As we age, collagen and elastin components of our skin degenerate, setting the stage for the appearance of wrinkles, creases, folds and furrows. According to the National Institute on Aging, the breakdown of these components, accelerated by sun exposure and gravity, result in sagging skin. Additionally, skin is easily damaged by external factors such as sunlight, pollution, harsh soaps and chemicals and by internal causes such as cigarette smoke and diet.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), aging causes skin cells to produce excess amounts of free radicals - unstable oxygen molecules - that, under ideal circumstances, are removed by naturally occurring antioxidants within the skin's cells. In aging skin cells, antioxidants are in short supply. The free radicals generated are left unchecked and cause damage to cell membranes, proteins and DNA. These free radicals eventually break down a protein substance in connective tissue (Collagen) and release chemicals that cause inflammation in the skin. It is a combination of these cellular and molecular events that leads to skin aging and the formation of wrinkles.
As we age, each layer of the skin grows thinner. In addition, the Stratum Corneum becomes rough. Collagen is one of the substances that gives our skin its youthful suppleness and tautness, but it is also especially susceptible to damage from free radicals. Normally, collagen molecules "slide" over one another, which gives its skin its softness and resiliency. But once they've been damaged they become stiff and inflexible and that conditions tends to make the skin look "old."
Studies show that photons from certain LEDs produce bioactive effects (those that interact with living tissues) that can benefit the appearance of sun-damaged, discolored and aging skin. Here are a few results from those studies on skin damage:
Thinning: After about age 40, the dermis and the skin's fat layer begin to thin. The process picks-up-steam after your 50th birthday and the result is sagging and the loss of the plump, youthful softness. The loss of the fat layer also makes the skin more fragile and likely to corrode.
Diminished Immune Response: The skin is home to Langerhan's cells, receptors for the immune system that register the presence of foreign agents and toxins. Without them we are less likely to get a warning signal when we come in contact with irritants.
Sun Damage: Melanocytes begin to burn out when you reach your late 30's and 40's reducing the skin's ability to fight sun damage and often causing uneven pigmentation. (Also check out Abbey St. Clare Skin Care Product for discoloration and sun damage)
Loss of Firmness: In the dermis, cells called fibroblasts constantly replenish our skin's production of collagen and elastin. Fibroblasts lose their ability to function over the years, resulting in the reduction of collagen and elastin. (Also check out Abbey St. Clare Firming Skin Care Products)
Reduced ability to Repair Damage: Our body looses its ability to repair free-radical damage, so changes in the cells become more pronounced, accelerating aging.
Loss of Temperature Control: Sweat glands also slowly lose their ability to function, which makes it harder for our body to regulate itself and register heat and cold.
"All aspects of wrinkling, skin coarseness, pore size, irregular pigmentation showed visible improvement with Photo Rejuvenation." -- Dermatology Times
Happily, our skin has allies in its continuing fight against free-radical damage: DPL Therapy.
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Deep Penetrating Red and Infrared Light Therapy is the most advanced, non-invasive home wrinkle treatment system available to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows, crow's-feet and the visible signs of facial aging.
Using the DPL Therapy system, some people see results in as little as a few days and others take a month or two to notice a change. Various physical conditions, age, skin condition, diet, alcohol consumption, prescription drug usage, smoking, exercise and other factors influence the rate of improvement. The effects of LED light are often subtle at first, since unlike lasers, peels and other ablative treatments, LED light does not damage the skin to force it to regenerate. Your results will improve the longer you use the light; so though you should see improvement in 60 days, you should see a much more significant change after you've been using it for 6 months or a year.
The DPL Therapy System uses a form of energy called photon to stimulate deep into the skin. The system has been designed and engineered to produce 4 joules per cm 2. The DPL Therapy System has a combination of 154 880nm infrared LEDs and 20 660 nm Red LEDs -- just as NASA has specified.
All biological systems have a unique absorption spectrum, this uniqueness determines which wavelengths of light will be absorbed to produce a given therapeutic effect. The visible red and infrared portions of the spectrum have been shown to be highly absorbent and produce unique restorative effects on living tissues.
Red light stimulates and activates skin cells and promotes blood circulation. Visible red light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm (.315" to .3937"), and is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections. Invisible red light (infrared) is the longest wave length, and penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm (1.181" to 1.575"), which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscles, etc. Infrared light is absorbed by the skin and used as a source of energy to stimulate fibroblast cell activity in the skin, which increases the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for your skin's tone and elasticity. Most infrared LED lights produce both red and infrared wavelengths, and are effective for rejuvenating aging skin as well as treating blemishes and wounds.
