Here at The Bronze Lily, we offer several different treatment options using our Celluma Pro machine. Mostly known as LED light therapy, this tool has many benefits to help with acne, pain, skin scarring and more.
First off, what is light therapy?
Lightwave therapy stimulates the rejuvenation of living tissues through the process of “photo-bio-stimulation”, which means “the stimulation of life with light” - a process very similar to photosynthesis.
Most life processes are light-dependent. For instance, photosynthesis in plants, production of Vitamin D in human skin, and regulation of moods and circadian rhythm in both humans and animals -- our entire bodies require light and every cell requires light to survive.
In plants, chlorophyll is the energy, which drives the functions of the plant at the cellular level, allowing the plant to thrive. In the human body, Adenosine-5-triphosphate (OR ATP), is what drives the functions of our bodies at the cellular level, allowing us to thrive. Neither chlorophyll nor ATP can be manufactured without the presence of specific wavelengths of light.
If you fed your body the best foods, took the highest-grade supplements, drank the purest water available, but didn’t have access to specific wavelengths of light, your body would not be able to produce ATP. As a result, each of the cellular processes would grind to a halt, resulting in death at the cellular level.
Simply put, Lightwave therapy is the process of supplementing your body with light, so that the body can repair itself.
Lightwave therapy stimulates the mitochondria and increases the production of ATP within the treated tissues. ATP also plays a critical role in the transport of macromolecules across cell membranes via exocytosis (in) and endocytosis (out). A human will typically use up his or her body weight of ATP over the course of the day.
So, what are the benefits of LED light therapy?
Stimulates the collagen production because LED light activates fibroblasts
Helps to heal wounds (perfect for after micro-needling session! Why we do this during micro-needling session)
Protects healthy skin
Helps to repair damaged skin (dehydrated, dry, sunburnt or sun-damaged)
Useful in skin rejuvenation
Increases RNA and DNA synthesis, helping damaged cells to replace more promptly
Stimulates fibroblastic activity
Increases lymphatic system activity (drain our body’s waste/toxin system)
Kills bacteria that causes acne
Comforts sore muscles, aches, and pains
Increases moisture retention
Increases oxygenation and restoration of skin’s natural cellular activity, which keeps the skin renewed and fresh
Want to try LED light therapy for yourself?
Since LED light therapy is safe for everyday use, our clients can use it once a day. A client can use it ONCE per day on ONE area but can treat multiple areas per day. Meaning a client can use it on their face, for pain in their knee, to help treat stretch marks on their stomach, etc. all in one day.
We offer both in-studio sessions and the option to rent our Celluma machine.
An in-studio session is $25 for 30 minutes. A client needs to come in with a clean face before the session.
The Celluma Pro can be booked for a week for $150 or a month for $400. This is an awesome deal if they are wanting to treat multiple areas or have a spouse or teenager who needs to use it to treat acne, pain, etc.
So how does the Celluma Pro work exactly?
Celluma uses blue and red light at the same time during the 30-minute session. It pulses throughout the session, which sends the rays deeper into the cells.
Red light (wavelength 630nm - 640nm) penetrates human tissue superficially, with approximately 80% of the energy being absorbed in the first 2cm. This reaches muscles on the face and heals skin tissue.
Red light energy has a significant effect on mitochondrial stimulation, which increases the production of ATP, and in turn, boosts fibroblast activity -- increasing collagen production up to five times the normal rate. This leads to an increase in cellular turnover, superficial circulation, and an anti-inflammatory emission.
Blue light (wavelength 405nm - 420nm) provides a very superficial penetration. It is primarily absorbed by the epidermis of the skin. Once it is absorbed, blue light targets P bacteria, which causes acne, by stimulating porphyrins which then produce intracellular singlet oxygen and thus inducing bacterial death.
Blue light is also calming as it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system reducing blood pressure and lowers both the breath and heart rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects as well.
LED light is NOT infrared waves! LED light therapy uses light on wavelengths between infrared and ultra-violet.
Disclaimer, LED light therapy can cause contradictions.
Photosensitive skin conditions OR is taking a photosensitizing herb (such as St. John’s wort) OR medication.
Patients experiencing seizures OR that experience seizure-inducing by light.
Patients with porphyria (lack of an enzyme in the blood) should avoid most forms of light therapy.
Patients on certain drugs like methotrexate OR chloroquine should use caution with light therapy as there is a chance these drugs could cause porphyria.