Red Light Therapy For Wrinkles - How Does it Work?
The cosmetics industry would have you believe that anti-aging creams and lotions are your only means to lessen wrinkles. However, since most topical wrinkle creams contain chemicals that can cause sensitivity and allergic reactions, LED light therapy for wrinkles is a better option to discuss. With the use of lasers and LED, researchers have developed new light-based treatments that are safe, effective, and can be used on any area of the body. This treatment has no side effects associated with it, as it is totally natural. Its effectiveness also makes it less costly compared to other wrinkle treatments such as Botox.
When skin cells are damaged, they cannot properly regenerate. This leads to lines, discoloration, and wrinkles. One of the causes of these issues is inadequate cell regeneration, which is a problem in the aging process. The use of red light therapy for wrinkles eliminates free radicals that are damaging the skin cells and causes the signs of aging.
There are four different types of red light therapy for wrinkles that are being researched. One of these treatments is photoepilation. Photoepilation is being used to treat minor wrinkles which will make the appearance of the wrinkle cream's product look smoother. However, this is not the main goal of this treatment. One of the reasons why photoepilation is only being used for minor skin imperfections on the face and neck is because of its high risk of irritation and allergic reactions.
Another type of red light therapy for wrinkles uses blue light. It is known as blue light therapy for treating acne scars or sun damage. Blue light reduces the inflammation on the surface of the skin and prevents the appearance of new lines and wrinkles. However, one of the major side effects of using too much blue light therapy is a burn effect to the skin which can be harmful.
An infrared therapy called photoepilation is being used to treat wrinkles in people who cannot tolerate red light therapy. This type of treatment uses artificial sunlight to replace the natural sunlight in the indoor light system of a home. This is done by placing an indoor light system with a photoepilation lamp directly behind a person's eyes. The warmth of the light emitted by the lamp causes the hemoglobin in the eye to absorb the light that makes the skin appear to be smoother.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this type of indoor light therapy for wrinkles is that the exposure to the heat generated by the lamp can cause burning of the skin. The heat generated can also cause the skin to become red, swollen, and irritated. This condition can cause the person to experience discomfort, pain, and even blisters. The best option to relieve these symptoms of the condition is to use a sunscreen or a product that contains more heat than what is generated by the light. The sunscreen can either be a gel or cream that can be applied or wiped on the skin. The cream or lotion has been pre-applied on the face or body before exposure to the sunlight.
Another form of therapy that can be used to treat wrinkles besides red light therapy is led light therapy. This form of treatment uses artificial light to treat a person's wrinkles by treating the dermal layer of the skin. This layer helps in the regeneration of collagen fibers. Collagen is essential in the growth of new skin cells, which is important to have skin that is smooth and soft without wrinkles.
Red light therapy works by destroying the melanin found in the dermis, which is present in all humans and is responsible in the generation of melanin. Melanin is responsible in the transmission of ultraviolet rays from the sun. With the destruction of the melanin it causes the skin cells to be affected causing premature aging. Since the skin cells are being destroyed in the production of new skin cells is also affected resulting to the skin looking rough and dry and hence it loses its natural texture and color. The reason why red light therapy is effective in eliminating fine lines and wrinkles in the face is because it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which are essential in the regrowth of these skin cells.