Have you heard of low-level light therapy?
This alternative healing modality, also known as phototherapy or LED light therapy, is phenomenal for helping soothe acne, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate muscle and joint pain and much more.
Read on to discover more about low-level light therapy and how to start enjoying the many benefits yourself!
What is Low-Level Light Therapy?
Simply put, low-level light therapy (LLLT) is the practice of applying measured and specific wavelengths of light to the skin in order to achieve various therapeutic benefits.
Low-level light therapy is a safe, non-invasive and pain-free way of reenergizing cells that have become stagnant due to illness, natural aging and environmental factors.
Benefits of Low-Level Light Therapy
There's a wide variety of benefits that a person can experience from LLLT. And that's one of the big reasons we love it so much!
LLLT is used today on skin conditions like acne and to smooth wrinkles and reduce hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it's used to relieve minor muscle, joint and nerve pain and promote healing in wounds and bruising.
Low-level light therapy devices have been cleared by the FDA and shown to promote healthy cellular activity, which in turn:
Some of the reasons and conditions people turn to low-level light therapy include:
Light energy passes through the skin without causing damage to penetrate cells at varying depths. LLLT devices are made with LED lights and are considered extremely low risk. There’s no recovery time needed and you can jump right back into your normal day-to-day activities following a session.
How Does Low-Level Light Therapy Work?
When you use a LLLT device, photons, which are the smallest components of light energy, are absorbed by the body through cell membranes and into the mitochondria, which acts as the cell's power plant. The mitochondria create ATP, which drives cellular energy.
Disease, aging and environmental factors all cause cellular energy to slow down, which means basic functioning and healing also take longer. But these photons work to re-regulate and even up-regulate the cell's ability to create ATP.
And that the neat thing about low-level light therapy—there isn't just a re-regulation of ATP creation but an up-regulation. The metabolic and cellular effects are exponential as a result!
Click here to learn more about the science behind low-level light therapy.
What Cells Will Low-Level Light Therapy Affect?
Although LLLT is a non-invasive treatment, it affects cells on various levels. Starting from the skin surface, here are a few examples of cells that can be impacted by low-level light…
With low-level light therapy, it's easy to see how the cellular benefits can quickly multiply! .
About the Celluma Light Therapy Device
At Washington Green Spa, we utilize the Celluma Light Therapy Device to bring our clients the amazing benefits of LLLT.
The Celluma Light Therapy device we use is a form-fitting, scientifically designed device for professional spa settings. It is FDA cleared, a rigorous, time-consuming and expensive process that a manufacturer goes through to demonstrate validity and credibility in their product.
This device has three settings that use various light wavelengths to obtain the desired outcome. You can read more about those here.
FAQs about Celluma Light TherapyHere are a few frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Celluma Light Therapy that you might be questioning yourself. .
Does Celluma Light Therapy hurt?
No. This is a completely pain-free treatment. The Celluma Light Therapy device hovers over your skin but it does not get hot or cause pain.
Does Celluma Light Therapy use UV light?
No. This device uses only blue, red, infrared and near-infrared light waves. You can find out more about blue light myths and facts here.
How long should a Celluma Light Therapy session last?
The recommended session time is 20-30 minutes. And no more than three 30-minute sessions are recommended over a seven day period.
Are there any reasons a person should not receive Celluma Light Therapy?
Celluma Light Therapy should not be used on children under 12 years of age, clients taking medication that causes photosensitivity (as labeled on their medications), clients with a history of epilepsy or seizures, clients with a known metastasis tumor (no research indicating not to—this is strictly a precaution).
Celluma Light Therapy is safe for a pregnant or breastfeeding person. However, it should not be used directly over breast or stomach tissue in this case.
What should I do to prepare for a Celluma Light Therapy session?
The Celluma Light Therapy device should be positioned close to the area being treated. The skin needs to be free of clothing, makeup or anything else that may deflect light from the skin.
Why can’t I wear makeup during a Celluma Light Therapy session?
Often makeup contains minerals that can deflect light, which is why clean, freshly washed skin is recommended for best results.
Can I wear makeup shortly after a Celluma Light Therapy session?
Yes. Following your Celluma Light Therapy session, you may return to all normal activities and routines.
If other questions come to mind, please don’t hesitate to ask us. If we don’t know the answer off the top of our heads, we know who to ask to resolve any pre-treatment concerns.
LLLT Services at Washington Green Spa
There are several ways you can start reaping the benefits of LLLT at Washington Green Spa! Read through the following options for details on which Celluma Light Therapy sessions will best fit your needs.
Celluma Light Therapy Single 30-Minute Session
This option is an excellent choice if you're ready to experience low-level light therapy first-hand! You likely won't see much difference in just one session since results are best achieved with multiple sessions. However, we encourage you to jump in with this single session option. .
Celluma Light Therapy Add-On with Another Service
You could also give Celluma Light Therapy a try at your next massage or skincare service. As you can imagine, pairing the benefits of a massage or facial with LLLT can be very therapeutic. So, enhance your next Green Spa service with a single 30-minute session!
Celluma Light Therapy Series
This is a package option designed to help you achieve the very best results with LLLT while saving you some money, too. With this option, you receive twelve 30-minute Celluma Light Therapy sessions and save $140.
The recommended schedule to achieve optimal results with these twelve sessions is to receive three sessions per week for four weeks. However, spreading these sessions out slightly to meet your scheduling needs is no problem.
Celluma Light Therapy Plus a Facial
This is a 45-minute service that includes a double cleanse, exfoliation, 30-minute Celluma Light Therapy session (during which you will receive a hand and/or foot massage) followed by a serum, moisturizer and eye cream application.
You can even upgrade a light therapy series package to this service. Just pay the difference when you checkout.
We truly hope that you'll find an option here that fits your needs, whether you'd like to test the waters or dive head-first into this alternative therapy!
You’re Going to Love Celluma Light Therapy, Too!
We love the results we are experiencing on ourselves and on our clients with Celluma Light Therapy. And we would absolutely love to help you achieve the same outcomes!
Schedule a Celluma Light Therapy session online or give us a call at 636-283-5105. We hope to see you soon!
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090