Skin is one of the largest and most important organs our body. We use it to present ourselves to the outside world. Healthy skin gives us confidence. As we age our skin is subject to wrinkles, discoloration, spider veins, and reduced elasticity (i.e. reduced tone)(2,9,18). This aging process can start aggravating our skin as early as our twenties(2,9). All this happens at the molecular level. Some of this can’t be avoided, but we can make the aging process healthy and graceful. Having healthy skin is not just about being beautiful, but it’s also important for overall health (e.g. cancer prevention). Light Lounge believes in evidence based treatment of skin, with no side effects. Our solutions treat the skin at the cellular level, ensuring the foundation of health is restored and maintained. This is the best way to ensure healthy, youthful, and beautiful skin.
One of the most common ways to ensure healthy aging is by avoid UV light exposure (e.g. sunscreen). Generally, that is not enough. Evidence based skin treatments, with no side effects, are the only healthy options for your skin. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a light based therapy that shines red and near-infrared light onto the skin(8). This light is absorbed by the mitochondria at the cellular level(8). This absorption leads to decreased oxidative stress and inflammation, it creates more energy, and increases the resiliency of tissues(8). PBM is a non-invasive process that has been documented by many peer reviewed studies to resolve skin issues, and make sure that new skin cells grow to be more strong and healthy(2). In fact, PBM can prevent the damage caused by UV light if applied regularly(12). PBM produces durable, healthful changes in the skin, unlike other temporary treatments. Natural aging is healthy. PBM can ensure that our skin remains youthful, beautiful, and resilient.
We believe that any healthy treatment or intervention needs to be backed by significant laboratory and clinical research. Photobiomodulation (PMB) is a 50 year old technology with no document nor report side effects(6,8). This proof of no side effects is a critical consideration, other treatments may cause more harm than good in the long run. PBM works by applying wavelengths of light at 630 nanometer (nm), 660 nm, and 850 nm to the skin to create a therapeutic, durable change(6,8). These specific bands of light are important because they ensure the lowering of oxidative stress and inflammation.
By viewing the evidence based list of skin conditions above we see the therapeutic power of PBM. In addition, PBM has been demonstrated to increase collagen production(15), increase tone (i.e. tighten up skin), and decrease wrinkles(2,5). The decrease in oxidative stress that results from PBM treatments prevents the degradation of collagen and elastin (the connective tissue that supports tight skin)(13). Decreased inflammation not only keeps your skin healthy and vibrant but it also makes it more resistant to disease and damage; and reduces the chance of acne(13). Another study proved that folks who underwent a PBM treatment had a more positive attitude (e.g. self-esteem) regarding their skin than those who didn’t(17).
Light Lounge uses only FDA listed devices to treat the skin with PBM. If you are in the Denver area please contact us to get more information. Or request us to come to you with our mobile unit, your first session is free. We are also opening a location in Evergreen, CO soon! Please stay tuned with us on Facebook, or Twitter, to find our more about our grand opening.
Here is a list of all the peer-reviewed research articles we used to build this post.