OPERA LED Light Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
CAN LED LIGHT THERAPY IMPROVE ARTHRITIS & JOINT PAIN?
LED Light Therapy has been scientifically proven to relieve arthritic pain, muscle and joint pain and stiffness. Wavelengths of LED light provide compromised cells with the energy to regain and restore vitality naturally.
The deeply penetrating wavelengths of LED light are absorbed by the 'energy centre' - mitrochondria of each cell. This process increases the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that drives all cells. This boost of cellular energy results in a cascade of metabolic events leading to an increase in micro-circulation, tissue repair and a decrease in inflammation and pain.
LED Light therapy can benefit a range of inflammatory and joint disorders:
Muscle and joint pain
Joint & muscle stiffness
Diminished local circulation
WHAT CAN RED LED LIGHT THERAPY TREAT?
Red LED Light penetrates deeply into the skin, to stimulate collagen, rejuvenate the face, encourage cellular repair and boost the circulation to the face so that the general complexion is more youthful and vibrant. The combination of benefits from Red LED Light help produce the anti-ageing response in the skin and improve a range of medical skin disorders:
Facial redness & broken capillaries
Rosacea & Telangectasia
Sun damaged skin
Medical & Acne scars
Eczema & Dermatitis
Uneven skin tone & texture
Sun spots, Freckles & Liver spots
Fine lines & wrinkles
Spider veins & thread veins
WHAT IS RED LED LIGHT THERAPY?
Red Light therapy is an every-day term for the science of photobiomodulation or LED light as it is also commonly known. The use of Red LED light has been proven in the field of healing & rejuvenation, anti-aging, wound care and pain relief. Red Light therapy at wavelength 630nm, is the preferred option for skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing due to it's ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis of the skin.
Red Light LED therapy is a natural process with a great deal of benefit and no real known adverse side effects. This specific wavelength of pure light is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of around 8 to 10 mm. Once absorbed, this Red Light energy is converted to cellular energy. This conversion of energy stimulates the body’s natural processes on a cellular level leading to a series of metabolic events including:
Formation of new capillaries
Increased lymphatic drainage
Increased production of collagen
Increased phagocytosis - cellular ‘clean-up’
The increase in collagen production following LED light therapy strengthens the skin structure and increases the capability of the skin to retain moisture. This increased resilience of the skin is why red light therapy is an effective treatment for Rosacea and to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with broken capillaries and thread veins.
WHAT IS GALVANIC CURRENT THERAPY?
The OPERA LED Light Mask also offers a 4th treatment modality utilising a Galvanic current. Whilst originally invented as a treatment for facial palsy, microcurrent therapy is a popular facial aesthetics treatment for muscle toning and non-surgical face lifting. The innovative use of a gentle microcurrent to tone facial muscles offers an effective treatment for skin tightening, dermal rejuvenation and non-surgical face lifting.
Galvanic technology works by delivering microcurrent pulses to the skin which instantaneously open pores in the skin. This mode of treatment is used in conjunction with the Hydrogel Mask, a hydrating mask packed full of vitamins & nutrients.
The changing charge of the Galvanic current actively pushes nutrients and products through the skin barrier and into the deeper layers of the epidermis. This Galvanic current mode can be used as an independent treatment regime or in combination with LED light therapy.
WHAT CAN BLUE LED LIGHT THERAPY TREAT?
Blue LED Light is effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne, as well as stabilising oil glands, easing inflammation and purifying the skin. In addition to the clinically proven effects that this treatment has on the skin, Blue LED Light Therapy is also a popular treatment to boost wellbeing and low mood. Blue LED Light Therapy can improve a range of cosmetic and medical skin disorders:
Oily & Greasy skin
Blackheads (Open Comedones)
Whiteheads (Closed Comedones)
Bacterial skin infection
Pustules & Papules
Acne Cysts & Nodules
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GALVANIC CURRENT THERAPY?
Increased blood & lymph circulation
Enhanced penetration of active ingredients of skin care formulations
Collagenesis and increased elastin production
Elevated protein synthesis, gluco-neogenesis and cell membrane transport
WHAT IS OPERA LED MASK?
The Opera mask is a facial mask which sits gently over the skin, and then omits low level LED and infrared light to the skin, resulting in skin rejuvenation to both the face and neck.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LED LIGHT THERAPY?
As well as the known benefits of skin rejuvenation and treatment of medical skin conditions such as Acne, LED Light Therapy has been scientifically proven to relieve arthritic pain, joint stiffness and muscular pain.
