Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Photobiomodulation, is an advanced medical technique that uses light or ‘photons’ to stimulate the body at a cellular level to promote cellular function and regeneration. As it uses a ‘cold’ (or non-thermal) laser to speed up cell regeneration, it is a very safe and extremely effective treatment option for a number of skin and body conditions which include reducing pain and inflammation, and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration and has been used for over 30 years with no known side-effects.

Light is an essential component in our lives, but did you know that apart from helping us to see, it can also help us to reduce bodily pain and accelerate tissue repair and healing?

Clinical evidence-based research shows that LLLT helps the cells of your body to communicate with each other and give a regenerative effect:

  • For Skin – LLLT provides an effective, non-invasive and painless holistic option for anti-ageing, acne, acne scarring, keloid scarring, stretch marks and much more.
  • For Body – LLLT has undergone extensive clinical research and testing, with conclusive proof of its effectiveness. This has enabled healthcare practitioners world-wide to successfully treat a variety of patients, in a variety of facilities including skin clinics, medical clinics, hospitals, universities, fitness and sports institutions, health spas, the military and even NASA.

Thanks to this excellent cell regeneration capability, LLLT is effective both as stand-alone treatment and as a complementary treatment as part of a Super-Charged Combination Therapy to accelerate the skin’s healing process and achieve optimum results.

Lasers are essentially a form of highly-focused light, and medical-grade cold lasers in particular are used to promote cell stimulation and renewal without heat or discomfort to the affected areas, either on or within the skin.

With age, our body loses much of the cellular energy ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), often known as a “molecular unit of currency,” similarly to a battery gradually losing its charge.  Every cell uses ATP for energy to power the life function processes such as muscle contraction, skin tissue and nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis amongst many others.

Similar to how the skin absorbs sunlight to produce Vitamin D, when a gentle beam of low laser or cold laser light is applied to the skin, the ATP levels increase. This promotes cellular function including tissue repair, reduction in  inflammation and pain relief, helping the skin and body tissue in bringing cells back to order from chaos. This restoration of skin and body homeostasis promotes faster healing of the damaged or impaired tissue which becomes noticeably stronger.  Hence LLLT can be used for tissue regeneration anywhere on the face or body.

The three main health categories of LLLT:

1. Reduce Inflammation through increased microcirculation of blood and lymphatic drainage.

2. Reduce Pain by stimulating increased levels of natural analgesics or pain-killers (beta-endorphins), and obtain long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort without the use of drugs.

3. Accelerate Tissue Repair through increased ATP levels and collagen and elastin stimulation which enhance the overall activity of the cells responsible for repairing tissue (bone, muscle, ligament, skin, and nerves). Increased rate of repair results in regenerated or healed tissue with improved quality and strength. Scar tissue (both new and old) shows improvement with minimised adhesion and scarring.

LLLT stimulates the body’s repair processes, while optimising the speed of repair in acute injuries where non-healing or chronic conditions are present. As such it is a very versatile treatment and can be used to successfully treat a wide variety of skin and body conditions:

Skin Conditions
  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Allergic reactions (such as hives)
  • Cold sores (Facial herpes around the mouth, nose and chin area)
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Folliculitis (infection and inflammation of hair follicles)
  • Hyperkeratosis (thickening of the outer layer of the skin e.g. calluses, warts and corns on the hands and feet)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
Anti-Ageing and Rejuvenation
  • Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Refine Open / Enlarged Pores
  • Skin Rejuvenation and Firming
  • Rebuilds Sensitive / Reactive / Compromised / Problematic Skin
Scars and Scarring (Body Blemishes)

LLLT therapy can improve in a very short time the appearance of new and mature scars as well as stretch marks without any risk of further injury or scarring:

  • Acne Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Post-operative Surgical Scarring
  • Red and Mature Stretch Marks (from pregnancy, weight gain and bodybuilding)
Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Ankle, Knee and Hip Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back, Neck and Joint Pain
  • Bunions
  • Inflamed Muscles and Joints
  • Pinched Nerves

LLLT successfully addresses a number of skin and body concerns and the benefits include:

