Light is a recent addition to skin therapy. The benefits of Light Therapy have been widely recognised in modern medicine, with treatments for skin cancer, psoriasis and even jaundice in young babies.
Light therapy is recognised by many of the centres of excellence throughout the world as an important treatment for both oncological and non-oncological conditions including Melanoma skin cancer and acne. Caci offer two types of light therapy for different skin conditions:
- Acnelux Blue Light Therapy for the treatment of acne
- Revivalux Red Light Therapy for rejuvenating the skin.
Acnelux Blue Light Therapy
The Acnelux treatment is based on Light Therapy. The treatment does not require a person to take any form of oral medication or topical lotions or creams and Caci can offer you the right skin care/home care products to effectively target your acne concern.
The Acnelux delivers a pure, narrow band of light via a high-density matrix of diodes, carefully positioned to deliver a uniform beam of light. This ensures the correct light dose is delivered to the tissue at the right wavelength. This combination ensures the target cells or light reactive substances receive the correct activating dose.
The "usual treatment" is no longer the best treatment for a lot of acne sufferers Acne is one of the world's most common skin conditions, affecting over 85% of adolescents by the age of 24 and up to 50% of adults over 25 years of age. 20% of those affected by Acne develop severe scars, as a result of inflamed or pustule follicles, which may permanently change their whole lives.
What does a course of Acnelux involve?
Clients will visit Caci twice a week for a duration of approximately four weeks. During each appointment, the client lies down and is bathed in this special light for 20 minutes. There is no sensation.
- Short treatment regimen with impressive results
- Eliminates use of internal or topical drugs, which have possible side effects
Improvements continue to be seen when the light treatments have ended:
- 28% of patients saw optimum clearance four weeks after the final light treatment
- 55% saw their best results 8 weeks after the final light treatment
- 17% reached their optimum result 12 weeks after the final light treatment.
Revivalux Red Light Therapy
The Revivalux emits totally pure, visible red light to stimulate the deeper skin tissue, leading to improved skin tone and elasticity. Revivalux works with the body's own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing. Clients in trials have reported an overall lifting and hydrating effect, an improvement in skin tone and texture, an evening-out of pigmentation and, in some cases, a smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles.
As our skin ages, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases, with the skin becoming drier, thinner and less flexible. As the body's natural regenerative properties decrease, the skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture. Harmful UVA and UVB rays in sunlight further compound these effects. UV rays damage the skin by producing enzymes that break down the skin's supportive structure and so prevent the creation of new collagen.
Revivalux is neither a laser nor an IPL treatment - it is non-invasive. It is a red light emitting diode (LED).
What can I expect at a treatment?
The first treatment takes 45 minutes, allowing for the initial consultation. Ongoing treatments are typically 30 minute appointments, which includes 20 minutes of light therapy.
You will have to remove any make-up or sunblock before the treatment and you will be asked to wear safety goggles. The light will then be positioned close to your face and the treatment will last 20 minutes. Some individuals may experience skin peeling. This is a normal part of the rejuvenation process.
You will feel a pleasant, warm feeling during your session under the light beam, as thousands of light emitting diodes surround your face with pure red light. It is much like lying on the beach in the sun for 20 minutes without the harmful UVA, UVB or infrared radiation.
What type of commitment is required?
A typical course of Revivalux is usually nine treatments - three times weekly for three weeks. Once you have completed your course of treatments, maintenance once per month is recommended to help prolong the results.
There is no recovery time following a Revivalux treatment.
What benefits can I expect?
Many clients experience an improvement by the 3rd treatment. Skin will appear plumper, brighter, fresher and with a more even skin tone. The light stimulates natural processes that go on after the treatment has stopped.