When it comes to aging, a significant factor that leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and joint pain is due to inadequate collagen levels. Collagen is the main structural protein found in your skin and other connective tissue. Collagen literally holds our bodies together. An easy way to remember what collagen does is to look at the Greek prefix ‘kolla’ which means glue.
Increased fibroblast proliferation is just one benefit of LED red light therapy. Fibroblasts make collagen fibers, so it stands to reason that the more, and healthier, fibroblasts we have in the skin, the more and better collagen fibers are made. And as we all know, collagen synthesis and maintenance is the bedrock of anti-aging.
Healthy collagen levels are what give us a glowing complexion, firm skin, strong nails, dense bones, and healthy hair. It is also essential in keeping muscles, joints, and tendons in healthy working order. Simply put, the more our bodies produce collagen, the better we’ll look and feel as we get older.
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Just safe, natural wavelengths of effective, proven light energy.
Signs of Aging
Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the two most common proteins in connective tissue. However, as we age, our fibroblasts become compromised resulting in lower levels of these proteins. We might start noticing decreased elasticity in our skin, wrinkles, and our joints may not move as freely as they used to. This is because lower levels of collagen lead to breakdowns in cartilage which can cause inflammation, soreness, stiffness, arthritis, and prolonged recovery time after physical activity. Other common signs of aging can include:
Chronic joint and muscle pain
If you’re experiencing one or more of these signs, then it could be an indicator your collagen levels are deficient.
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Anti-Aging Treatment with LED Light Therapy
Now that we've established a base understanding of why collagen is essential as we age, let's look at the most groundbreaking and natural way to effectively generate more collagen in your body using the anti-aging effect of LED light therapy.
Proven red and near-infrared wavelengths are utilized in your treatment with LED light therapy to combat the signs of aging. These specific wavelengths of light energy are clinically verified to enhance your body's natural ability to generate collagen and elastin by activating the fibroblast cells.
Our LED Light Treatment Works to Boost Collagen Production
Let’s quickly run through two biology basics: the Krebs Cycle and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
1. The Krebs cycle is what generates cellular energy inside your body. Light activation boosts the body’s natural Krebs Cycle, which in turn assists in creating more ATP.
2. ATP is the energy currency of all the cells in your body. When your body has sufficient ATP levels, it has more energy to spend on restorative processes such as collagen and elastin production – these are the proteins your body uses to heal itself.
When all of those essential metabolic events happen, it results in greater outcomes beyond just collagen production. We see a cascade of benefits such as:
Cell generation to replace old cells (mitosis)
Reduction and prevention of cell death (apoptosis)
Neurogenesis (new neurons)
Development of new capillaries (angiogenesis)
Increased blood flow
Enhanced Nitric Oxide production
In summary: Light Therapy = Enhanced Krebs (energy) Cycle = Greater ATP Availability = More Collagen
The synergistic effect is that your body is optimized to heal itself. Patients who use our LED light therapy begin seeing:
Skin rejuvenation and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
Accelerated healing of chronic wounds. *
General pain reduction, including muscle, joint and arthritic pains.
All of these great benefits can be achieved while receiving your custom massage session.