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Lightstim Review

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LED home treatments and devices

There are so many home LED beauty devices, Omnilux and Tanda are two you can find easily using google, but my favourite, and also the most popular devices amongst my other beauty blogging community is the LightStim.

The device can be found and purchased at :

http://www.lightstim.com/light-therapy-products.html

The LightStim is a hand held, in fact hand size device, which is mains powered, some units are battery operated and I have found these are more like toys, than proper home units.

Technical stuff

LightStim for Wrinkles has 72 high powered LEDs, Amber, Infrared and Red.

Wavelengths: Red 600nm, Amber 575nm and Infrared 880 nm.

Red light: Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

Amber light: stimulates the nervous and lymphatic systems, heals capillaries and reduces the signs of rosacea. Amber light also stimulates at a cellular level the production of collagen.

Infrared light: stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and also reduces inflammation which contributes to ageing of the skin, and also accelerate wound healing, IR light is absorbed deep in the dermis.

We all need light to live and to produced certain nutrients, for example vitamin D, and our body produces the nutrients from sunlight. The body absorbs light and uses it as energy to help the body to rebuild cells, including collagen and elastin cells, which are the building blocks for the skin.

Collagen and Elastin are produced from cells called Fibroblast Cells, and the engine for these cells are a smaller set of cells called the Mitochondria. These are the power house for Collagen and Elastin and their fuel is ATP, which is called Adenosine Triphosphate, sorry that was a bit geeky, but we all needed to know that!  So, LED light is the stimulant which triggers the Fibroblast Cells which then wake up the Mitochondria cells into creating more collagen and elastin – a rough figure is five times more – which causes the building blocks of the skin to have 5 times more plumping and support, from just LED light.

Treatment tips

Cleanse the skin, and apply the LightStim directly to the skin and hold on one location for 3 minutes and then move the device to the next area of the face, and repeat 3 – 4 times a week. Never look directly into the LighStim and avoid treating over the eye area, as Infrared light can damage your vision, please also follow the manufacturers instruction manual to the letter!

My experience

I bought this device about three years ago, it was my second home LED device, I already had the Omnilux New-U and the Tanda Red, but I had read the combination of the Amber and Red with the IR gave excellent results.

The great thing about this device is it is so compact and easy to use, and you can use it whilst you are watching TV or just relaxing, I tend to use it whilst laying on the floor with some cushions, as I like the warm sensation against my face. It takes me no more than 10 minutes to do my entire face, as the treatment head is fairly large, and then I do my neck, you must avoid using LED light over the thyroid gland in your neck, as it can over stimulate this gland, just work either side of the gland. I found it takes about 2 weeks of use before you see any results, but the results are worth waiting for, which includes softening of fine lines, generally plumping of the skin and my skin always looks like it has a healthy glow after treatment.

Lots more to share with you, treatment layering, serums and how the lightstim is really useful when using the Tria laser!

So that is LightStim for Wrinkles, I will cover the LightStim for acne later this week, and then serums, fractional lasers and LED and healing.

Further reading about LED Red and Infrared light therapy

Philip.

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