So Many Uses

legsLHE Technology, Light & Heat Energy, first developed by Radiancy in 1998, is the singular most efficient form of phototherapy in medical and aesthetic field today. Its inherent safety and flexibility enables its use in a wide variety of applications. LHE is currently being employed for Hair Removal, Acne Clearance, Skin Rejuvenation and Psoriasis, with more applications on the horizon.

Traditional Phototherapy
Phototherapy, also known as Light Treatment, entails the use of Light to heal or treat a medical or aesthetic condition, Photo meaning light and therapy meaning to treat. Phototherapy has been used to treat such diverse conditions as newborn jaundice, psoriasis and acne. The medical use of phototherapy dates back to ancient times when Greeks built solarium cities in high mountains to harness ultra-violet light for healing tuberculosis. In more recent times, red light was used to suppress the effects of the smallpox virus. Since the 1920s, phototherapy has been extensively used in the treatment of many photoresponsive skin diseases such as psoriasis. Modern day phototherapy balances wavelengths, intensity of light and exposure duration among other parameters to tailor treatment to specific needs and conditions.

In the early 80’s a new method of light-based therapy termed selective photothermolysis was developed. The word photothermolysis is from three Greek words; photo meaning light, thermo meaning heat, and lysis- destruction.

The theory of selective photothermolysis maintains that by optimizing certain application parameters, the practitioner can target a specific chromophore for destruction, while minimizing the effect on surrounding tissue.

Photorejuvenation IPL Skin, Acne and Rosacea IPL Treatments


Do I have to miss work or scheduled social functions?
No. This procedure is a “no downtime” procedure meaning that you may return to all scheduled activities immediately.

photorejuvWhat will my skin look like after the procedure has been done?
Your skin may look slightly flushed temporarily. This mild “glow” will usually not be noticed by other individuals. If you wish, you may apply powder or make-up right away.

Is the procedure painful?
You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of therapeutic light are passed over your skin. The sensation is very mild and easily tolerated. Topical anesthetic creams are not required but are available for individuals who wish to numb the skin.

Why are five treatments required?
It has been demonstrated that the majority of people will achieve most of their improvement after five treatments are performed. Improvement is gradual and becomes evident after several treatments have been completed. Therefore single treatments are not scheduled prior to the completion of the first series of five procedures.

When should maintenance treatments be done?
The ideal time to schedule a single maintenance treatment is about four months after your last treatment. However treatment maintenance schedules can be individualized depending on specific needs.

Can I have a treatment while my skin is tanned?
No. We prefer to treat skin that is not tanned, although a slight “chronic” tan may be acceptable.

What improvement will be noticed after a series of five treatments is finished?
Skin will look refreshed and rejuvenated. Improvement in tone and texture of skin is experienced. A significant reduction of brown and red areas of discoloration, small red blood vessels (spider veins) and irregular areas of pigmentation occurs. Pore size is reduced by one third. A reduction of red discoloration will be evident in individuals with rosacea or abnormal flushing. Skin looks more beautiful following IPL Photorejuvenation.

What does the E-Light do?

E-Light is a complete facial treatment system using combined energy technology of Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Broad Spectrum Light. There are currently five different applicators that can be used on the E-Light, each with a specific range of filtered light spectrum. The 5 different applications are:

How does skin rejuvenation with SR technology work?

The SR uses focused light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to restore skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and uneven skin texture will improve over a treatment series (3-5).

What results can one expect from the SR treatment?

Each SR treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of the treatment series.

How frequently does one need SR treatments?

Treatments are repeated every month for a total of 3-5 treatments.

What happens after each SR treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The improvement in pigmented and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated by the time patients’ return for their next treatment a month later. Brown spots temporarily go darker before they lighten.

What is the average number of treatments for SR?

Photo damaged skin, eurhythmic from Rosacea, Telangiectasias and pigmented lesions typically require 3- 5 treatment sessions. Some resistant vascular and pigmented lesions may require more than 5 sessions to achieve fading or improvement. Fine lines, pore size and superficial depressed scarring may also show noticeable softening after 4-5-treatment sessions.

