Home skin care lasers are advanced cosmetic treatment devices that produce an amplified and synchronized infrared light (laser beam) at specific wavelengths which have been shown in clinical studies to encourage skin rejuvenation and intensive repair through an ability to stimulate and regenerate cells. This healing process can now be performed in the privacy of your own home thanks to the availability of portable cosmetic laser light treatment devices such as the ever popular Beurer Home Skin Care Laser.
Laser skin care treatment, also known as cold laser, softlaser or low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an innovative, advanced solution to today's most challenging skin concerns. It is a simple treatment that causes no side effects or adverse reactions, produces no heat or discomfort and commonly produces noticeable results within several weeks. Invasive procedures including surgery can be pricey and cosmetic products can cost thousands of dollars making home facial lasers a one time affordable solution.
Cosmetic lasers may be used on all skin types and by all ethnicities to address many skin care concerns including wrinkles,fine lines, acne, stretch marks, scars, acne scars, black heads, age spots, blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, folliculitis, cuts, bruises, cold sores, chapped lips, insect bites, freckles, hyperpigmentation, general facial rejuvenation and more. The effects of the SoftLaser are cumulative, meaning that the more often and consistent you are with treatments, the better the results. Unlike surgical lasers or IPL treatments, facial lasers do not cause any pain, do not produce damaging heat, do not cause any side effects and can be used by just about anyone.
How Do Home Cosmetic Skin Care Lasers Work?:
Many home facial laser treatment devices such as the Beurer® Home Skin Care Laser are based on the same modern breakthrough technology that many of today's top medical professionals use. These portable and convenient facial devices can be taken anywhere. Average application time lasts an average of 5-10 minutes and costs a fraction of the price that one would pay for professional treatment.
Since the beginning of time, our daily routines have been determined by the light of day. We set our life patterns to coincide with the sun's passage. In ancient times, the sun was considered a god because of it's curative powers. Sunlight makes us feel healthy and happy. It has been proven that light also affects our bodily processes in a fundamental way and that a shortage of it can lead to illness.
Not all light is created equal!
Laser light incorporates only the beneficial spectrum of light and contains none of the harmful effects of sunlight. Sunlight encompasses the full spectrum of the rainbow from violet to blue, green, yellow, orange and red as well as the invisible wavelengths ultraviolet and infrared. Some of these frequencies of light can be harmful to the body.
Home facial lasers produce "Red" spectrum light at around 635-675nm. This wavelength has been found be the most beneficial range for cellular stimulation and regeneration and provides renewed energy for our cells.
Unlike surgical lasers, home facial lasers are safe, painless, non-destructive to the surrounding tissue and work very effectively on bio-stimulation. Cellular growth and the rejuvenation process is stimulated by laser light. There are four distinct effects associated with facial laser treatment:
1. Growth factor response within cells due to increased ATP and protein synthesis.
2. Pain relief as a result of increased endorphin and serotonin release.
3. Increased lymphatic activity and strengthening of immune system response.
4. Stimulation of acupuncture points.
These four effects are a result of amplified and synchronized infrared light (laser beam) at a certain wavelength (600-1000nm) that triggers a cellular and biochemical process, including ATP and collagen production and increased blood flow to the affected area. The penetration of living tissue has been proven to be most effective at this 600-1000 nanometer range (the higher the wavelength of a laser, the deeper the penetration into the tissue). Products such as the Beurer® operate at wavelengths of 635-675 nanometers. Laser light in this wavelength range encourages superficial stimulation and regeneration of the skin without negatively affecting deeper tissue. Facial laser treatment is used throughout the world and its effectiveness and proven safety record is backed by numerous clinical studies.
The Benefits Of Facial Laser Therapy:
Laser skin care is a safe and gentle non-invasive alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive treatments. When using home facial lasers, results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and do not occur overnight. Continued daily application can provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results and can help improve the appearance of:
Fine Lines and Small Wrinkles
Sun-Damaged Skin & Age Spots
Redness Caused By Acne, Rosacea and Eczema
Blemishes And Spots
Small Superficial Scars and Stretch Marks
Cuts and Bruises
Cosmetic Skin Care Lasers - Research and Studies:
Nonablative [Non-wounding] laser and light therapies for skin rejuvenation Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2004 Nov-Dec;6(6):398-409
By: Kim KH, Geronemus RG.
Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, 317 E. 34th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA.
BACKGROUND: Multiple modalities have been described for skin rejuvenation, including ablative and nonablative therapies. Because of the prolonged recovery period associated with ablative procedures that injure the epidermis, nonablative skin treatments have grown increasingly popular. Various laser- and light-based systems have been designed or applied for promoting skin remodeling without damage to the epidermis.
