Aging and the way it impacts how we see ourselves, especially our skin.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. We can’t talk about skin conditions without bringing up aging and the way it impacts how we see ourselves.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably looked at some of your wrinkles in the mirror and thought, “Oh no, I don’t want to get older. Why can’t I be 25 again?” You miss the vibrant & smooth skin that you had when you were younger. I know I used to. But then again, that’s why I love light therapy. It’s my go-to and it always delivers.
So let’s get down to it! Read on…
What causes your skin to age?
*Extra info pulled from WebMD*
Exposure to the Elements:
Sun, Wind, Pollution, Gravity, & beyond.
“Free radicals damage cells, leading to, among other things, premature wrinkles.” (WebMD article)
Your Body’s Processes:
Lifestyle - Stress, exposure, makeup, etc.
Diet - Obesity, vitamin intake, etc.
Heredity - Anything that may be passed from generation to generation.
Personal habits - daily facial movements, sleep position, nervous ticks, etc.
Natural processes - loss of support from the fatty tissues between your skin and muscle, etc.
What exactly can this look like?
*Info pulled from WebMD*
Skin becomes rougher and can develop lesions such as benign tumors.
Skin becomes looser due to the loss of the elastic tissue (elastin).
Skin becomes more transparent. (Thinning of the epidermis (surface layer) of the skin.
Skin becomes more fragile due to the flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
Skin becomes more easily bruised as a result of thinner blood vessel walls.
How does light therapy help?
Here are two core things that happen during a Low-Level Light Therapy session that help with reducing the signs of aging:
1. When your body absorbs red/near-infrared light energy, it helps your body's mitochondrial ATP production, cell signaling, and wound healing. What does this mean in layman's terms? Basically it gives your body greater energy to do what it needs to do.
2. Light therapy helps your body repair itself faster as it increases your circulation. It gets down to the cells that need repair and support. It allows for the body to flow more naturally and increases the speed at which oxygen gets to your cells.
Now, what does science say…
“Low-level light therapy (LLLT) is a recent addition to the pantheon of light-based therapeutic interventions. The absorption of red/near-infrared light energy, a process termed "photobiomodulation," enhances mitochondrial ATP production, cell signaling, and growth factor synthesis, and attenuates oxidative stress.” (Article 2)
“A reasonable body of clinical trial evidence exists to support the role of low-energy red/near-infrared light as a safe and effective method of skin rejuvenation, treatment of acne vulgaris and alopecia, and, especially, body contouring.” (Article 2)
If you personally feel worried about the aging processes of your skin and how you look physically, please reach out to me. I want to help you in any way that I can!
No matter what it is that you are looking for, I know that we'll find a way to help you heal with light therapy.
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