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Smartlux (LED therapy) – anti-aging

Also known as “phototherapy”, light therapy takes advantage of the therapeutic effect of visible light to heal or considerably improve the condition in certain diseases, especially in the area of dermatology. 

Human body transforms light energy into biological energy, just as it is done by plants during the photosynthesis process, i.e. by engaging numerous body cells to achieve that.

The mitochondrion, i.e. the energy “generator” in the cell is equipped with the cytochrome c oxidase – a light sensitive receptor. Light activates this receptor; this contributes to increased activity of the whole mitochondrion, which begins producing greater quantities of adenosine triphosphate enzyme, i.e. of the cell energy carrier. As we can see, light may have direct influence onto cellular activity.

What are the effects of those processes?

Stimulation of fibroblasts causes increased production of collagen and elastin. Skin elasticity is increased and wrinkles become significantly more shallow.

However, the range of applications is much broader: light also demonstrates anti-inflammatory effect, it may have positive influence onto the body’s immunity and contribute to its regeneration. Therefore, light therapy plays a very interesting role in the treatment of acne, stretch marks, rosacea, old age spots, varices, herpes, psoriasis, venous ulcers and wrinkles, as well as in the healing processes or hair growth stimulation processes.

What are the benefits of the LED technology? 

  • Relieving pain
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Skin revitalisation
  • Immunity improvement
  • Minimum risk of adverse side effects
  • No limitations with respect to skin phototype
  • Possibility to perform treatments at any time of the year
  • After treatment, the patient immediately returns to normal activity
  • Quick and effective treatments.


The method is 100% safe and efficient, very precise, adapted to the needs of the patient’s skin, non-invasive, it does not cause social criticism and has a very broad range of applications.

There are virtually no contraindications against LED light treatment; the treatment itself is very pleasant, it allows application on very large treated areas and may be applied together with other techniques.

The apparatus has the European CE certificate for medical equipment and it is registered at the Polish Office for Medical Products.

Smartlux (LED) and photo-rejuvenation (Anti-Aging)

Additional guidelines and recommendations 

  • Basically, any aesthetic procedure should be supported by LED lamps (botulinum toxin, fillers, laser therapy, ultrasounds)
  • Scars may be treated with the use of silica gel.


Examples of LED application in anti-aging therapy
 

Wrinkles:

Frequency:

2-3 sessions/week

Therapy duration:

4-6 weeks

Effects:

  • Production of collagen and elastin;
  • Activation of fibroblasts

Scars and post-surgery wounds, recommended before and after the following treatments:

  • Fraxel Dual, Fraxel co2;
  • Medium strength or strong peels;
  • Skin resurfacing;
  • Surgical eyelid correction (blepharoplasty);
  • Any other plastic surgery.

 

Frequency:

Variable, as recommended by the doctor.

Therapy duration:

4 to 6 weeks.

Effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory and healing;
  • Production of fibroblasts and collagen;
  • Reduction of redness and swelling


Other indication and possible exposure schedule
 

Keloids:

Frequency:

Variable, as recommended by the doctor.

Therapy duration:

4 to 6 weeks.

Effects:

  • Reconstruction of the epidermis and of the dermis;
  • Enhancement of immunity;
  • Analgesic effect.


Hair growth stimulation:

Frequency:

2-3 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

Variable, as recommended by the doctor.

Effects:

Improved blood supply to the scalp.


Keratosis and sun driven keratosis:

Frequency:

2-3 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

Variable, as recommended by the doctor.

Effects:

Reduction of the inflammation.


Stretch marks:

Frequency:

2-3 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

4-5 weeks.

Effects:

  • Production of collagen and elastin;
  • Stimulation of melanin production.


Erythema:

Frequency:

3 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

6 sessions.

Effects:

Reduction of the inflammation.


Acne and rosacea:

Frequency:

2 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

4 weeks.

Effects:

  • Normalises activity of sebaceous glands;
  • Normalises functioning of epithelium cells.


Lower limb varices:

Frequency:

2 sessions/week.

Therapy duration:

4 weeks.

Effects:

On haemoglobin which absorbs the light, resulting in closing of the treated blood vessels.




Contraindications:

  • Explicit prohibition – performance in case of patients with implanted heart pacemakers
  • Pregnant women
  • Severe autoimmune skin diseases
  • Persons subjected to therapies increasing light sensitivity (e.g. Aknenormin, Roaccutane) in the last 6 months
  • Persons suffering from epilepsy.
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