The DermaCo PDT
focused treatments on Acne, Firming and Lifting, Repairing Damaged skin
Red Light Therapy for Anti-Ageing
Red Light (Visible) uses a wavelength of 625nm which is absorbed into the skin and turned
into heat energy. The heat energy targets elastic development and stimulates new collagen
production. The newly produced collagen fibres form together with the increased elastin
and in turn gives the dermis its shape back as well as giving the skin its firmness back.
The use of visible light increases blood circulation to the skins surface and causes the body
to produce new skin cells. Newer skin cells will be far thicker therefore greatly reducing the
look of fine lines and wrinkles in the epidermis.
and diluting acne marks
Whitening and tendering
Firming and lifting
Repairing damaged skin
Fine Lines and wrinkles are a result of a lack of moisture within the skin. As we get older our
skin cells become thinner, change texture and lose elasticity.
Contributing factors to fine lines and wrinkles are not only ageing but also sun exposure.
Increased exposure to Ultra Violet light, ie sun damage, causes the cells to die faster than the
natural ageing process. Fine lines can also develop through lifestyle factors such as smoking
or working outside. Fine Lines tend to be within the Epidermis and wrinkles work down into
Collagen is a type of protein found within the skins dermal layer. It’s a connective tissue which
joined together provides our skin with its firm shape. As we get older our body slows down
its collagen production causing the fibres to weaken and disperse, therefore breaking down
the firmness of the skins appearance.
What Causes Acne?
Acne can occur due to a contribution of factors. Generally Acne is hereditary and will be from
either parent. This is the root to most teen or adult acne, however it could originate or be
made worse by lifestyle or environmental factors. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy or
menopause can also cause types Acne to occur.
Our skin is made up of different layers attached to Sebaceous glands which produce sebum
levels through our skin. This Sebum is oil which excretes from our skin. Generally our
Sebaceous glands release the correct amount of sebum, however on occasion or for people
affected by the criteria above these glands can produce too much sebum. This gets blocked
in the pores causing swelling and redness. As a results of this bacteria like ‘Propionibacterium’
form below causing Acne to develop.
Acne is extremely difficult to get eradicate as it’s difficult to get to without leaving the skin
vulnerable to further infection. It is also difficult to change the formulation within the skin to
reduce the Sebum that is produced.
Blue Light- How does Blue Light treat Acne?
Blue light is a well-established technology for improving and potentially curing types of Acne,
and is now starting to be used within the beauty industry as more people are seeking
alternative therapies in place of prescription medication. The technology derived from NASA
proves that when our skin cells are exposed to Blue light it has a positive effect reducing
Photo Dynamic Therapy uses a low level of laser opposed to just a light therapy which only
targets the skins surface. Blue diode laser uses 423nm wavelengths to boost the immune
system and penetrate through the skins dermal layer and specifically target the Bacteria
causing the Acne. The Blue light also promotes cell regeneration and reduces inflammation.
Purple Light Therapy for Deep set Wrinkles and The Immune System
Purple light uses a wavelength of 800- 900nm which is a much longer wavelength that the
Blue and Red lights use. This means this light focuses its work much deeper into the dermis,
therefore targeting far more advanced skin issues. It works on deep set wrinkles and
stimulates the immune system for repair.
Purple light combined (Red and Blue). The reason for this is so you are
using the shorter wavelengths the other lights provide to work on issues on the skins surface
in conjunction with the purple light working deeper.
This is the most deeply absorbed wavelength so achieves optimum rejuvenation and repair making it great from scars and anti-ageing.
Tightens the skin
Infrared light helps cells regenerate or repair themselves. Infrared light also improves the circulation of oxygen-rich blood in the body, promoting faster healing of deep tissues and relieving pain.
One of the characteristics of infrared is its ability to penetrate below the skin layers, providing a much greater depth which is able to effectively provide pain relief. In fact, this invasive, natural and painless method can provide vast range of health benefits, without damaging the skin through UV radiation.
How does Infrared therapy work?
Infrared light penetrates to the inner layers of the skin at about 2 to 7 centimetres deep, hence, It reaches the muscles, nerves and even the bones. Many studies have shown that a frequency of infrared light, with wavelengths from 700 to 1,000 nano metres, is best used from inflammatory conditions.
Infrared Therapy technology allows people to harness the benefits of the sun, without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays. Also. As a matter of fact, infrared light is safe and effective, without adverse side effects.
Infrared light is absorbed by the photo receptors in cells. Once absorbed, the light energy kick starts a series of metabolic events, triggering several natural processes of the body on a cellular level.
in the increase in the blood flow to the different parts of the body makes it possible for oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells, enabling them to function properly and effectively. Hence this therapy stimulates the regeneration and repair of injured tissues, reducing pain and inflammation.
Infrared Light Therapy is applied on the treatment of various health conditions. Including back pain, arthritis, bursitis, blunt trauma, muscle strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain, diabetic nephropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ), tendinitis, wounds, sciatica and surgical incisions.