Is treatment with the SR safe?

Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the SR technology that make it unparalleled for skin safety, without compromising effectiveness for treatment. There are no long-term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the SR. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

How are SR treatments tolerated?

The sensation is often described as “hot pinch” feeling. The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have the skin numbed before treatment.

Who should get SR treatment for Skin Rejuvenation?

Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and aging in the skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities, uneven or rough skin texture. Skin rejuvenation can be done on face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.

How does Skin Tightening via Wrinkle Treatment with ST work?

TSkin-Tightening-Before-After-1he ST procedure combines safe and effective levels of infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energies to remodel the dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth. Both laser and radio frequency have been used separately for decades in medicine and surgery, but the ST exclusively combines infrared light and bipolar radio-frequency energy for ideal treatment outcomes with a very low risk of side effects and virtually no downtime.

What results can one expect from the ST treatment?

ST can improve skin laxity and sagginess of the face, neck and some body areas such as the abdomen or upper arms. Skin texture can also be smoothed out by the tightening and firming effect of treatment. This treatment is performed non-abrasively, which means this is a non-invasive procedure. Most people leave the treatment office with only slight pinkness or no pinkness at all. Patients can return to normal activities immediately.

How many treatments are required?

Most patients will have between 1-3 treatments.

How often are treatments done?

Treatment sessions are typically 4-6 weeks apart.

How are ST treatments tolerated?

The ST procedure is well tolerated by most patients without any topical anesthetic or other means of analgesia. The treatment tip is chilled so it provides contact cooling to the skin surface for added comfort.

Is treatment with ST safe?

ANY medical aesthetic procedure has risk of side effects such as superficial blistering, crusting, and pigment changes in the skin. These risks are rare and usually quickly resolved.

Who should be treated with ST?

All skin colors can be treated with the ST for laxity, sagging, loss of elasticity, or textural irregularities. Treatment can be done on face, neck, and most body areas. Individual client candidacy should be discussed with each client.

What is the average number of treatments for HR hair removal?

laserhair6The average number of treatments is 4 to 8 to achieve clearance, but some patients may require more or less. *Men’s backs and chests, facial hair and hormonal hair take more than the average number of sessions, usually 8+.

How does Acne Treatment work?

acne2The AC uses a specific spectrum of light that targets the bacteria that actually causes acne. When this bacterium proliferates in clogged pores it can cause bumpy and inflamed acne lesions. The AC combines light and gentle radio-frequency energies to decrease proliferation of acne-causing bacteria, and may also affect the sebaceous gland from over-production of oil and promote healing of the skin after acne breakouts.

What results can one expect from the AC treatment?

Over a series of treatments with the AC, most patients notice a faster healing time of existing acne lesions. Frequency and severity of acne lesions should subside as the treatments go on. As well, on-going treatments can help to prevent acne breakouts and promote skin healing after acne breakouts by evening out skin tone and texture.

How frequently does one need AC treatments?

Treatments are done twice a week for four-six weeks. Each treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes. After the initial series of treatments, additional treatments may be prescribed spread out over a longer interval time to fine-tune your therapy and help maintain the results.

What happens after each AC treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. Every patient responds differently but most patients report that they notice improvement as early as three weeks into the treatment series.

What is the average number of treatments for AC?

Active acne is treated for 8 sessions performed twice weekly, followed by maintenance treatments at bi-weekly intervals. Improvement in acne lesion size may not be noticed until halfway through the initial treatment series (after 2 weeks or 4 sessions).

Is treatment with AC safe?

Treatment is very safe for all skin tones, even very dark skin. There are many advances in the AC technology that make it one of the safest acne treatment systems available. There is no long-term health hazards from light or radio frequency energies used in the AC. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

How are AC treatments tolerated?

The sensation is often described as “hot pinch” feeling. The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. The cooling tip that touches the skin surface makes the treatment both comfortable and safe. Most patients do not use topical anesthetic to numb the skin for this procedure.

Who should get AC treatment for acne?

For those wanting alternatives to traditional topical or oral therapies for acne and not responding to traditional acne solutions. Acne on all body areas can be treated with the E-light. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment.