The COLLAGEN lab
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy has proven to stimulate collagen growth.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light effectively helps improve skin conditions and increase collagen production.
Cryo Facials help improve the skins tightness and texture
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RED LIGHT THERAPY
BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY
Improving skin health
Most people show interest in Red Light Therapy as a possible way to improve skin health.
The potential for using Red Light Therapy as a way to rejuvenate the skin has led to a large number of studies. As the review in the journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery notes, Red Light Therapy may help rejuvenate the skin by:
increasing collagen production in the skin, which gives the skin its elasticity
increasing fibroblast production, which helps produce collagen and other tissue fibers
increasing circulation between blood and tissue cells
protecting cells from damage
increasing mRNA in the cells, which helps stimulate the cell
improving facial texture
reducing fine lines
reducing wrinkle severity
A clinical trial in the journal Photomedicine and Laser Surgeryexplored light treatment for some basic skin issues in a small group of 136 people. The researchers found that these light therapies could:
rejuvenate the skin
improve the complexion
improve the feeling of the skin
BENEFITS OF CRYOLIPOLYSIS
The mechanism by which cryolipolysis induces skin tightening is not known. The improved appearance in the skin may not actually be skin tightening but perhaps dermal thickening, resulting in an improved appearance to thin, crepey skin.
The change in skin firmness may be the result of stimulated collagen production, new elastin formation, fibrosis, or tissue compaction.
Histology analysis from previous studies has shown that the epidermis, dermis, and underlying muscle tissue were not affected in the cryolipolysis treatment sites. In addition, histologic analysis demonstrated that with the selective removal of adipocytes, the thickness of interlobular septa increased at 90 days posttreatment.7 Additional histology analysis from clinical studies is needed to further investigate the changes to the skin and fat layers following cryolipolysis.
BENEFITS OF INFRARED LIGHT
Infrared (IR) radiation is an invisible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum adjacent to the long wavelength of the visible light range and extends to the microwave range. IR radiation consists of wavelength ranging from 0.75 to 1000 µm (0.75 µm = 750 nm),8 and can be subdivided into near (0.75 to 3 µm), middle (3 to 30 µm), and far (30 to 1000 µm). The device used in this study emits far IR radiation that elevates the skin temperature to a pleasant 32 to 35℃. Recently, nonablative collagen remodeling techniques have emerged as a means to avoid side effects such as oozing and erythema due to the complete removal of the epidermis in direct ablative methods. There is some evidence that the underlying mechanism of this action is the induction of new collagen growth due to thermal damage of the dermis.9,10 Using this concept, the need for gross damage of the epidermis merely to improve the surface may be unnecessary, as thermal effects to the dermis, without subsequent injury to the epidermis, can be induced with IR radiation.9 Therefore, we investigated the effects of IR radiation on collagen and elastin production in fibroblasts as well as the clinical and histopathologic effects of infrared radiation on facial skin, especially on photo-aged skin lesions such as roughness, tightness, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Our study showed that IR radiation increased the amount of total soluble collagen and soluble elastin in fibroblasts and demonstrated that could result in clinical improvement in skin texture. The clinical effects were, however, gradual, with a mean improvement of 25% to 50% achieved after 6 months of treatment, and roughness and tightness of the skin was improved in all of the 20 patients enrolled in the study. Fine wrinkles were at least fairly improved in all patients, but hyperpigmented lesions of the skin were not affected with IR radiation. This finding was further supported by histopathologic examination, which did not reveal any discernable differences in basal hyperpigmentation. IR irradiation has been reported to cause skin changes similar to those found in solar UV irradiation-induced elastosis;10,11 however, in the present study, there was no difference in the depth or amount of solar elastosis after 6 months of treatment with IR radiation.