Upper West Spa
Based on medical research by NASA, Celluma designed a Multiwave LED Light Therapy that simultaneously delivers red, blue, and near-infrared light. The wavelengths are absorbed by photoreceptors in the skin cell mitochondria, stimulating metabolic processes that promote cell and tissue repair.
This treatment is unlike any other light therapy device available today, and it safely and painlessly treats a variety of conditions. Given its anti-inﬂammatory and anti-bacterial properties, phototherapy can improve skin texture and clarity, which is ideal for acne-prone skin.
Phototherapy also increases circulation, accelerates tissue repair, stimulates collagen, and decreases undereye wrinkles. In addition, the infrared spectrum can ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and pain associated with arthritis.
Although this treatment is excellent on its own, we highly recommend combining phototherapy with chemical peels, exfoliants, and/or acne treatments, as well as a post-massage for muscle soreness.
LED light therapy is safe and effective for a range of skin conditions. Research shows that when LED light therapy is combined with customized treatments, it can reduce acne and post-breakout inﬂammation. Some patients may also seek light therapy to minimize the effects of aging, scarring, and other concerns.
The effectiveness of this treatment also depends on how much light energy is absorbed by the skin. To maximize the absorption of light energy at the skin surface, aestheticians typically use a light energy density between 2 – 10 Joules/ cm2.
To improve acne, clients should receive LED light therapy twice a week for eight weeks, and then once a week for four weeks. This reduces bacteria and inﬂammation in the skin, decreasing the amount of active acne lesions over the course of the treatment.
The best LED light therapy device emits blue, red, and near-infrared wavelengths at the same time. Ideally, the device also contours closely to the treatment area for optimal energy absorption. Celluma is the only LED device that is patented to hold its shape without a stand or cradle, allowing it to contour to the treatment area.
Some skin conditions require both red and blue wavelengths for anti-inﬂammatory and antibacterial effects. Many devices deliver only one wavelength at a time, so ask your aesthetician which wavelength(s) and light therapy devices suit your skin needs.
Most commonly, red and near-infrared LED light are used to reduce inﬂammation and improve microcirculation and oxygen ﬂow. Because they stimulate ﬁbroblast and collagen production, these two types of light therapy also support mature and aging skin.
Laser technicians also use the antibacterial properties of blue light, which can restore acne-prone skin.
While there are other devices that offer yellow, green, or amber wavelengths, more credible research is needed to assess their effectiveness.