Sunburn, what to do? Treat by photomodulation with LED lamp!

The skin is more than an envelope, it is an organ in its own right and an interface with our external world. Extremely sensitive and responsible for the sense of touch, the skin must be protected from various external aggressions, especially against sunburn in summer.

If you are looking for an effective solution to protect your skin from sunburn, this article is for you!

I invite you through this article to discover one of the most revolutionary technologies in natural skin care, photomodulation!

What is LED photomodulation?

Also called LED phototherapy or photobiomodulation, LED photomodulation is one of the most developed technologies in recent years to treat the skin (hydration, toning, repair of areas damaged by the sun…)

Photomodulation technology is used to rule and stimulate skin cells. Photomodulation, based on the interaction between LED light and skin cells, is the result of several years of scientific studies and research in the field of energy and dermatology.

The different colors of LEDs in photomodulation:

Red: +/- 630 nm,
Orange: +/- 600 nm,
Yellow: +/- 580 nm,
Green: +/- 530 nm,
Turquoise: +/- 500 nm,
Blue: +/- 470 nm,
Purple: +/- 400 nm,

Why choose LED photomodulation?

Photomodulation is based on the energetic interaction between skin cells and the LED light source. Photomodulating LEDs are the source of an intracellular photobiochemical reaction aimed at stimulating cellular machinery by improving collagen production. This interaction can be compared to the interaction of plants with light sources to produce their own chlorophyll, essential for their development!

Photomodulation is an innovative technology based on simple principles of the science of living things, molecular interactions and electromagnetism. Photomodulation transforms light into biophysical energy and thus generates positive physiological responses. The effectiveness of LED therapeutic photomodulation application depends mainly on the type and wavelength chosen and the skin’s ability to absorb light waves through the cells.

Sunburn and photomodulation by LED lamp

What is a sunburn?

Sunburn (solar erythema) can be caught following direct exposure to the sun for a long time. It is a red and painful burn caused by UV rays. The severity of sunburn depends mainly on the type of skin and the length of exposure to the sun. A sunburn can also make the skin dry, colourless and cause the appearance of plaques.

Sunburn is the main cause of the destruction of the skin’s surface layer. This area must be well protected and cared for in the event of burns. Photomodulation is one of the most effective solutions to reduce sunburn.

Photomodulation to relieve sunburn, red led photomodulation

Photomodulation, a technology developed based on light emitted by diodes, is a gentle care technique (LED light is called cold light). It is an effective, non-invasive and non-aggressive treatment against sunburn.

This skin care technique complements dermatological treatments (sunburn creams and UV masks) and ensures the healing of the skin following a burn caused by a sunburn. Photomodulation is a relaxing treatment, it helps to reduce the pain of burning and inflammation.

The red LED is used in photomodulation to reduce inflammation and burning of the skin caused by sunburn. This treatment stimulates collagen production and improves cell metabolism, which improves healing and regeneration of the affected areas.

Photomodulation contributes to the quality of the complexion, skin tone and repairs discoloured or pigmented areas of your skin.

Photomodulation and summer lucitis: lucite treatment

Lucite (from Latin lux: light) is a set of eruptions triggered by solar rays, it is a solar allergy causing small red spots and itching. Photomodulation is quite effective against lucites.

The red light of 660nm in photomodulation easily penetrates the skin, stimulates the mitochondria (responsible for the functioning of cellular machinery) and triggers a cellular self-repair reaction. This red LED mode is widely used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that is quite effective against allergies to sunburn.

In a study by Drs. Barolet and Boucher, 30 healthy subjects and two patients with polymorphic Lucite were tested with 5, 6 or 10 sessions of LED at 660 nm before UV exposure. A decrease of more than 50% in erythema was observed in 85% of patients, including those with polymorphic lucitis.

Photomodulation against lucites can be performed in the office, the patient consumes a photosensitizing medication, then is exposed to the red LED source in low doses to treat his skin affected areas and improve his resistance against UV rays.

How does the photomodulation session by LED lamp work?

The photomodulation sessions against sunburn and lucites are short and painless. The treatment has no side effects and the number of sessions depends mainly on the condition of your skin and the opinion of your doctor.