Skin Health

LED light has an excellent track record on skin health. While UV light damages cellular structure of the skin. Red, Infrared and Blue light wavelengths help to strengthen & repair cellular structure. The results are amazing to see. Check out the pictures!

Skin Health & Light

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Skin Health and Light! Great full length study & article on low level light application and skin health. This goes in detail about scarring, inflammation, vitiligo, acne, herpes, pigmentation, and skin disease and finds that shining the right spectrum of low level light like that from light emitting diodes “appears to have a wide range of applications of use in dermatology, especially in indications where stimulation of healing, reduction of inflammation, reduction of cell death and skin rejuvenation are required.” Shine with light for healthy skin. Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring Pinar Avci, MD,1,2 Asheesh...

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How Light Heals Skin

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This is a great study to illustrated how red, near infrared and blue light affect skin health by lowering inflammation, increasing circulation and cell renewal and balancing pigmentation issues.  Great research from Harvard here and remember that light is penetrating deeper than the skin and they are finding similar cellular changes in deep bone and brain tissue.   Semin Cutan Med Surg. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Aug 8. Published in final edited form as: Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Mar; 32(1): 41–52. PMCID: PMC4126803 NIHMSID: NIHMS430657 Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring Pinar Avci, MD,1,2 Asheesh Gupta,...

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Pulsed Light Better Than Continuous in Wound Healing

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PLoS One. 2016 Nov 18;11(11):e0166705. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166705. eCollection 2016. Photobiomodulation with Pulsed and Continuous Wave Near-Infrared Laser (810 nm, Al-Ga-As) Augments Dermal Wound Healing in Immunosuppressed Rats. Keshri GK1, Gupta A1, Yadav A1, Sharma SK1, Singh SB1. Author information Abstract Chronic non-healing cutaneous wounds are often vulnerable in one or more repair phases that prevent normal healing and pose challenges to the use of conventional wound care modalities. In immunosuppressed subject, the sequential stages of healing get hampered, which may be the consequences of dysregulated or stagnant wound inflammation. Photobiomodulation...

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Anti-Aging, Skin Rejuvenation and LED light

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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2006 Mar;5(1):87-91. Phototherapy in anti-aging and its photobiologic basics: a new approach to skin rejuvenation. Trelles MA1. Author information 1Instituto Médico Vilafortuny, Antoni de Gimbernat Foundation, Cambrils, Spain. imv@laser-spain.com Abstract Intrinsic aging and photoaging of the face are constantly ongoing, and eventually result in the typical “aged” face, with visible lines and wrinkles at rest, a variety of dyschromia and a tired, dull and lax epidermis over poorly organized elastotic dermal architecture characterized by many interfibrillary spaces. Both ablative and nonablative resurfacing have been reported as solutions,...

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Blue Light and Psoriasis

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Dermatology. 2015;231(1):24-34. doi: 10.1159/000430495. Epub 2015 Jun 2. Prospective Randomized Long-Term Study on the Efficacy and Safety of UV-Free Blue Light for Treating MildPsoriasis Vulgaris. Pfaff S1, Liebmann J, Born M, Merk HF, von Felbert V. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Blue light irradiation reduces the proliferation of keratinocytes and modulates T-cell immune response in vitro and has been shown to reduce the severity of psoriasis vulgaris (Pv) in two clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of safety and efficacy of long-term UV-free blue light treatment at home for mild Pv. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with mild Pv were randomized for receiving...

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Light as an anti-infective – researching alternatives to antibiotics and understanding the power of light

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Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;13(5):731-62. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2013.08.009. Epub 2013 Sep 20. Light based anti-infectives: ultraviolet C irradiation, photodynamic therapy, blue light, and beyond. Yin R1, Dai T, Avci P, Jorge AE, de Melo WC, Vecchio D, Huang YY, Gupta A, Hamblin MR. Author information Abstract Owing to the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance, researchers are investigating alternative anti-infective strategies to which it is supposed microorganisms will be unable to develop resistance. Prominent among these strategies, is a group of approaches which rely on light to deliver the killing blow. As is well known, ultraviolet light, particularly UVC...

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Light & Skin Health – Eczema & Psoriasis

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  J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 May;13(5):564-8. Update on the immunological mechanism of action behind phototherapy. Tartar D, Bhutani T, Huynh M, Berger T, Koo J. Abstract Phototherapy is often used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Much progress has recently been made in understanding the mechanisms underlying the local, cutaneous immune effects induced by phototherapy. Unlike many immunosuppressive drugs used in the management of inflammatory skin disease, phototherapy not only targets effector immune cells but also appears to up-regulate regulatory T cells (Tregs). Additionally, phototherapy reverses epidermal barrier abnormalities...

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Light & Hair Growth

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1. Lasers Surg Med. 2014 Oct;46(8):601-7. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22277. Epub 2014 Aug 13. The growth of human scalp hair in females using visible red light laser and LED sources. Lanzafame RJ1, Blanche RR, Chiacchierini RP, Kazmirek ER, Sklar JA. Author information: 1Raymond J. Lanzafame, MD PLLC, 757 Titus Avenue, 14617, Rochester, New York. Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) has been demonstrated to promote hair growth in males. A double-blind randomized controlled trial was undertaken to define the safety and physiologic effects of LLLT on females with androgenic alopecia. METHODS: Forty-seven females (18-60 years old, Fitzpatrick...

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LED light recommended to repair & reverse sun damage

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Here is a link to The Skin Cancer Foundation who recommends home LED therapy as a way to repair and reverse sun damage to the skin. http://www.skincancer.org/media-and-press/Press-Release-2008/six-ways-to-repair-and-even-reverse-summer-damage  

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