How Fine-Light Works
Your Skin is made up of 3 layers: the Epidermis, the Dermis and the Subcutaneous.
The Epidermis is the outer layer made up of non-living cells that form your body's protective cover. These cells are constantly being shed and replaced by new ones. The new cells are made in the lower part of the Epidermis. These are called Keratinocytes which produce the tough, fibrous protein called Keratin The next layer is the Dermis. It is thicker and contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
There are two main proteins in the Dermis or second layer of skin:
- Collagen, approximately 3/4 of the Dermis is made up of this protein which is responsible for the strength and plumpness of the skin.
- Elastin, which is responsible mainly for the elasticity of the skin.
Photo Rejuvenation produced by LEDs translates the process of plant photosynthesis into the workings of human skin cells; stimulating the body's own cells to build new proteins the same way plants use Chlorophyll to convert sunlight into cellular building blocks.
Your skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and use it as a source of energy to stimulate cellular regeneration. The light rays that are emitted from the Fine-Light are beneficial for your skin, as they contain no UV rays. The problem with getting these same light rays from the sun is that you also get the harmful UV rays. These harmful rays can do more damage to your skin than good. With LED Light Therapy, when the correct wavelengths of light are closely and intensely flowed into the body, some pretty startling things start to occur:
Collagen and Elastin are produced in cells called Fibroblasts. Inside these cells is a smaller cellular structure called Mitochondrias.
Mitochondrias are responsible for converting nutrients into an energy carrier known scientifically as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This (ATP) fuels the cell's activities; it basically gives the cells the needed energy to do their job. This is the reason that Mitochondrias are frequently referred to as the powerhouse of the cell.
The LEDs sends light rays into the Fibroblast cells, which in turn excite the Mitochondrias into producing in some cases up to 10 times more ATP, but usually 2 to 4 times. This fuels the cell's activities, which causes more of the needed Collagen and Elastin to be produced, as well as other needed materials for the skin.
The Collagen plumps up the skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles while the Elastin helps to firm skin that has began to sag. This whole Photo Rejuvenating process results in skin that appears more youthful, smoother, healthier and more radiant!