As we age, so does our skin. There are two types of aging that our skin undergoes: ‘intrinsic’ and ‘extrinsic’. Intrinsic aging is a process that takes place as we get older, regardless of outside influences. For example, as we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin (at a rate of 1 percent less each year after the age of 20). This causes the skin to become thinner and more fragile, ultimately resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Extrinsic aging comes in the form of environmental and sun damage. Things like smoking, sun exposure, pollution, and the like all play a much bigger role in how our skin ages than does intrinsic aging. Today, there are certain types of treatments designed to reverse the effects of extrinsic aging. One of these is known as ‘lumi lift’.
What is the ‘lumi lift’?
The lumi lift is a treatment that is designed to treat the skin from the inside out! It is a type of photo-rejuvenation procedure that uses micronized currents, polarized currents, and light energy to rejuvenate the skin in a natural and effective way.
How does lumi lift work?
There are three different layers of our skin: The epidermis (the outermost layer), the dermis (connective tissues, hair follicles, and sweat glands), and the subcutaneous tissue (the deepest layer). The lumi lift procedure works to target deep down into all three layers of the skin. During treatment, electrodes are used to pulsate light and stimulate photo-receptors deep in the skin. In turn, this triggers a cellular response and instructs the fibroblast cells to boost the production of collagen. At the same time, micronized currents are emitted that help to build and rejuvenate muscles. The result of the combined actions is toning and lifting of the face, combined with improved skin texture and diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lumi facials work on four different wavelengths or colours of LED lights – blue, green, yellow, and red. When applied with the right intensity and duration, each of these colours have a unique impact on the skin:
- Blue light holds purifying and antibacterial properties that are great for targeting acne prone skin
Green light penetrates the basal layers of the skin and reduces pigmentation.
- Yellow light is known for its detoxifying properties. It improves blood circulation, reduces redness, and soothes the skin.
- Red light triggers the body’s natural repair response ,and stimulates cell growth, thereby aiding in collagen production.
Is the lumi lift painful?
The lumi lift treatment is considered to be very comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that many people simply fall asleep during treatment.
How long is a treatment and how many do I need?
lumi lift treatments generally take about half an hour, but when combined with a facial mask application can take upwards of an hour. The number of treatments required will depend on a number of factors such as age and skin condition, but optimal results can usually be seen within 6-10 treatment sessions.
What results can I expect?
These are claims which are made. The improvement seen with lumi lift procedures can be quite dramatic and most clients see improvement in their skin immediately following treatment. With a series of treatments you can expect to see more youthful-looking skin, increased skin elasticity, firmer skin, reduced pores and blemishes, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is said that effects can continue to be seen for up to three months after one treatment. Best results are seen when used in combination with a good home facial care routine.