LED Therapy is HERE
I am excited to add LED therapy to our treatment menu. For many years, I have searched for a top-of-the-line LED system that was backed by research, manufactured in the US, and delivered amazing results. I am happy to announce that the search is over!
For the past several months, I have worked closely with LIGHTWAVE — a company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ — to develop a custom LED system that can address skin concerns (sun damage, environmental damage, aging, acne and acne scarring) AND address the pain and inflammation associated with injury, surgery, or overuse (hello, back pain?)
I am beyond ecstatic to share this amazing treatment modality with you - LED is safe, non-invasive, painless, and IT WORKS! Keep reading to learn more about the amazing benefits of LIGHTWAVE and how it can help you:
Why Lightwave: LIGHTWAVE's patented Red, Infrared & Blue Light therapy can dramatically revitalize your skin without any downtime or discomfort. The innovative aesthetic treatments help counteract years of sun damage, environmental damage, aging, acne and acne scarring. LIGHTWAVE provides noticeable results, often in a couple of treatments, without the high cost and downtime of other more expensive treatment options.
What to Expect: LIGHTWAVE is safe, simple and easy. The amount of time you spend at your skin care specialist may vary based on your individual skin care needs. You can expect an individual LIGHTWAVE treatment to take up 30 minutes and allow for an additional 20 minutes for pre and post care. Its so simple and fast that many patients have treatments during a lunch break or on a quick stop on the way to or from work. However, the relaxing, euphoric effect usually last throughout the day.
After the Treatment: Each individual responds differently; some notice changes much more quickly than others. The following principles are generalities; specific results will vary from client to client based on the client needs and lifestyle. The following protocols have been designed to address the most common requested treatments. Treatments range between 8-30 minutes in duration.
LIGHTWAVE’s proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) is designed to re-hydrate the face, and increase collagen and elastin formation resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in decreasing flaccidity, lifting sagging tissues and restoring skin tone and texture resulting in an overall improvement erasing years from the face. Ten treatments are recommended. Maintenance once a month or as needed can prolong the youthful appearance.
LIGHTWAVE’s proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the your individual amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin, and your age. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments and/or IPL and/or laser followed by LIGHTWAVE Therapy.
LIGHTWAVE’s proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) uses powerful Infrared and red light to stimulate the reduction of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of normal tissue. Patients usually notice softening of scar tissue. They also notice flattening and widening of the scar. This is a normal sequence in scar reduction. With several more sessions the flat, wide scar will become thinner and remain flat. Some scars may appear to be resistant to this program (hypertrophic and/or keloid). If this is the case, a customized LIGHTWAVE treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.
LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) is designed to increase blood circulation and bring more nutrients to the skins surface which helps to keep the skin from breaking down. It also helps to normalize dry or oily skin, achieving an overall improvement in skin tone and texture.
LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) that focuses on skin retraction by increasing circulation and bringing nutrition to damaged tissue. This program is particularly effective over the abdomen, neck and upper chest. Treatments should be applied twice per week and may require between ten – fifteen treatments.
Pain and Discomfort
LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) specifically designed to address inflammation associated with trauma and/or an allergic reaction that causes discomfort with a focus on patients who experience persistent problems such as joint and muscle discomfort. It is also used within 72 hours of any traumatic event including post-surgical interventions to reduce scarring and encourage normal tissue formation.
Mild to Moderate Acne
LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and Blue Light) is designed to repair damaged skin and significantly reduce the P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for causing inflammatory acne vulgaris. 15 minutes of Blue light first enters the sebaceous glands and singlet oxygen is created. Singlet oxygen then in turn kills the bacteria. Next, the client is exposed to 15 minutes of red light. This acne treatment aids in the healing process of the skin and prevents infection and scarring from occurring.