Acne
  • Reduces and improves Acne, by eradicating P. acne bacteria
  • Refines and reduces Acne Scarring by rejuvenating cells, helping in wound healing and scar prevention
  • Refines Open or Enlarged Pores
Ageing
  • Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Strengthens the skin by thickening the dermis thus plumping and firming skin
  • Gently rejuvenates the skin giving it a clearer, brighter, radiant and youthful complexion
  • Smoothes and refines Uneven Skin Texture / Enlarged Pores
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis and production, restoring skin elasticity and smoothness
  • Repairs and Rejuvenates Sun Damaged / photo-aged skin
  • Refreshes, rejuvenates and hydrates Dull / Life-Less / Dry / Dehydrated Skin
  • Reduces Facial Oedema by enhancing fluid and waste removal via increased lymphatic drainage
  • Nourishes the skin by increasing hydration and moisture retention
Pigmentation
  • Brightens and Evens out Skin Tone
Scarring
  • Reduces and Improves the appearance of Scarring (incl. burns, acne, keloid and post-operative scars) by breaking down existing scar tissue
  • Reduces and Improves Stretch Marks (red and mature marks – whether gained from pregnancy, weight gain or bodybuilding)
  • Rejuvenates skin cells, accelerating wound healing and scar prevention
Sensitivity
  • Diminishes and in some cases eliminates Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins
  • Soothes, calms and heals Sensitive / Reactive / Compromised / Problematic Skin
  • Reduces inflammation, Rosacea, Vascular Redness and erythema in irritated, reactive and compromised skin
  • Heals while restoring damaged tissue caused by Cold Sores, preventing further outbreaks
  • Enhances fluid and waste removal via increased lymphatic drainage
  • Treats Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and Rosacea
Further benefits of LLLT include:
  • Safe, gentle and non-invasive
  • Zero discomfort and downtime
  • Suitable for all skin colours and types including darker skins
  • Quick and easy treatments, with no anaesthesia required – perfect “Lunch Hour” treatment
  • Soothes, calms and heals all skin types and conditions
  • Accelerated healing response (naturally stimulates your body’s own healing response), and is highly effective with more than 90% efficacy
  • Nourishes the skin by increasing hydration and moisture retention
  • Increases skincare product efficiency and effectiveness, by enhancing faster and deeper penetration and performance of skin actives into the skin
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage and the removal of toxins
  • Works synergistically with complementary treatments as part of a Super-Charged Combination Therapy, delivering exceptional and dramatic results that are superior, more effective, targeted, faster-acting and longer-lasting results
  • Can be had on any part of the body
  • A natural alternative to surgery at a fraction of the cost
  • Provides genuine long lasting results at a cellular level
Superior alternative to pain-killer medications:
  • Increases cellular growth – Accelerates cell reproduction and growth
  • Pain Reduction – Stimulates beta-endorphin production (natural pain-killers) to achieve long-lasting pain relief for acute and chronic conditions, without the use of drugs
  • Faster Wound Healing – Accelerates collagen synthesis in injured tissues by stimulating fibroblast development
  • Inflammation Reduction – Improves joint mobility caused by joint inflammation or bruising, as well as reducing associated fibrosis
  • Increases Micro-circulation – Increases blood flow to affected areas through temporary vasodilation and enhances lymphatic drainage which aids in toxins expulsion
  • Optimises Soft Tissue Repair – Reduces scar tissue formation resulting from scratches, cuts, burns and post-surgery
  • Stimulates Nerve Growth and Regeneration – Accelerates nerve cell reconnection to stimulate sensation in damaged tissue in numb or “dead” areas
  • Increases Metabolic Process – Stimulates greater ATP production due to higher outputs of specific enzymes which release nutrients and oxygen for blood cell circulation, and a stronger immune response. It gives the cells the energy (ATP) they need to repair themselves

LLLT is gentle, non-abrasive, painless and safe for all skin types, conditions and colours, and with no downtime it is an ideal treatment for almost everyone. Being non-thermal it does not heat or hurt the skin, and does not damage the tissue or cause other complications. There are no special care requirements to worry about pre and post-treatment. The technology is scientifically-proven in addressing stubborn and difficult to treat conditions, and is an excellent solution for pain management.

