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What is Low-Level-Light Therapy?
Low-Level-Light Therapy or Phototherapy, meaning ‘Treatment with Light’ is the application of therapeutic light energy to stimulate or regulate specific biological processes with proven skin enhancing effects. The mechanism of action is a natural response similar to that of plant photo-synthesis through a process known as photobiomodulation.
Specific clinically proven wavelengths are absorbed by key skin receptors which trigger a transfer of light energy to cellular energy fuelling repair. Skin cells that are energised function better and enhance cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen to promote youthful, healthy and radiant skin.
Research has shown that LED light therapy may help smooth skin texture, improve skin firmness and resilience, increase lymphatic system activity, restore skin’s natural cellular activity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyperpigmentation.
LED Phototherapy is well evidenced for its regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits without creating trauma making it safe and suitable for all skin types. The treatment has rapidly become a skin care essential for an immediate complexion boost and to target a range of problematic skin concerns without downtime. Patients or clients can return to their normal activity immediately after the treatment.
What are the benefits?
Dermalux uses unique combinations of clinically proven Blue, Red and Near Infrared wavelengths to boost collagen production, increase hydration, calm redness and irritation and blitz blemish causing bacteria. As the light triggers a whole cascade of skin enhancing processes, the benefits continue even after the treatment has finished.
For what purpose is Dermalux Flex MD used?
The Dermalux Flex MD is effective in the treatment and management of a wide range of cosmetic and medical skin indications as part of an overall skin care protocol.
Indications for use include but are not limited to the following conditions:
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Dry Skin
- Pigmentation: Photo-damage
- Acne: Mild to Moderate
- Acne: Moderate to Severe
- Redness: Vascular
- Redness: Skin Tone
- Sensitive Skin
- Sensitive Skin: Problem conditions
- Wound Healing
What does the treatment involve?
Dermalux is a relaxing, pain free experience with proven mood enhancing effects. Enjoy some luxury me-time as your skin absorbs the energising light to kick start cell regeneration, calm irritation or restore radiance. Each treatment last up to 30 minutes and with no downtime, you can simply get up and glow!
Are there any harmful side effects to Low-Level Light Therapy?
Dermalux Flex MD is considered extremely low risk when used as intended.
Does Dermalux Flex MD hurt?
No. Dermalux Flex MD is non-invasive and is painless when used as intended.
How safe is Dermalux Flex MD?
Dermalux Flex MD is based on light emitting diode (LED) technology developed for NASA-manned space flight experiments. In comparison to lasers, the patented LED technology generates negligible amounts of heat and is not considered a significant risk device.
Does Dermalux Flex MD utilize UV light?
No. Dermalux Flex MD utilizes a combination of blue, red, and near-infrared (not visible to the naked eye) light emitting diodes (LEDs) only.
How long does a Dermalux Flex MD session last?
From 20 to 30 minutes.
Are there any special preparations required before using Dermalux Flex MD?
Dermalux Flex MD should be in close proximity to the area being treated. Skin should also be free of clothing, makeup, or anything else that may deflect light away from the skin.
Can I use Dermalux Flex MD with Topical Skin Care Products?
Certain topical products may be applied to the skin prior to the Dermalux Flex MD treatment as part of bespoke protocol.
For best results, apply topicals that can be readily absorbed by the skin such as a water-based serums and low viscosity gels.
Opaque creams, oil based products and cream/clay based masks will create a barrier and inhibit the penetration of beneficial light into the skin and potentially diminish results.
Applying topical products to the skin prior to the Dermalux treatment offers a number of key benefits:
- Near Infrared 830nm can enhance cell permeability which aids product penetration whilst Red 633nm is proven to increase cell metabolism which can accelerate activation of ingredients.
- The skin is not totally smooth and dead skin cells create an uneven surface which increases the reflection of light. Topical serums help to create a more homogenous skin surface that allows for more even and enhanced light absorption.
CAUTION: Prior to application of a topical serum in conjunction with the Flex MD treatment, please read and follow the ingredient guidelines to avoid the risk of an adverse response or photosensitive reaction.
Can I combine Dermalux Flex MD with other Treatments?
Dermalux Flex MD offers a wide range of applications and easily integrates with other procedures to enhance treatment results, accelerate skin healing and minimise downtime.
1. Pre-Treat with Flex MD
Good skin preparation is essential to ensure the successful outcome with more severe indications and invasive procedures; to help minimise the risk of adverse effects such as post inflammatory pigmentation, scarring, bacterial infection and slow healing.
Using Dermalux to prepare and condition the skin pre-treatment has been shown to build strength and immunity of the skin and also ensure that cells are fuelled with a ready supply of energy (ATP) to enable the regeneration process to be accelerated.
Tip: For optimum results, advise 4 Flex MD treatments; 2 sessions per week prior to an invasive procedure to enhance overall treatment results and reduce post procedure downtime.
2. Integrating Flex MD with other skin treatments
Dermalux can be combined with a wide range of procedures including skin peels, microdermabrasion, skin needling, mesotherapy, PRP, Radio Frequency, Laser/IPL and injectable treatments. It will also advance the results of more traditional facial treatments.
It is particularly effective with resurfacing procedures where superficial layers of the stratum corneum are removed. Dead skin cells create an uneven surface which increases the reflection of light. Creating a smooth and more homogenous surface allows light to pass through the protective barrier of the epidermis.
3. Post Procedure with Flex MD
Applying Dermalux a post treatment solution is proven to calm redness and irritation, relieve discomfort, minimise the risk of infection, improve bruise resolution and reduce downtime.
CAUTION: In most cases Dermalux is applied immediately after another treatment however, caution should be taken with skin peels that are not neutralized. In this case, DO NOT APPLY Dermalux immediately post treatment and wait at least 24 hours.
Can I travel with Dermalux Flex MD?
Yes. Dermalux Flex MD is lightweight and portable, making it ideal for travel. Be sure to check for correct power source and electrical input. An International Dermalux Adapter Kit is included with all devices.
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