LED Therapy for Pain Relief & Skin Rejuvenation
Healthy collagen gives the skin its softness, resiliency, suppleness as well as its ability to repair itself. As we age, natural collagen production decreases, which brings on the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
Thankfully, there is help! Researchers from Montreal and Denmark have found that the use of LED light on the skin increases the production of collagen almost immediately, gently providing visible skin rejuvenation without any thermal injury or downtime.
Other studies from NASA and Harvard have also shown LED light to be helpful in the acceleration of healing wounds, nerves and deeper tissues as well as decreasing pain, inflammation and edema.
Thus, we are excited to add LED Skin Rejuvenation and LED Pain-Relief Treatments to the offerings at A to Zen. Results can be seen (or felt) with just one visit, with more dramatic results coming after multiple session in sequence or home use.
Sessions are approximately 15 or 30 minutes long depending on the type of equipment used (the 15 minute Perfectio treatment is done with a wand that is applied to the skin of the affect area by a therapist; the 30 minute Celluma treatment is done with a “set and leave” pad which can be placed on top of the skin or around the affected area). Both can be added to any other hands-on appointment or done alone. We also offer free demos periodically and encourage you to inquire about the next one at the front desk.
How it works:
For Pain Relief, Infrared light:
· Penetrates the skin non-invasively
· Stimulates mitochondrial functioning, which promotes healing and produces protein and collagen
· Helps to reduce inflammation and decrease pain
· Can increase muscle function when combined with exercise
· Can increase range of motion and blood flow
For Skin Care, Infrared Light:
· Helps to build new collagen that we lose during the aging process
· Can help to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage
· Can help to reduce redness and stretch marks
Perfectio Single 15 Minute Session
The 15 minute Perfectio treatment is done with a wand that is applied to the skin of the affect area by a therapist.
Celluma Single 30 Minute Session
The 30 minute Celluma treatment is done with a “set and leave” pad which can be placed on top of the skin or around the affected area.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. You will feel a warming sensation as the light is applied to your skin.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with no downtime. You are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume your activities immediately.
Are there any risks?
The biggest risk of harm with this type of treatment would come from staring in to the light, which could burn your eyes. Other than a little skin redness, there is very little harm that can result from the treatment. Why do I need more than one treatment? Like many other healing modalities, some effects will be noticed after only one session. However, for the greatest results, multiple sessions will improve the effectiveness.
Can I do treatments on myself?
Yes. At-home versions of both machines are available for purchase