LED Light Therapy + Amethyst Bed Detox Sauna
Light is a magnificent healer and rejuvenator. One of the reasons I used “Light” in the renaming of my skincare practice is not only innvocative of its spiritual & symbolic connotations, but also because of its literal transformational power in service to beauty, health, wellness and the probable future of medicine.
I have worked with many technologies and modalities over the past 15 years and two that I would not go to a desert island without would be therapeutic-grade Low Level Light Therapy (LED) and the Amethyst Bio-mat. (Infrared Technology) Thus, I am launching a 30 min self-service treatment that allows you to build cumulative results in a short amount of time at your own pace according to your own schedule! And it is affordable and high value!
That being said what actually ARE these therapies?
LED- LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY
LED, otherwise known as Low level Light therapy (LLLT), is a superstar modality that utilizes different light frequencies & infrared rays in the electromagnetic spectrum that penetrate various layers of the skin to catalyze and improve overall skin functioning and cell metabolism. This translates into clearer, plumper, smoother, and more radiant skin appearance. Although gentle, completely painless and truly holistic in nature, there is not much this FDA-cleared device cannot do. LLLT aids in destroying harmful bacterial overgrowth that impact the proliferation of acne; quells the appearance of rosacea/redness; diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity; tamps down production of MMP’s (more on that later); and improves wound-healing/recovery following more ablative skin procedures.
THE MIGHTY AMETHYST BIOMAT DETOX SAUNA
The Biomat is part of the LED light treatment as you are laying on it and wielding its full-body benefits as the LED light works on your face.
- The BioMat™ Far Infrared Rays penetrate 14 to 15cm (6 inches) into the body. These rays benefit the muscles on the surface of the body, all cells, blood vessels, lymph glands, and nerves in the deepest parts of our body.
- Amethyst is known as a power crystal with prolific healing powers. Characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional, Amethyst as a healing stone or crystal contains sobering and calming qualities and is used to treat and heal the central nervous system.
- Many studies of the relationship of the Ion (especially the negative Ion) to our health have been made by professional researchers who agree our health is dependent on the amount and quality of Ions in the air. Negative Ion therapy can purify the blood, improve the immune system and the autonomic nervous system, enhance the vitalization of cell metabolism, ease paralysis symptoms and relieve pain.
And How Do These Therapies Work?
Photobiostimulation…. Think Photosynthesis. Much like how plants convert sunlight into cellular energy which is essential for its life and all its functions, LLLT is the delivery of specific UV-free wavelengths of light to various layers of the skin to propagate specific outcomes based on the combination of wavelengths used. Skin cells absorb photons of light which are used in the mitochondria to create ATP, the universal energy currency of the entire body on a cellular level. As we age, metabolism slows (the body produces less ATP) and environmental toxins have a cumulative, degenerative effect on cellular tissues. In a nutshell, there’s a compounding effect of the body producing less of the essential proteins that give the skin volume, while producing more of the destructive enzymes (MMP’s) that breakdown of skin tissue even further. Beyond helping build & repair the dermal proteins in the skin, one 30 minute session with the LLLT technology we use at Light + Space is thought to tamp down the impact of MMP’s in the skin for up to 48 hours after use.
The Various Frequencies used in the treatment include Red, Amber, Blue and Infrared in varying degrees. The benefits of each are as follows:
Blue Light: (acne setting)
- Destroys P. acnes bacteria known to be abundant in all grades of acne
- Helps clear existing acne
- Helps prevent the return of new break-outs with regular use
- A chemical-free option to help clear acne without harsh acids
- An accompaniment to other treatments and modalities for a more successful, sustained and long-term beneficial outcomes
Amber and Red Light: (wrinkle setting)
- Helps build collagen, elastin and other proteins
- Increases the skin firmness and structure
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and “slack”
- Diminishes the appearance of pore-size
- Improves microcirculation, allowing for better blood flow which may increase penetration of topical skincare products applied
- Imparts radiance and evenness in skin color, tone and texture
- Augments and improves results of other treatments- especially Collagen Induction Therapy or “Microneedling”
Red and Infrared: (Anti-inflammatory setting)
- Accelerates skin healing
- Reduces inflammation
- In medical settings, is FDA cleared to help reduce arthritis & joint pain
- Promotes circulation of blood and lymph
How often can or should I use LLLT?
A series of 8-12 over the course of 4-6 weeks for 30 minutes each is the recommended frequency of use to attain optimal results. That being said, it is safe enough to use daily. If 1 time/week is what works with your schedule, you will still see benefit.
Used in conjunction with each other, the LED light and Amethyst mat have a holistic, full body healing effect that leaves you rejuvenated, detoxed and radiant. Paired with the layering of serums and moisturizer that comes as part of the session, you'll get continuously revitalizing results with each session :)
If you'd like to give it a try, you can sign up for a session here.
P.S. If you'd like to have something to listen to during your session, please bring your own set of headphones!