has long been known to have health benefits. Revitalight® is a
state-of-the-art instrument that uses LED pulse light to stimulate and
regenerate skin cells and promote healing using specific light frequencies.
Lasers are well know for
their ability to produce specific single light frequencies. But Lasers’
harmful side effects are also well known. Their high power-density and
focused energy generate heat that damages sensitive skin tissue — it's the
primary mechanism of the laser which evokes a healing response in the skin.
There is significant recovery time, and sometimes there is scarring
associated with the procedure. Laser equipment is also expensive and bulky,
and therefore, so are laser procedures.
Light Emitting Diodes, are unique in their ability to produce the same
specific light frequencies as lasers without damaging tissue. LEDs produce a
diffuse and uniform light that penetrates more deeply than laser light, and
is easily applied uniformly over the area of treatment. The inherent safety
in the design of the Revitalight means that treatments are without pain or
discomfort, there is no recovery period or “downtime,” and often the results
are immediate. There are many benefits: fine lines, enlarged pores and
broken capillaries are reduced; skin is smoother; pigmentation is more even,
and skin is thicker and firmer.
History of Light Therapy
Light therapy dates back to the Greeks, when it was known that exposure to
light, or heliotherapy, could be beneficial to health. Today, we know
that one benefit of light exposure is the skin’s production of vitamin D,
one of the healing vitamins that is essential to good health. The Greeks may
have been observing this effect, though they didn’t know about vitamins.
Neither did they know that exposure to some of the sun’s wavelengths, like
UV, can be very harmful.
In 1903, a Nobel Prize was awarded to Dr. Niels Finsen, a Danish Physician
who demonstrated the beneficial effects of various wavelengths in the
treatment of tuberculosis. This same technology has proven to be effective
in the fields of dermatology, neurology and physiotherapy.
Forty years of
independent research have shown that Light Therapy
has powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue. In the 1960’s in Europe
it was noted that certain single wavelengths had excellent therapeutic
tissues through a process called
photo-stimulation. One example is the practice of “light-treating” babies
for jaundice, a common condition of newborns.
More recently, cancer
researchers have noted that a single red frequency combined with a topical
cream kills certain types of skin cancer cells. Researchers also noted
that it stimulated skin tissue to regenerate and improve the appearance of
the skin. Circulation is increased and fibroblastic activity, collagen
production and healing are promoted. This effect has produced very positive
results in the treatment of rosacea, anti-aging and sun damage.
In space, the weightless
environment slows cellular growth, in part because it depends on gravity.
NASA research examined the use of light to penetrate deep into tissues and
found it stimulated cell growth and promoted healing in zero-G environments.
Revitalight Treatments are gentle, painless, safe and effective.
Today, LED Light Therapy
is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that is gentle, painless, safe and
effective. Treatments are non-invasive and non-abrasive, yet the red
light penetrates deeply into skin tissue. It stimulates gradual healing by
increasing blood circulation and lymphatic activity. Blue LED Light
Therapy has proven very effective against more difficult acne cases, and
instances where an ongoing acne treatment appears to have stalled. In
clinical studies, blue light has been shown to generate singlet oxygen which
attacks the bacteria that causes acne. More than 86 percent of study
participants experienced a 74% acne reduction! One factor that
inspired us to add the Revitalight System to EBAC’s treatment repertoire was
a testimonial by Mark Lees, Ph.D., a well-respected skin care professional.
In evaluating the Revitalight, we spoke personally with Dr. Lees, and he
said he repeatedly saw a significant improvement in his clients within the
first week of their Revitalight treatment.
LED Pulse Light Therapy — For the
treatment of Rosacea,
Anti-aging, Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage
|The recommended frequency of red LED
light treatments is one 30 minute treatment every 7 to 10 days for 6
weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 30-60 days.
LED Pulse Light Therapy
For the treatment of Acne
treatment consists of three 20-minute treatments per week for two
weeks. Then the treatments are cut back to two per week for 4
more weeks; Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4 to 6 weeks,
depending on client’s UV exposure and lifestyle.
Note that chemical peels
and microdermabrasion may be applied before or after LED Light Therapy to
complement the treatments. Exfoliation and Revitalight treatment are an
excellent combination and can accelerate the desired result.
As with any skin care
procedure, clients need to be aware that there are no quick fixes or
“miracle cures” with the Revitalight. The Revitalight is not a “face lift.”
Noticeable results are often seen after the first treatment, the long-term
effectiveness of this or any skin care treatment is only as good as the
client’s adherence to a consistent home care program and lifestyle that are
in keeping with the desired results.
LED Light Therapy is Not
Therapy is not for you if you suffer from one of the
— studies have not sufficiently assessed the risk to pregnant
women and their babies, therefore it is not recommended;
- Epilepsy —
certain light frequencies can trigger an epileptic seizure;
condition — if you suffer from a thyroid condition or are on
- If you are
photo-allergic, or are taking any medication that causes light
sensitivity, such as Tetracycline.
|"I want you to know how pleased we are with our
new Revitalight! Even though we have only had the equipment a short
time, we are already seeing results!
Mark Lees, Ph.D, M.S.,
"We absolutely love our Revitalight machine.
We have some very happy clients."
Marti Settle, Premiere Laser
Center, Denton, TX
“I can’t believe the results, I’m taking before
and after pictures and the difference is amazing. I was hesitant at
first, but now I am a believer.”
Jeanne of Beauty to Go,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
“Some results were just miraculous.”
Veronica, Long Island,
NY of Dr. K. Mark and Kevin Maple Salon
“As a recent purchaser of Revitalight, I am proud
to add it to my cosmetic repertoire.”
Dr. Kenneth Mark, East