Monday, September 15, 2008

Best Of . . . Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy is the one of the most efficient, non-invasive anti-aging treatments available. Phototherapy uses an intense red light with the proven ability to biologically alter the skin tissue and heal wounds by stimulating circulation and renewing cells. Studies by NASA have shown that the use of red light on the skin will stimulate the fibroblasts into producing 5 times the amount of collagen. Fibrolasts are responsible for the production of elastin and collagen and maintaining the integrity of the skin. Properly treated in a professional environment, Red Light Therapy, has the ability to easily penetrate the skin and stimulate cell turnover. Since the loss of collagen is one of the main factors in the visible signs of aging, anything to promote its production should be a major priority in a proactive anti-age skin care program.

Red Light Therapy has the potential to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, tone the skin, refine the pores, stimulate circulation, diminish hyperpigmentation, and reverse signs of sun damage. Its ability to renew skin cells will "bulk up" the skin giving the appearance of a more youthful contour. The downfall? One treatment will not give dramatic results and therefore a series of six treatments is usually recommended in one week intervals. Other timing issues? It will normally take about 14 days to notice a difference and begin to feel a firmer skin as collagen needs time to be created. The cost? The pricing varies in each Spa/Salon but an average price range for one 20 - 25 minute "stand-alone" treatment will cost approximately $75. Highly recommended.

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