LLLT is very safe when used correctly. The most important consideration is to avoid pointing the laser at the eye (although current studies are investigating the use of LLLT to help in macular degeneration). For this reason, we ensure that during treatment both the client’s and the operator’s eyes are protected with specialist safety glasses. LLLT has been used successfully with no known reports of anyone being harmed from them, and this is backed up by over 3000 world-wide studies confirming the safety and efficacy of this therapy.

Note: We do not perform laser therapy on those people/areas which have not yet been completely scientifically-proven to be safe. This includes the thyroid areas, the foetus area on pregnant women, the head of infants, over suspected tumours/cancers or on people using photo-sensitive or immuno-suppressant drugs.

For Skin: After the first treatment, the skin generally appears clearer, brighter and smoother. Your complexion will look more vibrant and fresher thanks to increased blood flow, tissue oxygenation and increased cellular ATP levels. After a series of treatments, your skin’s tone, clarity, texture and hydration noticeably improves. It helps clear psoraisis, dermatitis, clears acne and acne scars.

For Body: You will experience an improvement after the first treatment, the extent of which depends on whether you have chronic or acute conditions. Acute conditions respond faster to LLLT, while chronic conditions generally take longer and require more treatments.

In either case, as your specific condition and its severity determines the number of treatments required, a customised treatment plan is designed during the first consultation where you will be advised of the best course of action for your unique situation.

The number of treatments depends upon your need for optimum results.

For Skin: Results can often be noticed after the first treatment, however to obtain the best, long-lasting results a series of 6 – 8 treatments is generally required. A maintenance treatment thereafter is highly recommended. It can also be combined with or had adjunct to complementary therapies for enhanced results due to LLLT’s healing and regenerative capability.

For Body: Recent or acute injuries normally respond the quickest to treatment, where you may notice a significant difference within the first few visits. Chronic conditions normally take longer to respond, especially if they have been present for years. This means noticeable improvement may take anywhere from weeks to months.

In your initial consultation, we will analyse your skin concerns and then recommend the best course of action.

None. Low Level Laser Therapy is a safe, natural, painless and non-invasive treatment that does not compromise the integrity of the skin. With zero downtime, it is a perfect ‘lunch-time’ treatment for the busy person, allowing you to get straight back into your normal routine. It can also be had as an add on with other modalities we offer at Renajo.

For anti-ageing the results of a series of LLLT treatments for skin have been reported to last for 4 – 6 months, however we do recommend a maintenance treatment thereafter.  LLLT clears acne while reducing scarring, and in some cases clears acne without any scarring depending on the acne scarring grades. It also help psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin rashes.

The condition of the skin and individual lifestyle including diet, exercise and regular skincare routine play an important part in extending the longevity of results. Post-treatment homecare serums that help support and maintain in-clinic results are highly recommended, as well as keeping the body well hydrated with 1 – 2 litres of water daily.

On their own, all of our treatments deliver effective results. When combined in a complementary multi-treatment program (Super-Charged Combination Therapy), they work at different levels within your skin to deliver visibly superior, more effective, targeted and longer-lasting results.

To ensure the best results, you must follow the correct Pre and Post-Care instructions.

The cost of Low Level Laser Therapy depends upon the size and number of areas being treated:

TLC Repair and Regenerate Full Face | $200

TLC Repair and Regenerate uses dermatology principals together with customised bespoke skin active serums and LLLT to strengthen and re-build skin at the cellular level. It is ideal for anyone suffering from acne, acne scarring, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, uneven skin texture and enlarged pores. This healing treatment targets inflammation, repairs and regenerates skin tissue with TLC in re-building the barrier function of impaired skin.

Amplify the results of your treatment as an add-on:

5 min $70 Series of 3 sessions: $150 ($50 per session)
10 min $100 Series of 3 sessions: $250 ($80 per session)
20 min $150 Series of 3 sessions: $370 ($125 per session)
30 min $200 Series of 3 sessions: $460 ($153 per session)