Lasers are the new paradigm in all things medical it seems. Anti ageing is no exception. While this technology may seem new it's actually been around for decades. The origins of laser therapy or (light therapy) go back to the 60's developed in the Soviet Block countries. NASA began to seriously study there use in growing food in outer space and then for wound healing.
As we age cells called fibroblasts which produce collagen and elastin slow down their production of these proteins. Collagen plumps up the skin and is a vital component of connective tissue. Elastin keeps the skin firm. This process is also how your body naturally heals damaged tissue.
Red light, meaning light transmitted at between 633 and 660 nm, (nano meters) penetrates the skin to up to 8 -10 mm. The light energy is absorbed by the fibroblasts, energizing these cells to increase collagen and elastin production. Studies have shown this to increase by 150% to 200%. As a side benefit this light energy also reaches the fat cell layer having an anti inflammatory effect.
Clinical use has also demonstrated this to be very effective for acne. You should see some of the remarkable before and after photos we have of this. So if you have a teen struggling with acne this could be a solution.
This is more than just a cosmetic effect as this is actually stimulating a «healing« response. Again, increasing fibroblast activity is how your body naturally heals damaged tissues.
The FDA has stated that no optic damage occurs at the red light frequency. So no eye damage. Also, there is no UVA or UVB emission so no skin damage will occur.
The best results are seen over a 12 week period at 3 times per week frequency. The amount of benefit depends on the amount of pre-existing skin damage and age. The more damage the more results you tend to see. This is just as effective for men as it is for women.
I have the Celluma anti ageing and acne therapy laser in my office.I'm offering a FREE 30 min. treatment if you would like to try this great alternative to the high cost of more expensive and more invasive Laser treatments that actually burn the skin.
Watching your back, Dr. Bartz