It is thought that light photons are absorbed by the skin and underlying tissue, which triggers biological changes within the body in a process known as photobiomodulation. Although the exact mechanism of action is still undergoing study, what is known is that monochromatic light increases oxygen and blood flow, facilitating wound healing.
Increase Vascularity (circulation). Circulation is increased by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away.
Stimulate the Production of Collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
Stimulate the Release of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell. It is the body's fuel.
Increase Lymphatic System Activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system, and the second is comprised of the proteins, which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.
Increase RNA and DNA Synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.
Reduce the Excitability of Tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being treated.
Stimulate Fibroblastic Activity. Fibroblasts aid in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.
Increase Phagocytes. Phagocyte cells scavenge for and ingest dead or degenerated cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.
Induce a Thermal Like Effect in the Tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves.
"After two months of using the DPL Therapy device, I am amazed at the improvement in my skin (and so are friends who are commenting on my skin). The corners of my mouth now curve up instead of down, the cheek folds near my mouth are melting away, my skin has more elasticity and firmness, my pores are much smaller, the sun spots are fading away, my lips are fuller and the uneven pigment is evening out. I've also used the DPL device on my neck and the dry patch that has been there for years is gone, and the sun spots on my hands are almost invisible after roughly eight treatments. I've also used it a time or two for pain relief. I love this device and look forward to being able to defy aging, especially as my 60th birthday approaches in a few months." -- Carol James, Founder of InspiredLiving.com
At less than $1 a day for the first year. the DPL Deep Penetrating Light Therapy System (infrared LED light) is an incredible value compared to similar treatments in spas, salons and doctors' offices. It is unbelievably inexpensive compared to Botox, chemical peels, laser procedures, micro-dermabrasion and plastic surgery. And, unlike the invasive procedures listed above, infrared LED light treatments are a natural anti-aging solution that is HEALTHY for you and your skin!.
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|DPL Therapy System Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of PAIN! |
The DPL Therapy System, the home-use leader in skin rejuvenation, was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the relaxation of muscles and relief of muscle spasms, temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness; temporary relief of minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis; and to temporarily increase local blood circulation.
Just because there are high priced actors in the commercial for other systems doesn't mean they are better! The primary goal of the product should be to maximize the light energy into the skin. Here are a few tips to consider before purchasing any Infrared light therapy system:
Should I Buy an LED Product with Blinking Lights?
Many products have blinking LED's, yet there is no evidence that the blinking lights cause any benefits. Blinking is frequently used to cool LED's by creating an on/off cycle that, in turn, controls the temperature of the LED. Excessive heat degrades the performance of the LED and decreases it's life span. So while blinking lights may look pretty or make you think something is being accomplished, however, in actuality, blinking reduces the light energy. The DPL Wrinkle Treatment System has been engineered to provide maximum light energy during usage.
I've Seen a Light Therapy Product For Under $100. Is There Really a Difference in the Products?
Yes, there can be a huge difference among light therapy products. Some smaller, less expensive devices use heat generators similar to a heating pad to simulate power. This reduces the cost of the system and its effectiveness. These products will not achieve the same results as the DPL Therapy Wrinkle Treatment System.
The DPL panels are all about the LED's. The power and heat felt when using the product is 100% created by the Infrared and Red Lights maximizing the light irradiance building an affordable at-home solution.
Does the Number of LED's Matter?
Absolutely. There are 154 Infrared LED's and 20 Red LED's on the DPL Therapy Wrinkle Treatment System. That's more than any other home treatment unit available, which allows you to treat a much larger surface area.
Does the Color of the LED's Matter?
In designing the DPL Therapy Wrinkle Treatment System, the NASA specifications, using Infrared and Red LED's, was targeted since there was good science and studies backing the information. The results with these specifications have been so tremendous that Blue or Yellow LED's have not been pursued.
I'm Still Not Sure How To Tell If the DPL System Is Better Than Other Products?
The DPL Therapy Wrinkle Treatment System is the only one that is designed to be used for both wrinkle reduction and approved by the FDA for minor pain relief. If you are still unsure, review the power specifications of each product and make sure they conform to the NASA published specifications of 4 Joules/CM2 and cover the largest area in the smallest amount of time.
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