy treatments are so gentle they can be combined with other treatments like microdermabrasion and IPL skin rejuvenation to increase the results and reduce customer discomfort from procedures. The perfect way to end an appointment with our clinic.
To get the most benefits and results from a phototherapy treatment, it’s important to understand what the different colours (or wavelengths) can achieve and how they achieve this.
Basically, wavelengths penetrate the skin at different depths. Of the visible spectrum, Violet light has the lowest penetration rate, whilst Red light has the deepest penetration rate. It’s important to know that light wavelengths absorbed at different penetration depths may treat a range of conditions more effectively than just a single wavelength penetrating at a single depth.
Violet - 400nm
- Improve the appearance of Acne
- May help soothe sebaceous glands
- Assist in fading pigmentation and age spots
- May lessen erythema following other treatments and procedures
- Increase circulation
- May help reduce inflammation of sebaceous glands
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin rejuvenation
Phototherapy, much like microdermabrasion is not a harsh treatment, so there is no down time. Treatments can be completed at any time and you may return to your daily routines at the end of treatments. Skin may become more sensitive to sunlight and this is mostly due to cellular stimulation and activation on a deeper level. Customers are advised to wear sunscreen products following their treatments to avoid sunburn.