The SKIN lab

Light has been effectively used for over 50 years to treat dozens of anti-aging and skin related issues.  Blue Light with its 440nm wavelength has effectively been treating with acne, eczema, psoriasis with exceptional results.  Red Light has a wavelength of between 660nm-880nm and is used effectively to tighten skin, remove scars melt fat and reduce the effects of other skin related conditions.

Acne Treatment

Blue light therapy is the type of light therapy most commonly used to address acne breakouts. The wavelength of blue light has an antimicrobial effect, making it effective at killing several types of bacteria that can collect in your pores and oil glands and cause breakouts.

Eczema Treatment

Due to the well-documented efficacy of blue light treatment in psoriasis and eczema, clinical benefits include an improvement in objective disease severity and quality of life (less itching or less insomnia expected). In summary, blue light has the potential to improve inflammatory skin diseases.

Psoriasis Treatment

Reduced Inflammation from Eczema and Psoriasis with Red Light Therapy. Almost every study on red light and eczema or psoriasis has documented a reduction in inflammation levels. This inflammation reduction reduces itching and pain, and also helps speed the healing process and prevent chronic symptoms.

Atopic Dermatitis

Treatment

Irradiation with visible blue light (wavelength 400-495 nm) is a promising, effective, and safe new treatment option for chronic inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Fine Lines & Wrinkle Treatment

Red light beds found at salons are said to help reduce cosmetic skin issues, like stretch marks and wrinkles. Red light therapy used in an medical office setting may be used to treat more serious conditions, like psoriasis, slow-healing wounds, and even the side effects of chemotherapy.

"Correct a fool and they will hate you,

correct a wise person and they will thank you"

Acne Treatment

BENEFITS OF BLUE LIGHT

FOR ACNE TREATMENT

Is blue light therapy good for acne?

Blue light therapy is the type of light therapy most commonly used to address acne breakouts. The wavelength of blue light has an antimicrobial effect, making it effective at killing several types of bacteria that can collect in your pores and oil glands and cause breakouts.

How long does it take for blue light to work on acne?

Results are noticeable within 2-4 weeks, or even sooner in some cases. Between treatments, people should avoid touching or picking the blemishes on their skin.

How does blue light kill acne?

A: Blue light kills the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which can cause inflammation. P acnes is sensitive to blue light. Using the blue light, eliminates the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin.

Does Blue Light help hormonal acne?

These lights may be blue, red, or both blue and red. Phototherapy can bring down swelling and reduce the number of pimples in some people. Studies show blue light therapy clears up acne by nearly 70% within 8 to 10 treatment sessions.

ECZEMA Treatment

BENEFITS OF BLUE / Red LIGHT

FOR ECZEMA TREATMENT

Atopic eczema (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis.

 

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, involves exposing the affected areas of skin to blue/red light. Blue/Red light light inhibits the inflammatory response in the skin, and also influences cell division. The treatment takes place in special cabins with fluorescent lamps that emit light of a certain wavelength.

 

Red Light Therapy Reduces Itchiness and Inflammation from Eczema and Psoriasis. Red light therapy can be an effective, natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis, reducing itchiness and inflammation, and helping speed the healing process of skin in general.

PSORIASIS Treatment

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT

FOR PSORIASIS TREATMENT

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. Psoriasis is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure. It tends to go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for a while or going into remission.

 

Psoriasis is an inflammatory and immunological cutaneous disease. The high morbidity in patients with psoriasis results from severe clinical manifestations and/or adverse effects of treatment. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Federal Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for more than 15 indications, including wound healing, infections and late effects of radiation, which are largely unresponsive to conventional treatments. Accumulated data show that HBO2 has anti-inflammatory effects and other positive influences on the immune system, making it a rational treatment in the management of psoriasis plaques and arthritis.

