What Are Wrinkles?
As we age, our skin cells age with us. The result of this is the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crows feet on our skin. This happens because in the aging process of the skin, its cells divide at a slower rate and cause the dermis to lose its elasticity and ability to retain water. Luckily, there are a variety of options to treat and manage wrinkles and fine lines. These treatments are often referred to as anti-aging or skin rejuvenation treatments. Below we will help you find the regimen that works for you to help rejuvenate your skin and restore your youthful glow.
How Do You Avoid Getting Wrinkles?
While some wrinkle formation is a natural byproduct of aging, other wrinkle formations occur as a response to lifestyle, and with some simple changes you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles as you age.
Frown lines and crow’s feet are two specific types of wrinkles; lines around your mouth and around your eyes, respectively. Their appearance is made more likely by frequent squinting and frowning. As simple as it may sound – try to turn your frowns upside down!
Smoking can dramatically increase the appearance of wrinkles, particularly around the lips due to the manuevers associated with smoking. In addition to this, smoking also has a negative effect on your skin’s collagen production and can actually hasten the aging process. It’s best to avoid smoking altogether.
Standing directly in sunlight for long periods of time can have a negative impact on the skin as well. The sun’s long-term damage on the skin causes wrinkles as you age. When possible, wear sunscreen and avoid over-exposing your skin to direct sunlight.
How Does Red Light Help?
LED Light Therapy using red light is able to stimulate the skin cells’ fibroblasts into producing more collagen. This will firm and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Red light has a long enough wavelength to penetrate the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and reach the dermis (the middle layer of the skin). This enables it to reach fibroblasts, special types of cells that sit beneath the skin and manufacture collagen – a protein that helps tighten and firm the skin and heal wounds
In addtion to this, clinical studies have shown that red light also reduces inflammation in the cells of the body which is exactly why light therapy is able to integrate seamlessly with other treatment modalities. By reducing inflammation, the mechanisms working in peptides, for example, and able to work into the skin over time much easier and deliver their chemical compounds where necessary.
Light therapy sessions are fast, – usually between 15 and 30 minutes – painless, require no down time, and are said to be very relaxing. While results can take between 4-8 weeks, most users feel a pleasant, warm glow after each treatment.