Reduce Acne, Fine Lines and Wrinkles with LightStim®
Developed by NASA and backed by clinical studies, LED light therapy—specifically LightStim®—could be a serious game changer for you.
LED, or Light Emitting Diode, light utilizes colored lights to penetrate your skin at varying wavelengths. To our skin, light is energy. That energy is used by our bodies to regenerate cells, produce useful substances like collagen and elastin, boost circulation, and speed up tissue repair.
LED lights release this energy as photons, which emit different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. With the help of these wavelengths, LightStim® treatments can reduce signs of aging using red light or treat acne with blue light.
How Does LightStim® Work?
Using the LightStim® Pro Panel, red or blue light is directed at your skin for up to 30 minutes. During this time the light penetrates your skin tissue to stimulate the basic energy processes in the cell’s mitochondria. This is important because this is what speeds up the rate of cell reproduction.
In addition to your in-office LightStim® session, we offer the at-home device for purchase. It’s important to continue your LightStim® treatment at home on a daily basis in order to see results. Clinical trials have shown that daily use of the LightStim® device for 3 minutes per area results in a significant lessening of fine lines and wrinkles.
Red or Blue LED Light?
In determining which color of LED light is right for your skin, it’s important to identify both the current state of your skin and your ultimate goal.
Is anti-aging your primary concern? If so, you’ll want red light. Red light stimulates collagen and this helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Red light also helps reduce inflammation and redness, shrinks the appearance of pores, and accelerates skin repair. Red light LED treatment can also be used to treat Rosacea.
Are you suffering from acne flareups? If so, blue will be the right light for you. Blue light kills bacteria, specifically the acne-causing Propionibacterium. It also helps reduce oil production and prevent future breakouts.
While red and blue are the most popular types of LED light therapy, Infrared LED LightStim® therapy can be used to relieve pain. The infrared light works to increase circulation as well as the body’s temperature for temporary relief of minor joint and muscle pain, minor arthritic pain, and muscle spasms.
Is LightStim® Safe?
The short answer is: Yes.
LightStim® devices have been cleared by the FDA. LED light therapy in general has been shown in multiple clinical trials to be effective and safe. LED lights contain no UV light (the skin-cancer causing kind of light). No serious side effects to using LED light therapy have been identified. What’s more, this is proving an effective alternative for people who can’t use harsh acne treatments or who don’t want to undergo invasive or semi-invasive anti-aging procedures.
What Will my LightStim® Results Be?
Everyone’s skin is different, so results will vary from individual to individual. But, generally speaking, with in-office treatments and continued at-home therapy with the LightStim® home therapy device, you can expect to start seeing lasting results in about 2 months. LightStim® and LED light therapy does not provide instantaneous results, rather it is designed as an ongoing treatment.