Everyone loves basking in warm, gentle sunlight. These days, we understand that the sun’s rays have dangerous as well as beneficial elements, so most people wisely limit their exposure to the sun. However, sunlight is essential to all life.
The sun’s rays are made up of a number of different ‘wavelengths’, including infrared and ultraviolet, neither of which can be seen by the human eye, even though they have a strong effect on plant and animal life.
Harnessing the Sun’s Benefits
In the early 1990s scientists began to understand more about infrared light LED technology, and, in conjunction with NASA research, led the way in developing many different kinds of infrared and laser therapy devices.
Happily, today these inventions can be used in a range of personal applications to help improve the skin and keep it healthy and more vital in appearance, as well as aid in healing after cosmetic surgery. (Other types of Infrared therapy are also used in pain relief.) The infrared light therapy used in skin therapy is usually delivered by an Infrared Crystallite, which uses invisible light waves.
How Infrared Light Therapy Works
Infrared light waves are capable of traveling deep into the tissue under the skin. There, they work to stimulate lymphatic drainage (which helps carry away waste material from the tissues), increase blood circulation, and nourish tummy tuck damaged tissues. The infra-red light waves stimulate the production of ATP, an energy source that is important for the healing process of body tissues.
Because of this capability, Infrared light therapy is very useful in helping to reduce bruising and swelling after cosmetic surgery, particularly when it is used in the first few days after surgery. It can speed the healing process and help restore the tissues that have been subjected to some trauma from surgery.
Noticeable Results for Most People
The nice thing about infrared light therapy is that it is also relaxing and pain-free. It is most effective in post-surgical treatment if it begins 24 hours after the surgery, and continues for three days. However, you can continue treatment for as long and as often as you wish, as the treatment will continue to benefit your healing tissues. It stimulates blood circulation, has a soothing effect, and encourages the release of endorphins that create the body’s ‘natural high’.
Contemplating cosmetic surgery such as abdominoplasty surgery or liposuction? You should consider infrared light therapy in the days following the surgery. Call Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic on 07 3391 5710 for cosmetic surgery and post-op care.