Phototherapy “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) is a fast-growing technology used to treat a multitude of conditions that require stimulation of healing, relief of pain and inflammation, and restoration of function. Although skin is naturally exposed to light more than any other organ, it still responds well to red and near-infrared wavelengths. The photons are absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores in skin cells. Consequently, electron transport, adenosine triphosphate nitric oxide release, blood flow, reactive oxygen species increase, and diverse signaling pathways are activated. Stem cells can be activated, allowing increased tissue repair and healing. In dermatology, LLLT has beneficial effects on wrinkles, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, and healing of burns. LLLT can reduce UV damage both as a treatment and as a prophylactic measure. In pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo, LLLT can increase pigmentation by stimulating melanocyte proliferation and reduce depigmentation by inhibiting autoimmunity. Inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and acne can also be man- aged. The non invasive nature and almost complete absence of side effects encourage further testing in dermatology. “
Source: Semin Cutan Med Surg 32:41-52 © 2013 Frontline Medical Communications
Phototherapy uses light with wavelengths between 390 and 1100 nm and can be continuous wave or pulsed. In normal circum- stances, it uses relatively low fluences (0.04-50 J/cm2) and power densities (100 mW/cm2).21 Wavelengths in the range of 390-600 nm are used to treat superficial tissue, and longer wavelengths in the range of 600-1100 nm, which penetrate further, are used to treat deeper-seated tissues (Fig. 2)
Increasingly, non invasive therapies for skin disease and skin rejuvenation are being used, especially in Western countries, where relatively high disposable incomes are combined with the desire for an ideal appearance fostered by societal pressures. Although skin is the organ most exposed to light, it still responds well to red and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths delivered at the correct parameters with therapeutic intent. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was discovered in the late 1960s, but only recently has it been widely applied in dermatology. The introduction of light-emitting diode (LED) devices has reduced many of the concerns formerly associated with lasers, such as expense, safety concerns, and the need for trained personnel to operate them
Today, LED technology can manufacture powerful light sources in the red and blue range. Red LED therapy has an important role to play in skincare, notably with problem skin and acne. This indication is treated with Blue light, and was approved by the FDA in August 2002.
How does Red light therapy benefit the skin?
Our devices uses a super-luminous LED array to deliver concentrated beams of red light (660nm).
Phototherapy enhances blood circulation and stimulate fibroblast collagen production to strengthen dull and wrinkled skin. This cellular and metabolic effect help fight against skin aging, improve skin tone and increase tissue oxygenation for the clarification of dull skin.
Red light therapy is safe for all skin types and ages, there is no down time or recovery time.
It is one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to help rejuvenate and maintain skin.
How does Blue light therapy work?
Specific wavelengths of blue light (415nm) penetrate the skin and help to destroy acne-causing bacteria. It reduces inflammatory acne lesions bringing an effective and safe help in the treatment of acne.
How does Blue light therapy benefit the skin?
Our devices uses a super-luminous LED array to deliver concentrated beams of blue light.
Once delivered, this light energy is absorbed by the targeted bacteria that produces inflammation associated with acne known as Propionobacterium Acnes, or “P.acnes”. P.acnes releases porphyrins, which are naturally occurring molecules in the body. When porphyrins absorb the 415nm lightwaves, free radicals are produced which destroy the bacteria.
Without P.acnes around to cause inflammation, acne clears up.