Endothelial cells line the inside of every blood vessel in the body. They form a…
Cosmetic surgery is a million-Rand industry in South Africa, with not only local patients boosting the plastic surgery practice coffers, but with overseas visitors coming out to the country on ‘Cosmetic Safaris’. There are approximately 34 different procedures available, all with the same characteristics – hospital stay, anaesthesia and post-operative wounds.
The primary purpose of cosmetic surgery is generally to improve the appearance of a part of the body or to augment what one currently has. Therefore, the ability to minimise scarring is a desirable outcome.
Treating wounds post-surgery should follow a strict protocol to ensure maximised aesthetic appearance and reduce the risk of infection.
How will light therapy help treat cosmetic surgery wounds?
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, red and infrared LEDs are significant biologically because they can modify the function of mitochondria within cells. Thus, they can trigger natural cellular photo-biochemical reactions in the skin.
Photizo Skincare helps to treat acute and chronic wounds by:
- Stimulating blood flow, which reduces the appearance of bruising
- Cleaning up dead cells
- Increasing microcirculation and formation of new capillaries
- Boosting collagen production
- Reducing inflammation
- Reducing post-surgery pain
- Improving the appearance of scars