 

We present the cases of two patients with long histories of psoriasis vulgarus who exhibited marked improvement with use of HBO2. The first patient was 40 years old and had pustular psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He was treated with six sessions of HBO2 (at 2.8 atmospheres of pressure for 60 minutes), which successfully controlled his symptoms. At the 18-month post-treatment follow up, the patient exhibited complete remission of psoriasis and marked improvement in psoriatic arthritis without medication. The second patient was 55 years old with extensive psoriatic lesions, and exhibited marked improvement within 15 sessions of HBO2. No adverse effects of HBO2 were identified.

 

HBO2 may possess potential therapeutic efficacy in the management of psoriasis. We outline the pathogenesis of psoriasis and the selective anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects of HBO2. We hope that this will provide a basis for elucidating the mechanisms of action and consequently pave the way for further controlled studies.

ATOPIC DERMATITIS Treatment

BENEFITS OF BLUE LIGHT

FOR ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT

Is blue light therapy good for atopic dermatitis?

Blue light therapy is the type of light therapy most commonly used to address dermatitis. The wavelength of blue light has an antimicrobial effect, making it effective at killing several types of bacteria that can collect in your pores and oil glands and cause breakouts.

As atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease with an unpredictable and often relapsing course, long-term control is necessary. In clinical practice, a stepwise approach is used, starting with active agent-free lipid balancing creams, cortisone-containing topical agents, and conventional ultraviolet (UV) irradiation for mild to moderate disease forms. Immunosuppressive medication is employed in more severely affected patients. Cortisone- containing topical agents effectively reduce inflammation but may also cause infection and skin atrophy in long-term use. Conventional UV irradiation bears the risk of developing skin cancer and promotes accelerated skin aging. Recently, a new treatment modality, UV-free blue light irradiation (wavelengths between 400 and 495 nm), was found to effectively improve inflammatory skin diseases at a favorable risk profile.

SCAR REMOVAL TREATMENT

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT

FOR SCAR REMOVAL TREATMENT

LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) uses powerful Infrared and red light to stimulate the reduction of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of normal tissue. Clients usually notice softening of scar tissue. They also notice flattening and widening of the scar. This is a normal sequence in scar reduction. With several more sessions the flat, wide scar will become thinner and remain flat. Some scars may appear to be resistant to this program (hypertrophic and/or keloid). If this is the case, a customized LIGHTWAVE treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.

ROSACEA Treatment

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT

FOR ROSACEA TREATMENT

LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin and the age of the client. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments such as hydroquinone and/or IPL and/or laser followed by LIGHTWAVE Therapy.

STRETCH MARK Treatment

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT

FOR STRETCH MARK TREATMENT

Red light therapy is a treatment that stimulates natural cellular processes. Similar to how specific wavelengths (at the opposite end of the light spectrum) can be used to treat psoriasis or vitiligo. Red light therapy (also known as photobiomodulation) uses a combination of red and near-infrared light to activate a number of biological processes.

Low-level light therapy (or photobiomodulation therapy) is a rapidly growing approach to treating a wide range of diseases and disorders that afflict humanity. This Tutorial Text covers the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, applications for treating diseases in animal models, and its use in clinical trials and therapeutic practice in patients. Other topics include the two basic chromophores and how they trigger the signaling pathways, activation of transcription factors, and mobilization of stem cells; how the light-source design and the relevant energy parameters can affect the outcome of therapy; and the physics and tissue-optics principles that concern LLLT.

SUN DAMAGE Treatment

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT

FOR SUN DAMAGE TREATMENT

LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin and the age of the client. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments such as hydroquinone and/or IPL and/or laser followed by LIGHTWAVE Therapy.

Low-level light therapy (or photobiomodulation therapy) is a rapidly growing approach to treating a wide range of diseases and disorders that afflict humanity. This Tutorial Text covers the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, applications for treating diseases in animal models, and its use in clinical trials and therapeutic practice in patients. Other topics include the two basic chromophores and how they trigger the signaling pathways, activation of transcription factors, and mobilization of stem cells; how the light-source design and the relevant energy parameters can affect the outcome of therapy; and the physics and tissue-optics principles that concern LLLT.