LED Light Therapy For Seborrheic Keratosis
The body contains cells which are generally capable of healing and reproducing themselves using a naturally cellular energy known as ATP or adenosine triphosphate. When the skin is damaged for example when suffering from scabies, the ATP stimulates cell regeneration to heal and enable the restoration of the injured area. However, how fast or slow the cells heal may be determined by many factors such as age, poor nutrition, and the skin’s general condition.
Research has shown that light can stimulate the production of ATP for a better renewal of cells otherwise known as photo rejuvenation. The therapeutic effects of light by using LED (light emitting diode) technology are being used by skin care specialists to heal skin conditions in a light therapy session. The primary aim of non-ablative rejuvenation is to stimulate new collagen and dermal extra-cellular matrix substance which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without damaging the overlaying epidermis.
The light emitting diode (LED) technology is a non-invasive and a non chemical way which is clinically proven and can be an excellent modality for the improvement of the skin quality. It is not just any light ray that can be used to stimulate skin cells, there are some harmful rays that burn the skin and may cause cancer. LED therapy emits a low power light that does not burn or irritate the skin. The devices used for photo rejuvenation may either use invisible infrared light, blue light or visible red light.
The visible red light only penetrates to a shallow portion of the skin and is effective for only healing surface wounds and treating other skin conditions like eczema, sunspots, fine lines and psoriasis. On the other hand the invisible infrared light can penetrate deeper up to 30-40 millimeters and is ideal for repairing muscle tissue, relieving joint and bone pains. Blue light is used to kill bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne and other infections.
The skin specialist performing the light therapy may start with a microdermabrasion procedure to get rid of dead skin cells for an effective light penetration. The specific lights are at beamed at the specific areas of treatment for a few minutes. Results may be seen immediately or after a series of session depending on one’s age, diet, lifestyle, and skin tone. Some people may need 6-8 sessions, one session per week, to see full results and the specialist may prescribe topical skin treatments to boost the effects of the light therapy and the maintenance treatment may follow at least once or twice a month.
The benefits of LED light therapy include: improved lymphatic system and circulation, painless sessions, non invasive procedure, no side effects and diminished dark spots, wrinkles and lines.
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