Having the most advanced and complete line of treatments, from facials, acne peels, products, light therapy and our advanced technology acne machine recommend for ALL skin types (Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian, Latin, African) the ACNE PHOTOTHERAPY. We will customize an Abby Acne Program especially suited for your needs and lifestyle so you can get a clear and flawless skin in just 6-12 weeks.
What is an Acne Phototherapy Machine?
This is an effective anti-bacterial treatment with the combination of acne machine which is applied to eliminate acne breakouts and dead cells, inflammation and pigmentation. Minimizes pores which capture the beauty and health of your skin.
When treating acne, time is of the essence. Phototherapy works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days. In addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and decreases overall treatment time. Patients often look and feel better within 2 weeks of starting treatment. In clinical trial has demonstrated up to 90% clearance of acne lesions after a 4 week treatment course with bi-weekly treatments.
Propionibacterium acnes synthesize and store a large amount of porphyrins. Once the porphyrin is exposed to visible light it becomes chemically active and transfers to an excited state, resulting in the formation of singlet oxygen, which combines with cell membranes to destroy P.acnes. This process is dependent on the rate of production of excited porphyrins, the concentration of photons, the temperature and the wavelength of the photons. Phototherapy acts as a catalyst to produce the required photochemical reaction from porphyrin activation to oxygen production. This ability is based on three controlled parameters, those of wavelength, the overall concentration of photons, and temperature.
How Acne Phototherapy Works
The Science of Light and Heat Energy
Phototherapy Technology delivers effective and safe skin care. Its inherent safety and flexibility enable it to be used for a wide variety of applications; Psoriasis Care, Acne Clearance, Skin Tightening, Skin Rejuvenation, Wrinkle Reduction, Collagen Renewal, Vascular and Pigmented Lesion Treatments and Hair Removal.
- Non-invasive, non-abrasive treatments
- No down time
- Clinically proven results
- Proven safety and efficacy for all skin types
- Especially suited for Skin Types V-VI
- Easy to use
The Development of Phototherapy
Phototherapy uses light to heal or treat a medical or aesthetic condition. Phototherapy balances wavelengths, intensity and exposure (pulse) duration to tailor each treatment to specific needs and conditions.
In the early 80’s, a new method of light-based therapy, selective photothermolysis, was developed. The theory of selective photothermolysis maintains that by optimizing certain application parameters, the practitioner can target a specific chromophore while minimizing the effect on surrounding tissue.
Most light-based technologies, like laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), rely on light energy to effect clinical changes while they filter out the subsequent heat. They filter out the heat created by the light flash or pulse. Because they filter out the heat instead of using it, they require very high fluences for clinical efficacy, high fluences that require skin cooling techniques to protect the client from burns. Radiancy felt there had to be a better way.
Phototherapy advances the principles of selective photothermolysis by utilizing the dual energy pathways of light and heat to gain the greatest advantage of the light/heat relationship. Patented internal filters protect the skin and proprietary algorithms take full advantage of the skins thermal absorption characteristics. These innovations create the exact balance of light and heat necessary to achieve clinical efficacy in a variety of clinical applications.
Because it uses low fluences, natural fusion of light and heat creates a far more efficient photo thermal technique. The addition of direct heat increases overall effectiveness and lowers fluence to ultra safe levels. Lowering fluence allows us to eliminate the need for skin cooling techniques, simplify the treatment process and minimize risk of harmful side effects, making it safer, easier and more cost effective.
This unique balance of light and heat also enabled effective treatment for the more difficult hair (i.e., salt-n-pepper) and skin types. Skin Types V-VI and sensitive, and Asian skin could now comfortably and safely benefit from phototherapy treatments. A specialized LUA (light unit assembly) for these skin types further enhances safety and comfort without compromising results.