Low level laser in anti-ageing
Robert Sullivan BSc(Hons) MSc Surg(Edin) PgDipMAcu MInstChP MCoP MASugPC FIChPA, Clinical Consultant Erchonia Lasers Ltd and Clinical & Surgical Director MFCGp (Ireland)
Aesthetic medicine has for almost a century addressed the visual appearance of clients by various applications and procedures. There is an old Axim that says, “beauty is only skin deep” and the conclusions we can draw from this are numerous. The suggestion I take from this is based on founded medical research and clinical evidence that now we can anti-age at a cellular level.
Low Level lasers have been used in medical and allied practice since the 1970, from research we know that they:-
• Reduce inflammation
• Trigger collagen synthesis
• Assist in the exportation of fat from fat cells
• Increase the viable number of mitochondria in cells
• Influence the D loop process
This presentation aims to do a number of things; explore the possibility of restorative and rejuvenative medicine as a result of LLL intervention; look at clinical evidence and patient experience of LLLT and the unexpected positive side effects; explore the recent evidence in relation to methylation and ageing, and finally to propose an argument for LLLT in aesthetics as a cellular restorative process.