Using Light to Soften and Smooth the Skin

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Using Light to Soften and Smooth the Skin

Photorejuvenation with LEDs (light emitting diodes) is a non-invasive method of rejuvenating the skin. The LEDs emit light that stimulates skin cell activity without causing damage to the skin’s dermis or epidermis. LED treatments have no downtime, no side effects, and can be used on any skin type.

 

With aging and sun exposure, there is a diminishing amount of collagen in the skin. The LED lights act by stimulating skin cells to produce new collagen.

 

There are two different lights that are utilized in LED photorejuvenation. First, red light from the Omnilux “Revive” LED is absorbed by the fibroblasts in the skin, which are the collagen producing cells. This stimulates the fibroblasts and results in increased collagen production. Then, the near-infrared light from the Omnilux “Plus” LED is delivered to the skin and is absorbed by cells called fibromyocytes. The stimulation of the fibromyocytes results in increased tone and improved alignment of the newly produced collagen. The two lights, when combined in this manner, work synergistically and provide optimum LED photorejuvenation.

 

In clinical trials of LED photorejuvenation, more than 70% of patients reported an excellent result and over 80% reported softening of wrinkles. Skin roughness was also significantly improved.

 

In our office we are using LED photorejuvenation to enhance the results we are achieving with Fraxel laser resurfacing. By doing this, our patients gain additional smoothing and wrinkle reduction. They receive the benefits of two skin rejuvenation procedures, not just one. We perform the LED photorejuvenation on a complementary basis for our Fraxel patients, allowing them to gain this additional improvement at no charge. Photorejuvenation with LEDs can also be done by itself as a series of LED treatments. For patients not undergoing Fraxel laser resurfacing, the charge is $125 per LED treatment.

 

The FDA has approved LED Photorejuvenation with the Omnilux “Revive” and Omnilux “Plus” for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. Anyone who would like to improve his or her fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, or skin texture is invited to call our office for an appointment.

2014-06-27T13:15:04+00:00