It happens to everybody – our bodies age as the years pass. While we cannot…
As we age the collagen in our skin decreases, leaving us with fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. While ‘laughter lines’ are typically associated with fun and happiness, nobody wants them to start looking like deep trenches.
As you age, your skin begins to lose volume, which causes wrinkles. As your skin deteriorates, it can start looking dull, and the texture of the face starts to look rougher. The loss of volume and deterioration occur because of a reduction in collagen levels.
How will light therapy help minimise wrinkles and fine lines in my eye area?
By effectively stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, you can make your skin look younger.
NASA initially developed light therapy as a way to help improve tissue growth and help heal wounds and burns for astronauts while they were in space. It has since been found to help your body naturally produce elastin and collagen, as well as increasing blood circulation.
When you use red light therapy, you are helping to produce more collagen through the activation of the energy centre in cells, and improve the overall look of your appearance. In a nutshell, more collagen means plumper skin and smoother wrinkles.
Collagen is created by fibroblast cells that use amino acids and other minerals and vitamins to create new collagen protein.
Needless to say, the process to create new collagen protein needs a lot of energy. The energy comes from the mitochondria, which is part of the cell. The molecule in cells that carries energy is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). If cells have more ATP, they will function better and be better able to repair ‘damage’ to the skin such as wrinkles.
Light therapy has been found to help:
- Rejuvenate skin
- Build collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Treat dark under-eye circles