San Pedro Healing Arts Medical Clinic, Inc

What is Bio-light therapy?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology is a safe and effective type light therapy, also known as photo biomodulation (PBM). It involves the application of light energy within specific wavelengths of light to obtain therapeutic cellular benefits. 

Specific wavelengths of light within the red, blue, and near infrared spectrum promote a natural photo biochemical reaction in cells like the process of plant photosynthesis. This serves to improve mitochondrial function, the powerhouse of cells, to increase ATP (cellular energy) production in the body. 

How long does a session last?

The light treatment is 30 minutes total. If the treatment involves the addition of cosmetic acupuncture, the total time will vary between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on which type of session is booked. During acupuncture treatment with light therapy, the device will be on while the needles are in.

How long do results last?

Clinical literature shows that a low-power, low-level light therapy treatment time between 20 – 30 min provides an efficient dose. There is up to 48 hours of up-regulated cellular activity after a session. After the series of treatments are complete, you may continue to get the benefits for 3 – 6 months if you are doing light therapy only, and up to 2 years if you are combining it with acupuncture. To learn more about facial rejuvenation acupuncture please explore [Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture].

To extend the results it is recommended to come in for a supportive session every 2 - 4 weeks to maintain skin integrity and internal harmony. Keep in mind that results are most effective when combined with acupuncture to strengthen and balance inner root causes while simultaneously using external points to regulate collagen and elastin production.

Can a treatment be shorter or longer?

Some light therapy sources claim they have more power and therefore shorter sessions are adequate. This is not supported in clinical literature; with a shorter treatment time and more power the effects can be potentially toxic. A therapeutic treatment is not about how much power a devise emits but how much energy is available for the body to absorb and the level of penetration into tissue. 

How should I prepare for a session?

Skin should be free of clothing, makeup, or anything else that may deflect light away from the skin. Many makeup and skin products contain minerals and oils that may deflect light. Clean, freshly washed skin is recommended for best results. You may put on makeup afterward and resume all normal activities immediately following use. 

Photo Light Therapy Skin Benefits:
•    Painless and relaxing, with no recovery time
•    Can be done on all skin types, regardless of ethnicity
•    Rejuvenating; produces collagen, elastin and ATP(cellular energy)
•    Hydrates and revitalizes skin
•    Improves circulation
•    Diminishes the signs of aging
•    Improves the color and texture of the skin
•    Calms and soothes skin irritations and inflammation
•    Purifies; destroys acne-causing bacteria
•    Safe and has no risk of burning the tissue
•    Accelerate healing by reducing erythema, edema, and bruising
•    Encourages smoother, softer skin
•    Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
•    Visibly firms, tones and contours
•    Improves sun damaged skin and reduces pore size.