What is Rainbow Collagen Sunbed ?
Rainbow Sunbeds are the latest technology in the latest tanning industry, facilitating multiple health benefits. These rainbow collagen lamps consist of 4 different colors.
Blue color has good antibacterial properties of blue light which helps in the reduction of the skin blemishes also regenerating the dead skin cells improving the skin quality.
Green Color is proven to reduce the stress and have a calming influence our minds. It is also proved to enhance learning and concentration, which is why often used in the classrooms.
Red light reaches the deeper layers of our skin where the collagen and elastin fibres are found. It stimulates their growth, improves the skin’s moisture balance and inhibits the effect of free radicals in the skin.
The special UV-B light content increases the production of Vitamin D, essential to a healthy life. Vitamin D is responsible for regulating the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus, and promoting healthy immune system function. It also plays an important role in bone growth and improved resistance against certain diseases.
What is Collagen ?
Collagen is a type of protein. Fibrous in nature, it connects and supports other bodily tissues such as skin, bone, muscles and cartilage. Indeed, Collagen is one of the main proteins in the body of mammals, including humans. Some people refer to Collagen as the glue that holds the body together.
Collagen fibres are built into organic elements which form complicated structures of inner and outer membranes of the organs. Collagen is the basic building material of fibrous connective tissue of living organisms. Nineteen different amino acids take part in building Collagen. Some of these amino acids appear in different proteins, but very seldom, and in small quantities. Such amino acids are used in quantitative chemical determination. Research has proved explicitly that the skin ageing process occurs in connective tissue, whose main ingredient is Collagen.
Collagen constitutes 30?~PC of the total mass of proteins present in the human body. However, there are 29 different types of Collagen of which each type has a different structure and purpose. It takes part in the vital functions of nearly all systems, organs and tissues.
Since Collagens are so important within the body, it stands to reason that Collagen deficiencies can be problematic. In fact, there are some genetic diseases that are associated with Collagen deficiencies. For example, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly referred to as Brittle Bone Disease, results from a significantly decreased level of Collagen. It can also result from the presence of collagen which is of lower quality than normal.
A lack of Collagen can cause disorders within the immune system which can be most damaging to health, because Collagen has a very important defensive function. It limits the absorption and spreading of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, micro-organisms and cancerous cells.
In addition to being so important in the body, Collagen also has many medical uses. It is used in some cosmetic surgery procedures. It is even used in treating and managing serious burns, where it is used in creating man-made skin substitutes.
Collagen and our skin.
Our skin is made up of various elements including the top layer, the epidermis, the sub layer, the dermis and a lower layer, the fat cells. The epidermis gives the protective function. The dermis is the support for the epidermis and is responsible for its tone by two proteins, Collagen to provide strength and elastin to provide elasticity. The fat cells beneath are an important reserve of energy.
The type of Collagen which we are mostly concerned with here is Type 1 which, along with soft keratin and elastin is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. It gives it form and provides firmness and strength, whilst also supporting the skins ability to retain moisture. Possessing great tensile strength, Collagen functions in a manner which is very different from other types of proteins. Collagen fibres are important in contributing to the external structure of cells such as skin.
As people age, however, Collagen degradation occurs as the human body loses the ability to rebuild this particular type of Collagen, leading to wrinkles and skin dryness. Collagen deficiency also causes age changes in the body, such as colour changes, cellulite, dull lifeless hair and nails.
As such, it is an important substance for those looking for ways to fight the visible effects of ageing on the skin.
Collagen Red Light Therapy
What we really need is for our own bodies to start regenerating the Collagen in our skin cells for ourselves.
About 20 years ago, a German company started to produce a sunbed with coloured tubes which they claimed would have an effect on our bodies. The problem was that whilst it had been widely recognised for many years that light therapy can have a great influence on our lives, not enough was known about how to harness this, and more especially, we didn’t have the technology to manufacture it at the very specific wavelengths we needed to gain a benefit.
Whilst we understood that red light between 620 and 650 nanometres can give a beneficial effect on the skin it has recently been established that with a very specific output at 633 nanometres, that benefit can be quite outstanding.
Photo-bio-stimulation by red light emitted at low pressure, at this very specific wavelength affects the Collagen in the Fibroblast layer of our skin to effectively re-energise itself and increase its output of Type 1 Collagen.
Research has shown that the benefits are not instant, and that the way to benefit is by having a course of 3 sessions of 15 minutes per week over a period of at least 2 months. But, the results are there to be seen for yourselves. It should also be noted from the table shown, that the best way to gain a benefit is by using a whole body machine, in a salon, which has the correct power tubes fitted. Just as in suntanning, low power means much longer exposure is necessary, and as far as we can see, 10 to 15 watt tubes fitted in a small facial only unit would require you to sit with your face stuck in the box for an hour or more at a time. Who has that kind of time available to them?