WHAT CAUSES DULL SKIN
Dull skin is a common occurrence among, but not limited to, older individuals. Several factors can cause this but the most common is not enough sleep (less than 7 hours) – which is almost normal in busy people’s lifestyles in the city. This leads to the appearance of wrinkles, eye bags, dark eye circles and more as your skin is not hydrated enough and dead skin cells will continue to build-up. A diet that is not balanced will also deprive your skin of the minerals and vitamins it needs to heal itself. Other external causes of dull skin may include excessive sun exposure and not cleansing your skin properly, resulting in pores struggling to breathe.
WHAT IS LED LIGHT THERAPY?
Restoring the youthfulness of your skin, light therapy is fast gaining popularity as it can produce results that look natural using a non-invasive method. The skin is penetrated at the correct depth by the light, triggering a series of cellular functions in your body which increases the rate of healing and skin rejuvenation. This therapy is also able to treat several conditions at the same time.
No harm is caused to the skin and studies have shown light therapy to be a safe procedure. The technology has also been utilised on a larger scale by various governmental organisations to heal wounds and regenerate muscles. Increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, light therapy stimulates the regrowth of skin cells which lead to dead skin cells being replaced quickly. This gives your face a rejuvenated look and feel, as fresh skin cells begin to form.
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.