Dermalux

Dermalux™ LED Phototherapy is a commercial, highly efficicacious, non-invasive treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal light energy to augment natural intracellular processes which leads to the accelerating rejuvenation and repair of the skin.  

Utilising scientifically-based and clinically-proven Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, Dermalux™ delivers excellent outcomes for a wide range of common skin concerns including photoageing, fine lines and wrinkles, acne and pigmentation. It also provides a significant development in the treatment of rosacea. 

As a result of ageing or trauma, healthy cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally. Interestingly, the skin has the ability to absorb certain wavelengths of light (colours) and use them as a source of energy to activate specific cellular and microcellular functions to produce a therapeutic effect. LEDs can reproduce these individual wavelengths (nanometres) to recharge the cells, energising them to heal quicker and rejuvenate faster. It is a natural biochemical reaction akin to photosynthesis which is seen in the plant kingdom. In humans it is known as photobiomodulation.

Successful treatment with LED Phototherapy is determined by delivering certain wavelengths that allow for specific cellular reactions to occur. Dermalux™ systems use only these wavelengths delivered at measured energy output, intensity and dose that allows for optimal photobiomodulation of target cells and skin tissue.

RED light at 633nm will benefit all skin types and has a unique rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. NEAR INFRA-RED light at 830nm is the most deeply absorbed wavelength by skin tissue and works synergistically with RED light, synthesising collagen, elastin and growth factors to counteract the effects of ageing and free-radical skin damage. Furthermore, the anti-bacterial action of BLUE LED 415nm has been shown to be extremely effective in the treatment of active acne, preventing further breakouts and helping with acne-scarred skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Sublime/Sublative Therapy

Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL) is a non-invasive, non-ablative rejuvenating treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of skin problems.

IPL is a procedure capable of reducing pigmentation, fine lines, facial flushing, broken capillaries, telangiectasia, haemangiomas, freckles and spider veins.

High intensity pulses of light (not lasers) penetrate the skin to aid rejuvenation. A highly advanced computer regulates the light pulse to a specific wavelength range to target the area to be treated.

More than one treatment may be required to give optimum results, this will be discussed with you at your consultation. IPL treatments will be performed only by highly-trained practitioners.

With the Sublime Therapy treatment you can help reverse the signs of ageing and achieve a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime. The combined light energy and bi-polar radio frequency stimulate collagen production so fine wrinkles are reduced, facial contours improved and skin quality is much smoother. You will also see that your face is sculpted and lifted and complexion more even. Sublime is safe and effective for most skin types and is gentle so not requiring any downtime.

Typical treatment protocol is a course of 3 sessions 4 weeks apart but results are seen from the first session so one may be enough for you!

Photodynamic treatment (PDT)

 Photodynamic Therapy is a new advance in skin rejuvenation. It has been used for therapeutic reasons in the management of advanced sun damage and early skin cancer. However, a side effect of this treatment has also shown potential benefits for skin rejuvenation.

PDT is therefore a form of skin rejuvenation with great potential, minimal pain and little downtime. This process uses a medication (a cream) that sensitises the skin to light and then applies a light source to the area to alter the skin’s surface.

PDT includes three steps : Topical medication, an incubation period to allow the medication to take effect and finally light therapy.

PDT is not only used for skin rejuvenation, it also has a proven effect in treating superficial skin cancers and pre cancerous lesions. Several treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.

The length of the PDT session can vary and this will be discussed with you at your consultation. All treatments will be performed by highly-trained practitioners.

Newer therapies incorporating chemical peels and the light therapies used in PDT represents an exciting advance I this arena too (eg. EpiNovaä).

Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email help@skinhealth.org.uk for further information.

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