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A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in 2009 showed increases in collagen and elastin up to ninety days after treatment with infrared, and a randomized trial published 2014 in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery involving 136 subjects demonstrated that nearly all volunteers who were exposed to red and near-infrared light for thirty sessions showed significant improvement in skin roughness and collagen density. The red LED wavelengths activate a receptor on the fibroblast surface leading to collagen production. Thy also reduce the amount of enzymes that breakdown collagen production and work on mitochondria to increase ATP levels.

I have a Lightstim that have used not regularly, but whenI have been dutiful and used it nightly the difference in the 'bounce, cushion and glow' on my complexion cause people to ask if I maybe had a little work done...,..and that ain't no placebo effect.

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510(k) Summary of Safety and Effectiveness - FDA more information
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A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared ... Effects of Infrared Radiation on Skin Photo-Aging and Pigmentation two more studies.
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Not impressed with the quality of the studies, sorry.
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Here is another type of  home therapy that is "FDA" approved and also being sold. Thoughts?  I   copied and pasted this below from the site of the manufacturer.


Of course, I did my due diligence before accepting a potential ticking time bomb and blindly shooting lasers into my skin. PaloVia ($445) is the latest cosmetic laser product to come from Palomar Medical Technologies, the company behind the SlimLipo body sculpting laser and the StarLux IPL system. Until now, Palomar’s devices have been available exclusively to medical and cosmetic professionals. But PaloVia harnesses that same technology and brings it into the home, as the first-ever FDA-cleared laser for reducing fine lines around the eyes that can be administered by everyday people without specialized degrees or training.

Fractional laser resurfacing, also known as fractional photothermolysis, targets areas of the skin that are precisely spaced out at a microscopic level and heats some skin zones while others are left undisturbed. Instead of emitting a solid beam, the laser puts out clusters of minuscule beams that punch invisible holes in the skin. In creating a grid-like pattern of micro-wounds, it stimulates fresh collagen production beneath the skin’s surface and allows the untreated areas of tissue to remain stable for quicker recovery.

To “ablate” means to surgically remove. Lasers that are classified as non-ablative do not immediately remove skin, but rather heat the skin to trigger inflammation and new collagen formation. Like its in-office counterpart, the Fraxel, which has become the industry standard for non-ablative skin resurfacing procedures, PaloVia uses fractional technology to employ the intense energy of ablative skin-resurfacing lasers without requiring the same amount of recovery time. Because the treatment areas are spaced out and all of the tissue isn’t targeted at once, these types of treatments are favored by patients seeking minimal discomfort and downtime.
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Caveat emptor

The FDA and other government organisms are being depopulated. Empty chairs means more egregious statements that nobody will check. It is up to consumers to avoid magic devices that release energy on our skin.
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