Tanning and Red Light Therapy Glossary
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Also known as Intense Pulsed Light; A technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes.
A device that generates an intense beam of coherent monochromatic (single color) light. Hand held laser devises are used in clinical settings for light therapies.
Also known as Light Emitting Diode; A semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it.
Light Emitting Diodes
Also known as LED; A semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it.
Minimum Erythemal Dose - The amount of UV exposure that causes the first barely noticable reddening of the skin.
Melanin is a chemical pigment in the skin. Melanin is found in the epidermis and absorbs UV.
Pigment producing cell found in the basal cell (bottom) layer of the epidermis of human skin.
The process by which new melanin pigment is created in our skin.
Minimum Erythemal Dose
The amount of UV exposure that causes the first barely noticable reddening of the skin.