For as long as we can remember, humans have pursued ways of minimizing the effects of aging. We do this because we all want to get the most joy and fulfillment from our finite time on earth. We want more quality time with our spouse and children, more belly laughs with our friends, more time to travel, and more time to leave our mark on the world.
So how can we safely and effectively reduce and even reverse the effects of aging that slow us down?
First, Let’s Talk About Collagen
The best way to know how to fix something is to understand why it's broken. When it comes to aging, a significant factor that leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and joint pain is due to inadequate collagen levels. Collagen is the main structural protein found in your skin and other connective tissue. Collagen literally holds our bodies together. An easy way to remember what collagen does is to look at the Greek prefix ‘kolla’ which means glue.
Healthy collagen levels are what give us a glowing complexion, firm skin, strong nails, dense bones, and healthy hair. It is also essential in keeping muscles, joints, and tendons in healthy working order. Simply put, the more our bodies produce collagen, the better we’ll look and feel as we get older.
Signs of Aging
Fibroblasts cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the two most common proteins in connective tissue. However, as we age, our fibroblasts become compromised resulting in lower levels of these proteins. We might start noticing increased elasticity in our skin, wrinkles, and our joints don’t move as freely as they used to. This is because lower levels of collagen lead to breakdowns in cartilage which can cause inflammation, soreness, stiffness, arthritis, and prolonged recovery time after physical activity. Other common signs of aging can include:
- Skin deterioration
- Chronic joint and muscle pain
If you’re experiencing one or more of these signs, then it could be an indicator your collagen levels are deficient.
Anti-Aging Treatment with Low-Level-Light Therapy (LLLT)
Now that we've established a base understanding of why collagen is essential as we age, let's look at the most groundbreaking and natural way to effectively generate more collagen in your body using low-level-light therapy (LLLT).
LLLT with Celluma uses specific wavelengths of light energy to enhance your body's natural ability to generate collagen by activating the fibroblast cells responsible for producing collagen.
No prescriptions. No medications. No injections. No surgery. No nurses. Just safe, natural light.
The Celluma Difference
Uniform delivery of the light energy is crucial to successful energy absorption by the cells. For this reason, we designed each of our Celluma products to conform closely to the area of the body being treated resulting in the unmatched ability to deliver the optimal amount of restorative light energy in each session. Celluma products stand in stark contrast to the traditional light-therapy devices which are rigid and cannot contour to the body, dramatically reduces their effectiveness.
Products such as our Celluma Pro can be formed into a C-shape to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines while you lie comfortably on your back. Or, you can shape it to wrap around any body part including hands, feet, or joints to treat arthritis.
Here’s How Celluma Works to Boost Collagen Production
Let’s quickly run through two biology basics: the Krebs Cycle and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).
- The Krebs cycle is what generates cellular energy inside your body. Light activation boosts the body’s natural Krebs Cycle which in turn assists in creating more ATP.
- ATP is the energy currency of all the cells in your body. When your body has sufficient ATP levels, then it has more energy to spend on restorative processes such as collagen elastin production – these are the things your body uses to heal itself.
In summary: Light Therapy = Enhanced Krebs (energy) Cycle = Greater ATP Availability = More Collagen
When all of those good metabolic events are happening, then it results in greater outcomes beyond just collagen production. We see a cascade of benefits such as:
- Cell generation to replace old cells (mitosis)
- Reduction and prevention of cell death (apoptosis)
- Neurogenesis (new neurons)
- Development of new capillaries (angiogenesis)
- Increased blood flow
- Enhanced Nitric Oxide production
With all those great things working together, your body is optimized to heal itself. Patients who use Celluma LLLT products begin seeing:
- Skin rejuvenation and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Accelerated healing of chronic wounds. *
- General pain reduction including muscle, joint and arthritic pains.
All of these great benefits can be achieved at home and at your leisure. Most people can even use Celluma devices while taking a nap or watching television.
What Does It Feel Like to Use Celluma?
Using Celluma light therapy devices are relaxing. Simply adjust yourself into a restful position and wrap the treatment area with your Celluma. A single session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Most patients experience immediate results and leave their skin feeling like it’s glowing.
Not a bad way to reverse the effects of aging, right?
Celluma’s low-level-light therapy is designed to truly change the way people rejunevate and recover. We no longer need to rely on costly medications, risky injections, or invasive surgery now that we have the technology to give our bodies the boost to heal naturally.
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You can also reach out to speak with one of our Clinical Specialists here or by phone (714) 978-0080.