METHODS: Studies investigating the use of nonablative procedures for facial rhytids [wrinkles] or acne scarring with clinical, histological, and objective quantitative measurements are systematically reviewed.
RESULTS: Nonablative treatments are associated with clinical and objective improvements for the treatment of facial rhytids and acne scarring. Dermal remodeling seems to occur as a result of thermal injury, leading to dermal fibrosis without epidermal disruption.
CONCLUSIONS: Although results are not as impressive as those of ablative treatments, nonablative procedures are effective in the treatment of photoaging and acne scarring. As technology in nonablative therapies continues to evolve, future laser and light sources may yield even more favorable results.
Low Level Laser Therapy In Dermatology: An Overview Of Therapeutic Possibilities By:
Zlatko Simunovic, M.D., F.M.H., Tatjana Trobonjaca, M.D.,
Pain Clinic-Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland Laser Center, Opatija, Croatia
The first application of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) was completed on dermatological disorders like skin ulcers, in the early sixties. In the meantime, dermatological indications for LLLT have increased. Particular effects of LLLT are observed when laser beam is applied on the open wound, which healing can be significantly accelerated especially in patients with delayed or impeded wound healing like patients with circulatory disorders, diabetic patients, etc. LLLT triggers biostimulative-regenerative processes inside the cell and subsequently causes revitalization of the issue as well.
The second effect of LLLT refers to the vasodilatation and neovascularisation of local blood and lymph vessels, thus causing a better removal of waste products and, on the other hand, improved oxygenation and nutrition of damaged tissue. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of LLLT are also significant when irradiating certain dermatological changes.
Therefore, LLLT is used today in dermatology in the treatment of the following conditions: - Ulcus cruris - Burns - Herpes infections – Scar tissue - Keliod - Sclerodermia - Rosacea - Neurodermitis - Eczema - Lichen ruber planus and scrofulosus - Psoriasis - Haemathoma - Etc.
Aesthetic Treatments With Low Level Laser Therapy By: Tatjana Trobonjaca, M.D. & Zlatko Simunovic, M.D, F.M.H., Laser Center, Opatija
Croatia, Pain Clinic-Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland
If taking into the consideration the list of aesthetic disorders which can be treated with either Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or surgical lasers, it is justified to say that laser is also the light of beauty. Although its first applications were focused on serious diseases like skin ulcers and painful conditions, employment of LLLT in aesthetics has initiated in mid seventies. Aesthetic changes are mainly benign and they won't seriously damage the health state of patient's body, but aesthetic problems are strictly subjective and the same problem causes different psychological reaction in different persons.
Development in modern medicine and technology brought many new techniques and devices, which are successfully used in aesthetics today. Laser is one of the highlights in aesthetics today where it is applied mostly for facial rejuvenation, because the face is psychologically the most sensitive aesthetic area of each person. Facial rejuvenation can be achieved with surgical lasers, which remove superficial layer of atrophic skin, leaving that area to be self- regenerated. It is an invasive method, while the process of regeneration can last few weeks’ even months, with a prohibition of disposing to the sunlight. On the other hand, skin rejuvenation can be completed with use of LLLT or thermal lasers like Helium Neon (Hone) or infrared (IR). The first one is mostly applied in the treatment of superficial changes, while the IR laser is used for irradiation of deeper structures. LLLT obtains good results in aesthetics due to its three main effects: biostimulative-regenerative, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, which will be presented in this lecture. LLLT can be applied in aesthetics like monotherapy or complementary treatment modality to the topic medications. Frequent indications for LLLT in aesthetics are as follows: - Acne - Cellulite - Striae - Alopecia - Wrinkles - Lentigo senile. This lecture will cover all relevant details related to LLLT and each condition, with application techniques and recommended individual optimal energy densities.
General Treatment Guidelines:
The effects of at-home facial laser treatment begins at the cellular level. However, the regeneration processes will take some time before results can be seen. Although each case is different, most people see results in 8-12 weeks. Others will notice results within a few days or weeks. The effects of treatment are cumulative, meaning that the more often and consistent you are with treatments, the better the results. Improving the health and condition of your skin is easy. Depending on the underlying problem, a daily treatment of 3 to 6 minutes twice a day (more detailed directions for specific conditions are provided in the usage guide that accompanies your home facial laser) is ideal for most conditions - this is time well spent for a beautiful and healthy you. Facial laser therapy devices should be used on clean, dry skin only. Simply touch or gently glide the tip of the laser across the problematic area(s) in a soft circular or zigzag motion. It is recommended that the treatment tip of the laser be cleaned and disinfected after each treatment with Isopropyl especially if you intend to lend your laser device to others.
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