If you suffer from acne as well as wrinkles, it may be more than a little frustrating trying to accurately treat both conditions. When makeup, lotions, and other store bought solutions leave you feeling helpless, Ava MD is proud to offer Red Light Therapy (Lightstim), the most cutting-edge treatment for both acne and wrinkles.
To learn more about Lightstim and whether it is the best treatment for your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with the cosmetic dermatologists at Ava MD. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke stay up to date on the latest, most advanced treatment options available for their patients, such as Lightstim. Contact us online or call 310-843-9915 for our Beverly Hills office or 310-828-2282 for our Santa Monica office.
How Does Light Therapy Work?
Light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin conditions. Discovered by NASA, red light therapy, which uses infrared light wavelengths, has been proven to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to help strengthen the skin’s natural healing ability as well as its ability to produce collagen. As we age, our bodies typically begin producing less collagen, resulting in loose, sagging skin.
By triggering the body’s collagen production with red light therapy, it is possible to achieve naturally firmer skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sun damage and even eczema. Red light therapy can also minimize pore size as the skin’s texture and tone is improved with better collagen production.
Infrared light waves have also been found to slow the skin’s oil glands, which produce cytokines, reducing the amount of inflammatory substances that contribute to chronic acne.
What to Expect During Red Light Therapy
Light therapy in general is a very relaxing, non-invasive process that is pain-free and requires no downtime. Whether treating fine lines and wrinkles or acne, red light therapy stimulates new cell growth, which is a slow process that will vary depending on each patient. Some patients see results within four weeks.
In order to achieve long-term results, it is recommended that patients undergo weekly Lightstim treatment sessions for as much as four to 12 weeks. Red Light therapy is an ideal option for gradual, natural rejuvenation of the skin, including decreased fine lines and wrinkles, reduced appearance of age spots, and reduced or eliminated acne.
Contact a Board-Certified Red Light Therapy Dermatologist Today
If you are ready to make a change and get the rejuvenated, clear, and beautiful skin you want, red light therapy may be the solution you need. Get subtle, gradual results without any downtime! Please do not wait to contact Ava MD for more information about this advanced light therapy treatment and to discuss whether it can help you achieve the youthful, beautiful skin you want. Simply contact us online or call 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).