How Light Therapy Works as an Anti-Aging Treatment
You may be wondering how light therapy works as an anti-aging treatment. In this article, we discuss our skin’s natural aging process, how wrinkles are formed, and how Light Therapy can prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and Elastin are proteins found mainly in the skin. These proteins strengthen the skin and increases the flexibility of body structures. It also helps the body repair skin damage. Healthy skin has 90% collagen fibers and 10% elastin fibers.
Sunlight, lack of vitamin C, and sleep deprivation decrease our body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which induces signs of aging. Exposure to extreme sunlight can cause free radicals which result in collagen breakdown.
How skin changes with age and how wrinkles are formed
As we age, our body’s natural collagen and elastin production gradually slows down. This usually starts at a person’s mid-twenties, the outer layer of the skin begins to thin out and the production of collagen begins to decrease. Since there is a lack of collagen, the skin cannot repair skin damage as much as it did when it was younger, this, therefore, results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Light Therapy Affects the Layers of the skin
Skin aging is unavoidable. However, how the skin is cared for can influence whether wrinkles appear sooner or later. There are many anti-aging treatment options, ranging from Botox® to lotions and acids, the majority of which are expensive and can take months to produce slight improvements without addressing the main issue: sluggish production of collagen and elastin along with poor circulation. Usually, lotions and injections do not increase the formation of collagen and elastin. For this reason, a lot of people use LED light treatment to renew their skin and lessen wrinkles and fine lines. It has been demonstrated that red light therapy can both prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place and reverse already-formed ones. Three light spectrums make up LED anti-aging technology, and each has a unique anti-aging effect.
Red light therapy works by piercing the skin 8–10 mm deep. This kind of light treatment also improves circulation, which helps to promote an anti-aging, more vibrant, young complexion. To prevent wrinkles, this is accomplished by assisting the dermis in retaining moisture.
Yellow light helps surface healing of skin problems like sunburns and rosacea since it only enters the skin at a shallow depth. Additionally, it lessens the appearance of redness, swelling, and inflammation and removes waste from the skin to foster cellular growth and a healthier lymphatic system.
What to expect while using Light Therapy for anti-aging
If light therapy devices are intended to alleviate aging symptoms, regular use will show observable anti-aging effects. Results vary based on the severity of the wrinkles and lifestyle habits. After diligent use for 12 weeks, many people report:
- minimized age spots and skin discolouration
- better complexion
- less swollen eyes
- skin tone and texture improvements
Light Therapy is for everyone.
Using light therapy can help decrease fine lines and wrinkles with diligence and commitment. We advise giving the Glo Wand a try if you are new to light treatment. The Mask & Glo 7.0 or The Mask & Glo Pro, which will treat the full face and neck in one session, may be preferred by seasoned users.