How long does a treatment take?
How many treatments are required?
How often should a treatment be given?
Are the treatments painful?
How long does it take to see results?
Can I combine this with other skin care treatments?
How does LED light therapy differ from laser treatments?
Laser treatments can treat some of the same skin conditions as LED light therapy i.e. facial wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks, but unlike LED, lasers can be painful and invasive, and are limited to successfully treating only specific skin types. The LED light therapies make it possible to treat large areas within a relatively short period of time something that is difficult to do with laser treatment.
Laser treatment has a high heat-emitting property that can damage viable tissue. With laser, it can be difficult to achieve uniform irradiation of the skin. In contrast, LED light therapy enables uniform irradiation and has a low heat-emitting property thus making it a safe, effective treatment for:
- Acne scar reduction;
- Anti aging skin care;
- Facial wrinkles;
- Cellulite reduction, and
- Stretch marks.
Additionally, laser treatments are more expensive than LED light therapy and with a longer recovery period.
What results can one expect from LED light?
Is LED light treatment safe?
How does LED light work?
- Accelerate the production of collagen and elastin;
- Increase cellular permeability, allowing for increased cellular nutrient intake;
- Increase the removal of excess fluid and waste products from the cells;
- Increase the production of macrophage (scavenger) cells for the removal of toxins/excess pigment/scar tissue;
- Increase lymphatic drainage, and
- Increase vascularization (blood flow) to the surface of the skin.
What can I expect during an initial clinic treatment?
At your first clinic appointment, our knowledgeable aesthetician will conduct an interview, complete a physical evaluation of your skin to get a clear picture of your treatment priorities and take before and after pictures. Our aesthetician will then recommend the appropriate treatment protocol(s) to address your areas of concern. All treatments will begin by properly preparing the skin with specific natural/organic products.
What are LED’s and how are they used?
LED, Light Emitting Diodes, provide light that helps the cells of human tissue, the same way sunlight helps the cells of plants, process and utilize food and air, into usable energy. LED’s are programmed to change frequency and patterns of length to offer the most beneficial treatment according to the patients needs and desired effects. Each unit is programmed to provide the patient with a session best suited for the individuals target area. LED technology has long been touted as being an aide in wound treatment, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and cellulite; and pain management through its use of deep-penetrating warmth and cell metabolism. It has been the topic of research by NASA for space utilization, medical college research studies, and physical fitness training facilities everywhere.
Most current medical responses to skin aging currently involve invasive, painful, and often very expensive means of correction. We offer a non-invasive approach that can be used regularly to reduce the appearance of problem areas that these extensive surgeries and laser-treatments are being used to correct.
When and how often should I have a LED treatment?
While some patients may require only a few treatments, other problems may be more chronic or affecting deeper layers of tissue and require more frequent and extended attention. Patients with recent surgical wounds or trauma can use LED for accelerated healing and scar reduction post surgery. Patients with skin discolorations and acne can use LED as frequently as they desire. Some patients with diabetes or other light/heat sensitive ailments may require attention to avoid over-heated skin but can still benefit from LED.
Who needs or can benefit from an LED treatment?
As we age, skin loses some its ability to heal and reconstruct itself. Components such as collagen and elastin, necessary in maintaining the physical appearance and vitality of skin, decreases in production; scar tissue, toxins and waste build-up (acne, wrinkles, sunspots, hyper-pigmentation, etc.) increases the appearance of physical flaws. Red LED light can give the skin the necessary aid to reduce these, and many other signs of aging. These wavelengths of light can also help reduce scarring, pain and wound healing, of all shapes, sizes, age, and colours of skin. Some patients with heat/light sensitivity from medications or medical problems may require means to reduce heat to the skin but can still use LED since the heat output is very minimal.
What is the most effective non-prescription acne treatment available?
Acne treatment can be difficult to treat, so many people with acne are turning to LED light therapy. A combination of blue and red light therapy can treat acne skin conditions. Best of all, it is natural, pain-free and affordable.
How does blue light therapy work?
Blue light therapy is used in conjunction with red light therapy for adolescent and adult acne, as well as acne scar treatments. From acne treatments for mild to severe acne and acne scars, to skin care for acne, LED can help. Blue light treatment is a natural, effective skin rejuvenation technique
How does Red light therapy work?
Red light therapy is used for skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, stretch marks and more. It is also used for acne scar reduction by combing red light therapy with blue light therapy.
What is Micro-current?
Micro-current is a safe, effective, non-invasive, and non-surgical facial rejuvenating and sculpting treatment. It can lift, sculpt, and tighten any part of your face or body. It can even lighten acne scarring or rosacea. This procedure has no time and results are immediate. Micro-current facials are painless and so relaxing that most clients often fall asleep during the treatment.
Who should use Micro-current?
If you are pregnant, have cancer or had recent heart surgery, have a pacemaker or have epilepsy you should not use micro-current.
What benefits will I see with Micro-current sessions?
- Diminished appearance of fine lines, creases and wrinkles;
- Clearing of acne and rosacea;
- Reduction of sagging jowls and chin;
- Smoothing of stretch marks and cellulite;
- Visibly firms and tones skin;
- Reduction of noticeable scars and pigment discolouration;
- Improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage;
- Hydrates and revitalizes skin for a smoother feel.
How does Micro-current work?
This low level of electrical current works in harmony with the body’s natural healing processes. At a cellular level, micro-current stimulates activity in the cell to create massive amounts (a 500% increase) of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), known as the “energy of life”. ATP drives a number of biological processes including muscle contraction/re-education and protein (collagen and elastin) synthesis. Facial toning is achieved through muscle re-education, working a muscle from its origin and insertion inward to shorten slackened muscles (such as in the cheeks or forehead), and working from the belly outward to lengthen contracted muscles (such as the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downward). Micro-current also offers specific iontophoresis which allows superior penetration of serums into the skin.