What Is LED Photomodulation
Photomodulation is a process that manipulates or regulates cell activity using light sources without thermal effect. This is achieved using portions of the visible light spectrum that does not contain any Ultra Violet or Infra-Red, thus achieving a non-thermal, non-invasive, and non-ablative method of skin rejuvenation.
The primary goal of non-ablative rejuvenation is the stimulation of new collagen and dermal extra-cellular matrix substance, which visibly improves the appearance of wrinkles without disturbance or damage to the overlying epidermis.
How does it work?
LED Photomodulation uses low intensity light emitting diodes to create a process similar to plant photosynthesis whereby plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into cellular building blocks.The light emitted by the LEDs is absorbed by epidermal cells and produces a remarkable cascade of events.
Studies of LED Photomodulation have shown skin textural improvement accompanied by increased collagen deposition with reduced MMP-1 (collagenase) activity in the papillary dermis. Using Photomodulation, scientists theorise that we are both slowing down collagen breakdown and
Frequency of use and post treatment protocols.
To achieve optimum results, an average of eight treatments over a four week period are recommended in conjunction with tailored skin care and home care regimen, followed up by maintenance treatments at three to six month intervals.
Improvement has been noted to occur even three to four months after finishing the last treatment, indicating that the collagen deposition is an ongoing process, which continues months afterwards.
As with IPL and microdermabrasion, the strict post treatment use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher must be employed; especially if you are going straight out in to bright sunlight. This is because the cells are still quite "active" and can be more susceptible to UVR.
LED Photomodulation offers novel, safe, non-ablative approach to photo ageing when used in conjunction with specific skin care products.