How Does it Work?
Light, which is a form of energy, is applied to tissue (the skin). This energy is absorbed by mitochondria (the energy centers of the cell) and cell membranes. The energy is then used for a variety of cellular processes, such as synthesizing DNA, RNA, proteins (including collagen and elastin), enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components. This means improved cellular performance and cellular repair. In terms of the skin, it means helping speed up the process of repairing damaged collagen and creating new collagen, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Research has shown that low level light therapy can:
- Increase Circulation
- Accelerate Tissue Repair
- Kill Acne Bacteria
- Decrease Inflammation
- Improve Skin Tone And Texture
Is the light from Pure Luma the same as the light from the sun (UVA/UVB rays)?
No. Pure Luma emits light in the “visible” range, whereas UVA and UVB rays are in the “ultraviolet” range. These are two separate categories of light, with very different impacts on the skin. It’s well established that UVA and UVB rays from the sun cause skin damage and speed skin aging through collagen breakdown. UVA and UVB rays also have the potential to cause skin discoloration and skin cancer. This is why most people ask this question! However, the Pure Luma light uses specific wavelengths in the “visible” light spectrum at 640 nm and 465 nm. Light rays at these specific wavelengths have a totally different function in the skin than UVA/UVB light. Light at 640 nm helps speed cellular healing and increases production of collagen and elastin. And light at 465 nm kills the bacteria that cause acne on the surface of the skin.
How Does the Pure Luma Work to Heal Acne?
For acne, the Pure Luma uses blue light at the wavelength 465 nm. This is different from the blue light that comes from your computer screen, by the way. This wavelength of light specifically kills P. acnes bacteria in the superficial levels of the skin, allowing the skin to heal from acne. The Pure Luma works to speed the process of clearing up acne and to prevent flare ups. The Pure Luma blue light setting kills P. acnes bacteria on the surface of the skin.
How should I prepare my skin before using Pure Luma?
Please arrive at the office with clean skin, aka, no makeup. Mascara is fine. It’s important that the skin is clean and free of anything else that may deflect light away from the skin. For maximum benefit, skin should also be dry.
Why do I need to remove my makeup before using Pure Luma?
Many makeup formulas contain minerals that may deflect light. For best results, it’s important to have clean, dry skin before using the Pure Luma, so that as much light can be absorbed as possible.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use Pure Luma?
Pure Luma should not be used on:
- Children under 12
- Those with epilepsy or a history of seizures
- Those taking cortisone injections or other steroid injections
- Those using photosensitive drugs
- Over the breast or stomach of a breast-feeding or pregnant person
Ready to Get Started with Pure Luma Light Therapy?
In this 30-minute consult, we’ll discuss your skincare goals, answer your questions about Pure Luma, and what to expect from treatments
Sign Up for a Series of 10-12 Treatments
We recommend multiple treatments for most effectiveness. Each treatment is customized to your body’s specific needs and your skincare goals
Start Seeing Results
The goal of Light Therapy is to improve skin health. Pure Luma helps speed up that process and your results. Get glowing, healthy skin, plus softened fine lines and wrinkles, naturally!