Wavelengths of LED light provide compromised cells with the energy to regain and restore vitality naturally. This boost of cellular energy results in a cascade of metabolic events leading to an increase in micro-circulation, tissue repair and a decrease in inflammation and pain.
LED results are clinical proven and whilst the results are not as dramatic as plastic surgery or laser treatments, it is gentler, more natural, less expensive and offers zero downtime.
LED Light Therapy is the favoured option for those clients looking for a more non-invasive yet effective anti-ageing treatment. As LED phototherapy evens the complexion, increases collagen in the skin and locks in moisture, it is a popular treatment for those seeking the “Hollywood Glow” without the need for chemicals, needles or downtime.
During initial consultation with your therapist consultant a full medical consultation along with a skin health assessment and examination will be carried out to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
The different colour lights generated by the OPERA Mask for LED Light Therapy are designed to target specific clinical conditions. Unlike many other systems, the OPERA LED Mask can combine Red and Blue Light Therapy providing treatment for complex skin using both wavelengths which have a visual appearance of pink light. Our clinic has successfully improved the skin of clients with challenging, complex facial skin conditions such as mixed Acne and Psoriasis.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TREATMENT OPTIONS WITH THE OPERA LED LIGHT MASK?
The benefits of Low-Level Light Therapy are numerous and depend on the wavelength of the light being absorbed. There are varying wavelengths of light emitted, each having a different effect on the skin. The OPERA LED Light Mask offers four modalities for targeted treatment for your specific skin concern:
MODE 1: RED LED LIGHT
Red Light therapy at wavelength 630nm, is the preferred option for skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing due to it's ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis of the skin.
MODE 2: BLUE LED LIGHT
Blue light therapy at 415nm is predominantly used for its anti-bacterial properties. Blue LED Light is effective in the treatment of mild to moderate acne, as well as stabilising oil glands, easing inflammation and purifying the skin.
MODE 3 : COMBINED RED & BLUE LED LIGHT
The powerful combination of the red and blue light wavelengths result in the most effective anti-inflammatory treatment. Infrared light is also known for its effect on the skin. The light wave is emitted at 830nm and penetrates much deeper than the red light and blue light resulting in an exceptional ability to promote the healing of wounds and pain relief.
MODE 4: GALVANIC CURRENT THERAPY
The innovative use of a gentle microcurrent to tone facial muscles offers an effective treatment for skin tightening, dermal rejuvenation and non-surgical face lifting.
WHAT IS BLUE LED LIGHT THERAPY?
Blue light therapy at 415nm is predominantly used for its anti-bacterial properties and in the main the treatment of acne. The blue light emitted from the device is absorbed by porphyrin. The bacterial causing acne, P.acne contains abundant amounts of porphyrin and when the blue light is absorbed, an oxygen free-radical is created which is released into the bacteria and results in bacterial death.
Blue light also has anti-inflammatory characteristics although the best results are seen when combining red and blue light for its additional skin rejuvenation and wound healing benefits.
Infrared light is also known for its effect on the skin. This light wave is emitted at 830nm and penetrates much deeper than the red light and blue light resulting in an exceptional ability to promote the healing of wounds and pain relief.
HOW DOES LED LIGHT THERAPY WORK?
‘Light Therapy’ is often referred to as ‘phototherapy’ or ‘photo-bio-stimulation’. Phototherapy is the use of light to treat medical conditions. The benefits of for thousands of years, with natural sunlight seen to benefit certain skin disorders.
The problem with such phototherapy is the amount of damage that can be done at the same time due to the high levels of UV light waves. LED light treatment uses pre-selected wavelengths of light to enhance the beneficial results whilst removing the detrimental effects of UV light.
LED Light Therapy works by emitting pure wavelengths of light which are absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. As the LED wavelengths penetrate the skin, this light energy is absorbed by the 'energy centre' - mitrochondria of each cell. This process increases the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that drives all cells.
As the skin cells harness this light energy, a natural process is stimulated in each cell elevating the levels of oxygen and nutrients to the area treated as well as improving the removal of impurities and dead cells from the skin. This natural cellular cascade results in increased localised blood flow, accelerated skin healing and a boost in skin cell turnover to support healthy, resilient skin.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results can be seen almost instantly following your treatment, but a course of Opera LED Mask sessions may be required if we are looking to treat a specific skin concern.
DOES THE OPERA LED LIGHT MASK HURT?
Absolutely not! It is completely pain free!
CAN I WEAR MAKE UP AFTER THE OPERA LED MASK?
Yes you can because we will apply all the necessary moisturisers etc for you to apply makeup. All we ask is that you apply a good sun factor of SPF 50 or more.