Benefits of LED
LED Light Therapy is the use of specific types of light which give off energy that stimulates your cells, thereby increasing the production of collagen and elastin. In turn, this makes your skin firmer, less wrinkled, and younger looking. This is known as LED Light Therapy.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Diodes give off energy in the form of light. These little diodes are compact, durable, powerful, bright, efficient, and when used in combination with LightStim’s patent pending engineering, produce rejuvenating effects on the skin. Red and near-infrared light are a “window” of wavelengths that are able to pass through tissue up to 1 inch deep. Red and near-infrared have beneficial effects on cells by “kick-starting” them into immediately creating more ATP (cellular energy) and increasing DNA and RNA activity. This effect has been carefully studied in many published reports since 1987.
LED is a noninvasive approach to working with light, and during the past 10 years, independent worldwide research from organizations such as NASA has shown that light applied in the correct wavelength stimulates intercellular communication, resulting in skin rejuvenation.
LED Light Therapy Benefits:
Not only is LED effective, but it also has the added benefit of being painless and relaxing, with no recovery time required. LED can also be done on all skin types, regardless of ethnicity. It remains cool and comfortable for the client because it uses spectral light instead of heat to activate the skin’s own biochemical healing processes. The photobiological effect is safe and creates no risk of burning the tissue.
Tired, aging skin: Softening of lines, folds and wrinkles, healthier circulation, increased moisture and radiance, accelerated skin repair, toned and youthful skin surface, improved elasticity and skin texture as well as stimulating the collagen process.
Hyperpigmentation: age spots, freckles, uneven pigmentation due to sun exposure: Most cases of skin hyperpigmentation even out over time from the use of infrared LED light therapy.
Acne and blemishes: Infrared LED light can assist in the repair of acne and blemishes because it stimulates the skin’s natural healing process.
The number of treatments needed varies with different skin types and conditions. As with any skin care treatment, maintenance is highly recommended to ensure lasting results. On average, a maintenance treatment is suggested every three to four weeks.
Benefits of Microcurrent
Microcurrent increases protein and ATP production in the cell while enhancing tissue repair. Studies have revealed that microcurrent therapy helps in restoring metabolic processes that are responsible for healing. It regulates the energy levels of the body by promoting ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, which is the major energy fuel for all the biochemical reactions. As the energy level increases, the body’s ability to remove metabolic wastes via active transport is enhanced, hence preventing accumulation of toxic substances. The same process takes place in injured cells, which in turn, enhances nutrient distribution, blood circulation and removal of wastes. This way, new healthy cells replace the injured ones.
Microcurrent therapy uses pulsating electrical currents that are extremely low-voltage (millionths of an amp) in order to relieve pain and stimulate healing. It works by delivering impulses of mild electrical currents deep into the skin’s surface. This triggers the healing response because the skin cells sense that the tissues have been injured and the body begins to produce more and more cells in order to heal this ‘injury.’ This then boosts collagen production deep within the skin’s surface and encourages the skin cells to heal and repair themselves naturally as they reproduce to heal the injured site. Microcurrent techniques have been proven successful in treating a variety of medical conditions including Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is facial paralysis and usually affects one side of the face only. The cause is unknown, but inflammation of one of the facial nerves results in muscle paralysis to one side of the face. This usually recovers over a period of months, but on occasions can be permanent.
Clinical studies show that microcurrent facelift procedures trigger the production of amino acids, the body’s natural building blocks which are involved with accelerating cell production and repair. This means that cells can be restored and the body can start producing healthier skin cells in a very short period of time. Many medical studies since the 1980s have focused on the bioelectrical aspect of body cells and the use of electrical currents to stimulate healing reactions. Microcurrent therapy is considered safe for people of all ages, but it is not recommended for people who use pacemakers and are intolerable of electromagnetic fields.
Microcurrent offers an alternative to surgery. They have become one of the most sought-after treatments for sagging skin or a dull complexion, and may be especially effective for getting rid of superficial lines and wrinkles. If you are experiencing signs of premature aging, you can effectively get rid of wrinkles, dark patches and other skin problems with the electrical stimulation technology. This facial is great for all skin type and even benefits young people as this prevents the natural progression of aging.
Microcurrent facelift procedures and skin treatments are designed for aging skin, but can also be used on younger skin to slow down the aging process. Key benefits of this treatment include:
- Reduction or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles
- Even skin tone
- Tighter, firmer skin
- Reduction or elimination of age spots
- Reduction or elimination of superficial scars
- Drains excess water
- Hydrates skin
- Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- reduces symptoms of sinusitis
- ‘shakes loose’ toxins from body
Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen facials for the beauty industry revolve around the use of medical grade oxygen as a delivery mechanism for active ingredients in to the skin. It is also used as a “wash” over the face in an attempt to stimulate or feed the skin so new collagen growth can occur.
As a delivery mechanism, the oxygen is compressed and sprayed at high pressure directly on to the skin surface. A “serum” of active ingredients such as nutrients or vitamins, are introduced to the oxygen stream just before the skin, and the combined oxygen and ingredients in the form of a high pressure jet forces its way past the skins barrier defence systems and in to the lower levels of the epidermis.
The popularity of Oxygen treatments appear to stem from the almost instant smoothing and plumping of the skins surface, a reaction that can have the effect of hiding any tiny imperfections and providing a warm “glow” to the skin.
Oxygen has incredible regenerative powers. For decades, doctors have not only recognized this fact but used it in the treatment of burns, gangrene and wounds that simply would not heal otherwise. In an oxygen rich environment, bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections simply do not survive. Moreover, high concentrations of oxygen trigger the body’s own healing functions. If you are severely burned or cut, the skin will rapidly heal in such a favorable environment. It is these two very important functions of oxygen that inspired skin care experts to incorporate oxygen into esthetic treatments around the world.
The results of a properly done oxygen facial are nothing less than startling as can be attested by the many celebrities that endorse them and its one of the safest and most efficient ways I know of how to continue to look your best.
The procedure involves spraying 98% pure hyperbaric oxygen, that is infused with a serum that contains essential nutrients and antioxidants. An oxygen facial works by super-charging oxygen levels in the skin, resulting in better circulation and skin cell regeneration which, between them, leave the skin glowing. It’s good for making you look younger, reducing greyness, rosacea, healing bruising, and general wear and tear. A purifier, oxygen also kills surface bacteria which helps to keep skin clear.