What Is Photobiomodulation?

Growing up were you always told how good it is to get sunlight for your skin? Well, that is true to some degree… the wavelengths emitted from the sun in the early morning and late evening can help stimulate the process of photobiomodulation (PDM) but the sunlight will also cause a lot of damage to your skin which is why you should look elsewhere for these benefits.


The LED Light Therapy treatment that we offer, helps you reap the benefits of photobiomodulation while also protecting your skin from the serious damage – and ageing –  that can be caused by the sun.


What is photobiomodulation?

Another beauty buzzword you might not have heard of is ‘Photobiomodulation’. Wow, what a mouthful! Let’s break it down into 3 parts. The word photo means light, bio means life and, modulation means change. This gives you the definition of PDM which is the ‘changing life through the use of light’ and in the case of our treatments, ‘reducing skin concerns through the use of light’.



What does photobiomodulation do?

When cells absorb the concentrated light, they produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which boosts energy helping to increase the body’s natural healing process.



What treatments use photobiomodulation?

At The Cosmetic Clinic, we have a couple of treatments that go through the process of photobiomodulation. These are our LED specific treatments:


LED Light Therapy 

Lumixa Light Therapy (Normaliser & Collagen Booster)


LED stands for “light-emitting diode” which can be controlled to emit specific wavelengths, and different wavelengths target various depths and concerns in the skin. These wavelengths are then absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin cells through the process of photobiomodulation.



What is Photobiomodulation used for?

There are so many benefits of photobiomodulation. The treatment benefits that can be seen are:


LED Light Therapy 

– Stimulates blood flow

– Induces fast healing

– Targets and reduces active acne and acne-causing bacteria


Lumixa Skin Normaliser 

– Reduces inflammation

– Reduces redness

– Brightens and smooths the complexion

– Revitalising and energising effect


Lumixa Collagen Booster 

– Increases collagen production, plumping skin

– Improves skin density, texture, and pore size

– Reduces fine lines


Want to learn more about our non-invasive LED Light Therapy treatments? Book in for a FREE consultation at your local clinic.