Let there be light!

Light: such an important part of our lives that influences our mood, our wellbeing and our health. As the days get shorter, we start to notice (and miss!) the transformative power of light in our lives even more. Made up of different wavelengths, light has a number of therapeutic properties, which when used correctly can play a role in aesthetic procedures as diverse as hair removal, skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing, acne treatment and the removal of vascular lesions.

Lightfusion is a new, totally non-invasive treatment which is soaring in popularity thanks to its skin-calming, healing and rejuvenating properties. Using light in the visible and near-infrared part of the light spectrum, Lightfusion is able to move into the skin where it is absorbed by mitochondria in the cells. This stimulates cell repair and proliferation; increases collagen and elastin production (which helps to improve the elasticity of the skin and reduce lines and wrinkles); and increases blood and lymph flow in order to deliver essential minerals and vitamins whilst removing toxins.

The overall effect is glowing, plumped, hydrated and healthy skin. Plus it’s a super-relaxing treatment. What more could you want?!

IPL or Intense Pulsed Light delivers a controlled pulse of broad-spectrum light which is filtered to remove damaging wavelengths, such as UV. This light is able to penetrate beneath the surface of the skin where it is absorbed by pigmentation and blood vessels. The heat created by the IPL causes damage to these areas of pigmentation and small vessels, causing them to break down and be removed, while at the same time stimulating the natural healing and rejuvenation processes of the skin. The Harmony AFT/IPL Skin Rejuvenation system is the ideal way to refresh dull complexions and reduce pigmentation, brown spots and sun damaged skin, giving a powerful anti-ageing and skin tone enhancing treatment. Perfect for this time of year to combat pigmentation gained over the summer months.

Laser light has many uses within the aesthetic/beauty world, not least thanks to its power to destroy unwanted hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair removal. Laser light differs from other light formats because it tends to be emitted in narrow beams which can be highly focused. Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal emits laser at an 810 nm wavelength which is able to move into the hair follicle, where it heats the bulb and destroys it, causing permanent hair removal. It comes with an in-built cooling system so the whole treatment is comfortable and quick. So no more shaving, waxing, plucking or ingrown hairs!

Light in the infrared spectrum is also used successfully in many treatments where its cell-stimulating effects are combined with other powerful technologies to amplify treatment and results. One such treatment is Velashape III , a non-invasive body contouring procedure for problem areas such as thighs, waist and abdomen.

Velashape uses three combined energies to ensure the deep heating of fat cells, which increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, breaks down fatty tissue and speeds up cellular metabolism.

So there you have it…the endlessly versatile power of light!