It’s Quick, Easy, No Pain, Good Results – Can Infra Red Light Therapy Get Any Better?
To successfully treat acne and minimize its debilitating effects on both teenagers and adults often requires a range of processes and remedies to bring it under control. Sometimes one approach on its own will be successful, but most times it requires a few treatments working in conjunction with each other to reduce the painful swelling and distressing appearance of severe outbreaks. This is especially the case if the acne is not just confined to the face, but has affected the chest, shoulders and back.
It is important for the person to have their particular situation professionally diagnosed by a qualified person such as a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon. This is necessary to ensure that the range of treatments work with each other and are not causing additional problems. One of the very effective treatments being applied to acne is infra red light therapy.
Painless Process Stimulates Body’s Natural Healing
Infra red light therapy provides many of the benefits of natural sunlight without the harmful effects of solar or ultraviolet radiation. It is chosen as an effective treatment for acne because, while it does penetrate the skin, there is no heat or pain. It is also a quick and easy treatment, there are no harmful chemicals applied to the skin and it works by stimulating the body’s natural healing.
Reduces Inflammation and Neutralizes Bacteria in the Pores
Therapeutic wavelengths of light can penetrate the skin’s surface to a depth of eight to ten millimeters. The high blood and water content of the skin’s layers make it easy for red light to penetrate, stimulating the collagen below the skin and also promoting healing on the surface. Blood flow increases and delivers nutrients and other cellular growth materials to the area. It benefits in the treatment of acne because it reduces the inflammatory lesions which are part of the effects of acne, but it also neutralizes the bacteria which is present in the clogged pores.
A typical treatment will start with a facial to prepare the skin, followed by the application of a photosensitizer for 20 minutes. This is washed off, and the patient lies under the infra red light for 20 minutes per area. The skin feels fresh and soft immediately afterwards. For optimum results, this process should be repeated once a week for 12 weeks. Infra red light therapy can be safely combined with other treatments that may be happening as part of the overall acne treatment program and with other normal skin care routines.