Light therapy, despite the relative novelty, has already been fond of many customers of cosmetology cabinets. What is the reason for such attention and what problems can face phototherapy solve? About this read below.
What is light therapy?
Photorejuvenation is a minimally invasive cosmetology procedure, in which skin is treated with high-intensity light streams. It is performed using special equipment that produces light streams with different wavelengths, whereby it acts on different layers of the skin.
Depending on the duration of the wave and type of exposure, phototherapy can be of two types:
-the first (used in medicine for therapy of excessive pigmentation and couperose);
– the second (has a greater range of effects, improves skin tone, improves its colour and texture, reduces wrinkles and pores).
Depending on the type of apparatus, the procedure is:
– IPL-therapy (photorejuvenation);
Indications and contraindications
Like any other cosmetic procedure, phototherapy has its own characteristics. Among the
indications for photorejuvenation:
– muscle atony;
– the excessive fat content of the skin;
– an abundance of freckles and pigmentation;
– removal of the vascular network
Contraindications to the procedure:
– pregnancy and lactation;
– strong sunburn;
– chronic pathological skin changes;
– acute infectious diseases;
– hormonal failures;
Advantages of photo rejuvenation
In addition to the excellent cosmetological effect, phototherapy has a lot of other advantages. First, absolutely painlessness; secondly, accurate dosing of the light flux, depending on skin condition; thirdly, lasting effect (intensive collagen production continues 1-1.5 months after the procedure). Among pleasant bonuses is worth noting the absence of surgical incisions, traces from injections and other invasive operations.