Debriefing LightStim: The Truth Unveiled
Five out of ten people are likely to have heard about LightStim and its alleged properties. This should come as no surprise though, ever since the interest for maintaining a youthful appearance became a multi-million business, thousands of products have been launched to the market, attracting more and more customers each year.
To say that the world of cosmetics has developed substantially in the last decades is truly an understatement. From the purely natural remedies to the creation of the latest technologies, the cosmetic business has not ceased to surprise its followers.
Until lately, the fight against ageing consisted in applying a few topical treatments here and there which consisted mostly in the use of creams or serums. However, with the appearance of more sophisticated technical discoveries, novel treatments have been developed alongside science.
LightStim: The Science behind the Product
Light-Emitting-Diodes (A.K.A LEDs) can be found everywhere – from billboards to flashlights- this type of illumination technology has invaded all walks of life. Even when it was initially developed as a lighting alternative, the technology behind LEDs was later found out to be useful for more than just producing light.
For about four decades, LED devices have been used in the medical world to treat several skin conditions, mostly scarring caused by accidents, burning or acne. Wound healing was found to be significantly sped by the use of this light.
It was not until the last decade however, that the same technology began to be used for skin rejuvenation treatments, but only within cosmetic or medical facilities, such as clinics or spas. Moreover, despite its widespread use, little was actually known about how these treatments improved skin appearance.
A recent German study however, has revealed how this is possible. The key seems to lie in the production of elastin –the human protein involved in skin elasticity. With the passing of time, the water surrounding the layers of elastin in the human skin tends to deplete, thus leaving the elastin fibers prone to breakage, which in turn, contributes to the creation of wrinkles.
This group of German researchers set themselves out to prove that by using high-intensity visible light, such as the one obtained in LEDs, the molecular structure could be modified so as to cause the water layer to produce further elastin liberation.
LightStim: From the Spa to the Comfort of your Home
Once LED therapy became popular in the field of cosmetics, the ultimate challenge lay in making this treatment available to more people by creating a handheld device that would administer this type of LED treatment. And this is how LightStim was born.
By emitting UV-free rays that convert sunlight into cell-binding blocks, LightStim gives users the chance to improve their skin at home.
Besides portability, the developers of LightStim claim the product to provide a wide range of benefits. To begin with, skin tone and texture appears to be greatly improved, consequently making pores, acne scars and wrinkles less visible.
Additionally, LightStim can be used in different body parts, such as neck, face, chest, hands, legs and arms and is said to be particularly useful to treat those “tough spots” like the periorbital area (A.K.A Crow’s feet).
On the Other Hand…
So far so good; nonetheless, experience of hundreds of reviewers reveal that LightStim may provide only a limited treatment as far as skin rejuvenation is concerned. For one thing, even when LED therapy has been proved to improve overall appearance, the treatment may take as much as nine or ten weeks. This is for top-notch equipment in medical centers. Consequently, getting the same results from a much smaller, less powerful device is both technically and scientifically unsound. Finally, LightStim will neither increase the production of collagen, improve overall skin moisture, nor magically erase all wrinkles overnight.