Healthy Skin is Better Looking Skin

Healthy Skin and Healthy Aging

Skin is one of the largest and most important organs of 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.

How Do We Prevent Skin Damage?

One of the most common ways to ensure healthy aging is by avoiding 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.

PBM Benefits for Better Looking Skin

  • Protection Against UV damage(12)
  • Skin Rejuvenation(2,9)
  • Acne Reduction(1,11)
  • Pigmented Lesions (Vitiligo) Reduction(3)
  • Scar (Keloid) Reduction(4)
  • Burn (second degree, sunburn) Reduction(10, 14)
  • Psoriasis Reduction(7)
  • Prevention of Hair Loss(10,16)

Evidence-Based Research and Clinical Proof

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 nanometers (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).

How Can I Treat My Skin With PBM?

Light Lounge uses only FDA listed devices to treat the skin with PBM. To book your therapy, click here and visit us at our retail location in Evergreen. First session is FREE!

Here is a list of all the peer-reviewed research articles we used to build this post.

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  2. Avci, P., Gupta, A., Sadasivam, M., Vecchio, D., Pam, Z., Pam, N., & Hamblin, M. R. (2013, March). Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring. In Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery (Vol. 32, No. 1, p. 41).
  3. C. C. Lan, C. S. Wu, M. H. Chiou, P. C. Hsieh, and H. S. Yu, “Low-energy helium-neon laser induces locomotion of the immature melanoblasts and promotes melanogenesis of the more differentiated melanoblasts: recapitulation of vitiligo repigmentation in vitro,” J. Invest. Dermatol. 126(9), 2119–2126 (2006).
  4. D. Barolet and A. Boucher, “Prophylactic low-level light therapy for the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids: a case series,” Lasers Surg. Med. 42(6), 597–601 (2010).
  5. D. Barolet, C. J. Roberge, F. A. Auger, A. Boucher, and L. Germain, “Regulation of skin collagen metabolism in vitro using a pulsed 660 nm LED light source: clinical correlation with a single-blinded study,” J. Invest. Dermatol. 129(12), 2751–2759 (2009).
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  8. G. Ablon, “Combination 830-nm and 633-nm light-emitting diode phototherapy shows promise in the treatment of recalcitrant psoriasis: preliminary findings,” Photomed. Laser Surg. 28(1), 141–146 (2010).
  9. Hamblin, M. R. (2017). Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS biophysics, 4(3), 337.
  10. L. H. Kligman, “Photoaging. Manifestations, prevention, and treatment,” Clin. Geriatr. Med. 5(1), 235–251 (1989).
  11. M. Leavitt, G. Charles, E. Heyman, and D. Michaels, “HairMax 
LaserComb laser phototherapy device in the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia: A randomized, double-blind, sham device- controlled, multicentre trial,” Clin. Drug Investig. 29(5), 283–292 (2009).
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vulgaris,” J. Drugs Dermatol. 7(4), 347–350 (2008).
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restoring,” Semin. Cutan. Med. Surg. 32(1), 41–52 (2013).
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  15. R. A. Weiss, D. H. McDaniel, R. Geronemus, and M. A. Weiss, “Clinical trial of a novel non-thermal LED array for reversal of photoaging: clinical, histologic, and surface profilometric results,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36, 85–91 (2005a).
  16. R. A. Weiss, D. H. McDaniel, R. Geronemus, M. A. Weiss, K. L. Beasley, G. M. Munavalli, and S. G. Bellew, “Clinical experience with light-emitting diode (LED) photomodulation,” Dermatol. Surg. 31, 1199–1205 (2005b).
  17. T. C. Wikramanayake, R. Rodriguez, S. Choudhary, L. M. Mauro, K. Nouri, L. A. Schachner, and J. J. Jimenez, “Effects of the Lexington LaserComb on hair regrowth in the C3H/HeJ mouse model of alopecia areata,” Lasers Med. Sci. 27(2), 431–436 (2012).
  18. Wunsch, A., & Matuschka, K. (2014). A controlled trial to determine the efficacy of red and near-infrared light treatment in patient satisfaction, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and intradermal collagen density increase. Photomedicine and laser surgery, 32(2), 93-100.
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