Skin regeneration and phototherapy in San Jose California

Skin regeneration and phototherapy in San Jose California

We rarely think of our skin as a vital organ.  It doesn’t pump nutrients around our body and it doesn’t bring in fresh air, yet the skin is just as much a vital organ as the heart or lungs.  It gives our body shape, form, and flexibility, and protects our inner organs from harm.  It is the primary barrier between our bodies and the outside, absorbing damage caused by daily exposure to sun, wind, and environmental pollution.  Moreover, as we age, our skin naturally loses vital proteins such as elastin, which gives the skin its flexibility and elasticity, and collagen, which enables the growth of new, healthy cells and contributes to an evenly textured, smooth skin surface.  Together, the natural aging process and constant exposure to the elements take a visible toll on the health and appearance of our skin.

Luckily, most of the effects of aging and environmental damage can be reversed with non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedures that will restore your smooth, even skin tone and leave you looking and feeling refreshed.  At Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness in Los Gatos, CA, we provide a variety of skin rejuvenation services designed to combat the effects of aging and environmental damage.  Our unique, custom-tailored skin treatments are meticulously formulated to restore your skin to its original healthy glow, minimizing and erasing common problems such as: sun damage, fine lines/wrinkles, skin laxity (sagging, droopy skin) scarring, liver spots, pigmentation problems, and acne.

Light and lasers have been used in medicine over the past 40 years for delicate surgeries and operations, such as eye surgery. However, their full potential is only beginning to be discovered. Advancement in cellular biology has improved our understanding of the effects of Phototherapy. Recent studies indicate that when certain light frequencies are given in the correct intensity, they are able to promote the healing process. It is also found to affect over 20 cellular processes, such as the increased production of collagen and elastin fibers. The therapeutic effects of phototherapy have been clinically proven by independent researchers and documented in publications worldwide. Being a non-invasive procedure, phototherapy is a remarkable alternative to more invasive treatments such as prescriptions medication and surgery, and proving itself to be an effective treatment for many skin conditions with minimal or no risks.

It is found that as light enters the tissue, cellular metabolism is improved by increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Red and near infra-red light has many regenerative and healing properties; whereas blue light has bactericidal properties and improves various skin conditions. With phototherapy, you can expect many conditions heal and recover at a much faster rate. Among the other benefits of phototherapy are increased production of collagen and elastin fiber, increased vascularity, improved cellular immunity, increased lymphatic system activity, bactericidal effect and a nerve relaxing effect.

There are many uses of phototherapy worldwide, a non comprehensive list below:

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Pre & Post Laser Care
  • Acne & Acne Scarring
  • Striae Scars
  • Alopecia
  • Hyper-Pigmented and Sun Spots
  • Varicose Veins / spider veins
  • Psoriasis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Syndrome
  • Ligament and Tendon Tear
  • Contusions
  • Tissue strain and sprain
  • Cellulitis
  • Rash
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Myositis
  • Synovitis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Degenerative Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Leg Ulcers
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Injured Nerve & Bone Fractures
  • Whiplash Injuries

Contact Info:

Wellness Medicine California
Gentle Touch Medical Group
16400 Lark Ave.
Ste 150
Los Gatos, California 95032