Ageing could be described as the degradation of the metabolic process. For as long as we can remember, humans have pursued ways of minimizing the effects of ageing. We do this because we all want to get the most joy and fulfilment from our finite time on earth. We want more quality time with our spouse and children, more belly laughs with our friends, more time to travel, and more time to leave our mark on the world.
Many spas and wellness centers now offer specific anti-ageing treatments to combat a wide variety side effects of the ageing process, including red LED light therapy. And while we can’t literally turn back the hands of time, there are steps we can take now to improve and maintain our best appearance. So how can we safely and effectively reduce and even reverse the effects of ageing?
When it comes to ageing, a significant factor that leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and joint pain is due to inadequate collagen levels. Collagen is the main structural protein found in your skin and other connective tissue. Collagen literally holds our bodies together. An easy way to remember what collagen does is to look at the Greek prefix ‘kolla’ which means glue.
Increased fibroblast proliferation is just one benefit of LED red light therapy. Fibroblasts make collagen fibers, so it stands to reason that the more, and healthier, fibroblasts we have in the skin, the more and better collagen fibers are made. And as we all know, collagen synthesis and maintenance is the bedrock of anti-ageing.
Healthy collagen levels are what give us a glowing complexion, firm skin, strong nails, dense bones, and healthy hair. It is also essential in keeping muscles, joints, and tendons in healthy working order. Simply put, the more our bodies produce collagen, the better we’ll look and feel as we get older.
Signs of Ageing
Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the two most common proteins in connective tissue. However, as we age, our fibroblasts become compromised resulting in lower levels of these proteins. We might start noticing decreased elasticity in our skin, wrinkles, and our joints may not move as freely as they used to. This is because lower levels of collagen lead to breakdowns in cartilage which can cause inflammation, soreness, stiffness, arthritis, and prolonged recovery time after physical activity. Other common signs of ageing can include:
If you’re experiencing one or more of these signs, then it could be an indicator your collagen levels are deficient.
Anti-Ageing Treatment with LED Light Therapy
Now that we've established a base understanding of why collagen is essential as we age, let's look at the most groundbreaking and natural way to effectively generate more collagen in your body using the anti-ageing effect of LED light therapy.
Proven red and near-infrared wavelengths are utilized in the Celluma SERIES of LED light therapy devices to combat the signs of ageing. These specific wavelengths of light energy are clinically verified to enhance your body's natural ability to generate collagen and elastin by activating the fibroblast cells.
No prescriptions. No medications. No injections. No surgery. Just safe, natural wavelengths of effective, proven light energy.
The Celluma Difference
Uniform delivery of the light energy is crucial to successful energy absorption by the cells. For this reason, we designed each of our Celluma products to conform closely to the area of the body being treated resulting in the unmatched ability to deliver the optimal amount of restorative light energy in each session. Celluma products stand in stark contrast to the traditional light-therapy devices which are flat and rigid and cannot contour to the body, dramatically reducing the ability of cells to absorb the optimum amount of light energy and thereby effectiveness.
Products such as our Celluma PRO can be formed into a C-shape to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines while you lie comfortably on your back. Or, you can shape it to wrap easily around any body part including hands, feet, or joints to combat the effects of ageing.
Celluma Works to Boost Collagen Production
Let’s quickly run through two biology basics: the Krebs Cycle and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
1. The Krebs cycle is what generates cellular energy inside your body. Light activation boosts the body’s natural Krebs Cycle which in turn assists in creating more ATP.
2. ATP is the energy currency of all the cells in your body. When your body has sufficient ATP levels, then it has more energy to spend on restorative processes such as collagen elastin production – these are the proteins your body uses to heal itself.
In summary: Light Therapy = Enhanced Krebs (energy) Cycle = Greater ATP Availability = More Collagen
When all of those important metabolic events are happening, it then results in greater outcomes beyond just collagen production. We see a cascade of benefits such as:
The synergistic effect is that your body is optimized to heal itself. Patients who use Celluma LED light therapy devices begin seeing:
All of these great benefits can be achieved at home and at your leisure. Most people can even use Celluma devices while taking a nap or watching television.
*Celluma is not FDA-cleared for wound healing