Marks left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed
LED Light Therapy Treatments
LIGHTWAVE proprietary LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) uses powerful Infrared and red light to stimulate the reduction of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of normal tissue. Clients usually notice softening of scar tissue. They also notice flattening and widening of the scar. This is a normal sequence in scar reduction. With several more sessions the flat, wide scar will become thinner and remain flat. Some scars may appear to be resistant to this program (hypertrophic and/or keloid). If this is the case, a customized LIGHTWAVE treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.
Red Light Therapy
Red light (wavelength 625nm-660nm) penetrates human tissue superficially, with approximately 80% of the energy being absorbed in the first 2cm. Red light energy has a significant effect on mitochondrial stimulation, which increases the production of ATP and in turn boosts fibroblast activity. This leads to an increase in cellular turnover, superficial circulation, and an anti-inflammatory emission.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared (IR) light (wavelength 800nm - 900nm) energy penetrates tissue at a greater depth than the blue and red light. Approximately 50% penetrates to 8cm and decreases to less than 1% at 20cm (NASA study). Infrared energy is known to heat tissue and its effects are well documented for therapeutic pain management. For cosmetic applications, IR stimulates the NaK+ pump which increases cell membrane permeability; facilitating equilibrium of cellular pH, while increasing nutritional absorption and elimination of waste byproducts.
TLi (Topical Light Infusion) Treatments
Scar/Post Ablative: (2 Step Topical)
This treatment is intended to boost skin remodeling using a potent vitamin C serum and GHK copper peptide cream. This serum and cream based combination will help soften, smooth, fade and reduce the appearance of scars including burn scars, surgery scars, acne scars and plastic surgery scars. Please note this setting is usually most effective with new scar.