WHAT CAUSES PIGMENTATION / AGE SPOTS?
Hyperpigmentation and age spots usually occur due to overexposure of skin to the sun, and are a result of the skin producing melanin to combat the sun’s harmful UV rays. Age spots form as production of melanin is focused in a small area, creating a series of brown, black or grey spots on the skin. This exposure to the sun also causes hyperpigmentation whereby the melanin production is concentrated in a larger area, forming dark, visible patches on the skin as opposed to smaller spots. Both skin conditions may also be caused by picking at the skin, hormonal changes, acne, inflammation or even some medications or antibiotics.
WHAT IS LED LIGHT THERAPY?
A technique that is fast gaining popularity, light therapy is an anti-aging technique that restores your skin’s youthfulness by producing natural looking results. The light wavelengths penetrate the skin at the right depth and is the catalyst that triggers cellular functions in the body – this assists to quicken the healing and rejuvenation of the skin – and is capable of treating several conditions simultaneously.
This technology has also been used by doctors and various governmental organisations to regenerate muscle and heal wounds. It is does not harm the skin, and is a procedure that is both non-invasive and safe. It increases the production of collagen and elastin in your skin and stimulates the regeneration of skin cells, resulting in diminished hyperpigmentation and age spots. There is also no possibility of physical trauma or thermal damage and is suitable for patients of all ages.
HOW LIGHT THERAPY WORKS
Similar to the process of photosynthesis, your body needs sunlight in order to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used as fuel for metabolic processes that synthesis essential proteins, enzymes and more. The tissue also uses ATP to catalyse the process of healing and rejuvenation in the specific treatment area.
Results are dependent on your physical condition, age, diet and lifestyle. Changes may require up to 8-10 treatments before they are noticeable, but some patients have reported visible improvements almost immediately. After each session, you will notice a gradual improvement which allows you to gauge the difference before and after each treatment.