Light therapy has become very popular as a non-invasive way to treat a number of skin conditions. Different light treatments can help with a variety of problems ranging from acne, reducing signs of aging, such as age spots and wrinkles to general healing of cuts or other wounds. The process used for these treatments is completely safe and has been shown to produce long lasting results.
How light therapy works
Light therapy uses wavelengths (or colors) of light to stimulate skin cells. This stimulation increases circulation and encourages the growth of collagen. This has been shown to be an effective and non-invasive way to rejuvenate the skin and promote the repair of common damage.
Light penetrates through the epidermis and into the dermis layer of the skin. The dermis is the layer of the skin that contains collagen and elastin which give the skin its flexibility and strength. This layer also contains nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, hair follicles and blood vessels.
By using wavelengths of light that penetrate to this level we stimulate the collagen and elastin which restore a youthful look to the skin. Each color of the spectrum represents a different wavelength of light. Each of these wavelengths can penetrate the skin to a different degree and thus affect different changes in the layers of the skin.
Green light Therapy
Green light is the calming wavelength of light. This therapy promotes balance and calm in the skin while reducing redness.
Anti-aging therapies often include green light therapy. In addition to reducing redness, the calming effect of this wavelength has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can work to reduce hyperpigmentation. Its calming nature can be used in combination with other light therapy to further rejuvenate the skin. The green light also calms damaged skin and reduces pain associated with it.
While the green light has a number of uses, as mentioned above, it is primarily used to improve pigmentation that has been caused by the sun and to restore similar damages.
This treatment will fade:
• Sun spots
• Age spots
• Reddish and brownish patches
• Liver spots
• Melanin problems
The green light can affect the appearance of these spots and discolorations by affecting the melanocytes that reside in the bottom layer of the epidermis. They reduce the production of these cells which allows the spots and patches to fade over time. The fading of these patches results in the appearance of younger, healthier, rejuvenated skin and a more even complexion.
As an Esthetician, you might run into situations when inflammation due to acne, redness, swelling, might take place. Using the VersaClear Pro will give you the flexibility and opportunities to ease any discomfort your client might have.
Estheticians can exchange a filter in less than 2 seconds, making it possible to go from any other color to green!