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Light Therapy & Vitiligo

Person with vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disease best known for causing the loss of pigment melanin in patches on the body. Melanin is charged with providing our skin with its color. Vitiligo will as a consequence be more noticeable on individuals with darker skin, leaving lighter-to-white patches in common places such as the face or hands.

While vitiligo has been extensively studied in scientific settings for years, there are still few tried-and-true methods for treating the issue. Some scientific studies conflate Vitiligo with our body’s immune system, though studies are still being undertaken to this date.  Our current understanding of Vitiligo revolves around white blood cells attacking melanin by mistake.

While vitiligo is a largely superficial condition, the impact that it can have on our self-esteem and confidence can be damning. As a result, individuals with vitiligo are increasingly turning to Light Therapy solutions to address their condition.

Addressing Vitiligo Through Light Therapy

Also known as phototherapy, light therapy is an older form of skincare technology engineered to address topical skin conditions. Light therapy is a massive umbrella that encompasses many forms of treatment, including directed ultraviolet light at the problematic areas on our skin. Due to the intrinsic nature of working with ultraviolet light, it is important to hire a professional to manage the treatment for you.

Our understanding of Vitiligo revolves around the lack of pigmentation found in the skin. These white patches can manifest all over the body, with mild cases typically manifesting on the face and hands. With that being said, generalized and universal vitiligo can impact every surface of the skin.

Lightwave Therapy: Treatment That Works

Targeted treatment applications have been developed time and again for the purpose of bettering the symptoms of Vitiligo. While there are many potential remedies on the market, few promise to address vitiligo as completely as Light Therapy.

Light therapy operates by targeting the skin with ultraviolet light. When our skin reacts to the UV light, we produce melanin as a form of defense. The goal of Lightwave Therapy treatment is to instigate the body’s natural production of melanin through targeted application under the guidance of a professional technician.

Here are a few benefits to utilizing Lightwave Therapy:

  • Gentle and Natural Procedure
  • Incorporates Red & Infrared Light to Stimulate at Cellular Level
  • Non-Invasive Treatment With Minimal Risks
  • Considered Pleasant and Relaxing by Patients

LED light therapy first rose to the forefront of our consciousness in 1903 under the auspices of Niels Finsen, recipient of the Nobel Prize of Medicine for that year.  Heavy research would commence up until 1960 when a breakthrough would lead to LED Therapy being used throughout Eastern Europe.

When booking a Lightwave Therapy session, understand that sessions may vary based upon specific skincare needs. Individual LIGHTWAVE THERAPY treatment sessions last half of an hour with marginal time set aside for pre and post-care.

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